Rimes integrates Reuters EcoWin database

London - 16 October 2006

Rimes, the integrator of financial databases for the global investment community, today announced an extension of its alliance with Reuters. Rimes will now also offer the Reuters EcoWin database, which covers economic and financial data from over 100 countries. Mutual customers of Rimes and Reuters will have access to a powerful analytical solution with an enhanced breadth of critical data.

The Reuters EcoWin database consists of global economic and financial data. Data is collected from more than 800 primary sources including: national statistical offices, central banks, financial exchanges, private institutes and other data sources.

Julien Barber, senior vice president, Rimes, commented: “Reuters EcoWin is one of the leading providers of comprehensive high-quality economic and financial data. This database is a significant enhancement to Rimes’ data coverage, particularly in the Eastern European and Latin American emerging markets. This data is an exciting complement to our existing coverage of more than 150 premium research databases.”

Sally Jones, UKI sales manager, Reuters EcoWin Products, stated: “Reuters EcoWin’s global macroeconomic, financial, commodity and debt data covers all markets and regional aggregates. It is renowned for its high-quality depth of coverage as well as its accuracy and timeliness. The real value of Rimes is in maximising the value of data through powerful integration and access tools.”

The combination of the Reuters EcoWin database, Reuters Pricing & Reference Data, Reuters Estimates, and Reuters Global Fundamentals now offers research analysts, economists, strategists and portfolio managers a complete data solution. Reuters Pricing & Reference Data provides comprehensive, timely and accurate global multi-asset historical pricing, validated pricing, corporate actions, terms and conditions and reference data. Reuters Global Fundamentals contains data on over 43,000 companies and Reuters Estimates provides forecast data from over 600 brokers around the world.

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