Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters has launched a dedicated Decision Africa app on its flagship desktop product Eikon. The app provides financial professionals with comprehensive market and data leading up to and after the elections in Kenya (8th August), Angola (23rd August), Liberia (10th October), and Mali (29th October).

The app features a chart book page of all four countries with information on health and primary education, infrastructure, macro environment, technological readiness and labour market efficiency. It offers clients an easily accessible desktop view of events across the Sub Saharan Africa political and economic landscape, and a one-stop location for market data, news, commentary, and analysis. In addition, the app provides continuous Reuters news and commentary, as well as key economic snapshots of the four countries and Sub Saharan Africa Markets.

“The pace of political and economic change has been accelerating across the continent in the past few years,” said Sneha Shah, Managing Director, Africa, Thomson Reuters. “Africa is a rapidly growing destination for foreign direct investment, and with the diversity of markets and political and economic environments, investors are asking us for more ways to get unbiased, real-time access to the most comprehensive portfolio of news and data relevant to help them make critical decisions.”

Thomson Reuters Eikon is a powerful and intuitive next-generation open platform solution for consuming real-time and historical data, enabling financial markets transactions and connecting with the financial markets community. Its award-winning news, analytics and data visualization tools help its users make more efficient trading and investment decisions across asset classes and instruments including commodities, derivatives, equities, fixed income and foreign exchange. Eikon is a leading desktop and mobile solution that is open, connected, informed and intelligent.

Users can connect with clients and/or peers through Eikon Messenger in a secure and compliant manner, and provides access to a messaging community of over 300,000 financial professionals. Eikon Messenger is available as part of an Eikon subscription or as a free, stand-alone service.

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