Website of the Economist magazine with articles from 1997 & much additional material. The Economist Historical Archive offers the full text of all articles from 1843 onwards.
FT.Com website offers a 5 year archive of articles from the Financial
Times, plus lots more web only content. Register
for access. The FT Historical Archive has the full text of articles right back to 1888.
See list of resources on the Economics subject page
Additional specialised data sources that may be useful for finance include:
Free current & historical (back to 1980s) summary data for US & Europe on asset-backed securities & structured finance
Freely available statistics (from 1997-) from the IMF on portfolio investment holdings (equity and debt securities) for a range of countries & international organisations
Summary historical and current data from around 1985 for US & European countries
Includes Central Bank Research Hub Papers - enables searching of papers published by central banks. Also the Financial Stability Board (successor to the Financial Stability Forum) which brings together national authorities responsible for financial stability, international financial institutions, sector-specific international groupings of regulators and supervisors, and committees of central bank experts
A committee of the Bank for International Settlements concerned with banking supervision issues. Access to full text of BCBS documents. See also its Central Bank Research Hub, which makes documents from numerous central banks available.
Fitch Connect (Library Database)
Premier resource for detailed data on over 30 000 banks (global coverage) and up to 30 years of detailed accounts & ratings
As well as news, publications & data, the World Bank is also progressing with digitisation of its archives
Offers a wide range of statistical information.
Representative body for UK banks. Offers some publications and statistics
United States & Latin America
Gives advice to the European Commission on policy and regulatory issues related to banking supervision
Responsible for funding projects in the transition economies of Central & Eastern Europe
Independent EU authority which aims to ensure effective regulation and supervision across the sector. EU-wide stress testing results available for banks 2009-
See also its predecessor the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF)
Useful portal hosted by Cornell offering free access to huge numbers of e-prints in quantitative finance, statistics, computing, physics & maths
Independent body overseeing activities of the City. Replaces the Financial Services Authority
International organisation established in 2009 by the G20 to make policy recommendations about the international financial system
Britain's leading independent microeconomic research institute
Bank of England body working alongside the FCA to ensure the stability of financial services institutions. Replaces the Financial Services Authority
Free website offering a variety of articles and other resources by authorities in the field
Risk measurement service (London Business School) 1981- HG 1.R5