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<ul><li> 1. EMDB 2000Users Guide EMDB Emerging Markets Data Base </li></ul><p> 2. Version 7.0 (February, 2003)Copyright 2000 Standard &amp; Poor's The McGraw-Hill Companies 55 Water StreetNew York, NY 10041 U.S.A. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced in whole The denominations and geographical names in or in part by any means without the written consent ofthis publication are used solely for the convenience Standard &amp; Poor's.of the reader and do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of Standard &amp; This information is based on data obtained from Poor's or other affiliates, concerning the legal status sources that the S&amp;P considers to be reliable, but is of any country, territory, city, area, or of its not guaranteed as to accuracy and does not purportauthorities, or concerning the delimitation of its to be complete. boundaries or national affiliation. Although S&amp;P is registered under the U.S. S&amp;P may, from time to time, have a financial Investment Advisers Act of 1940, this information interest in the securities mentioned or included in shall not be construed, implicitly or explicitly, asthe calculation of the S&amp;P/S&amp;P/IFCI, containing any investment recommendations. This S&amp;P/S&amp;P/IFCG, or S&amp;P/S&amp;P/IFCG Frontier information does not constitute an offer of or an Indices. invitation by or on behalf of S&amp;P to purchase or sell any of the shares mentioned, nor should it be Any views expressed herein are those of the considered as investment advice.authors and do not necessarily represent the views of The McGraw-Hill Companies or Standard &amp; Poor's. Published monthly in the United States of America 3. Contents Standard &amp; Poor's 4 Report Generation The Emerging Markets Data Base Comparative Reports 22 Market Profiles 23 1 Introduction to EMDB 2000 Index Constituents24Introduction 2 Installation 35 Graph GenerationDesigning Graphs26 2 Using EMDB 2000Main Features66 Database Update Selection Types7 Updating303 Data RetrievalRetrieving Data10 Appendixes Selecting Groups 12 Linking to Market Data 13 1 S&amp;P Index Base Periods and Dates of Selecting Stocks 14 Inclusion 32 Selecting Industry Data15 2 EMDB Data Series Coverage 34 Data Windows 16 3 Currency Scales 35 Percent Changes17 4 Glossary36 Sorting Data 18 5 Abbreviations 38 Exporting Data 19 THE S&amp;P INDICESAUGUST 1998 4. Standard &amp; Poor's Standard &amp; Poor'sUsing a sample of stocks in each market, EMDBcalculates Indices of stock market performance Standard &amp; Poors, a division of The McGraw-Hill designed to serve as benchmarks that are Companies, provides financial information, consistent across national boundaries. This analysis, advice, and credit ratings globally. eliminates the inconsistencies that make itdifficult to compare locally-produced Indices with S&amp;P's Index Services unit maintains a wide differing methodologies. Monthly Indices are range of investable portfolio indices, including the available from the end of 1975, weekly Indices S&amp;P 1200, the worlds first investable globalfrom the end of 1988, and daily Indices from equity index, the S&amp;P 500 for the U.S., the S&amp;P/ October 1995. TSE 60 for Canada, the S&amp;P Euro and Euro Plus for Continental Europe, and the S&amp;P/TOPIX 150Investable indices were introduced in March 1993 for Japan. More than $800 billion is indexed toand are designed to meet the increasingly Standard &amp; Poors indices globally. Forsophisticated needs of international investors. information, visit www.standardandpoors.com. Adjusted to reflect the accessibility of markets andindividual stocks for foreign investors, the S&amp;P/S&amp;P/ Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies isIFCI (Investable) indices offer the ideal performance a leading information services provider meetingbenchmark for both active and passive international worldwide needs in education, business, finance, investors. the professions and government. The corporation employs 16,500 people located in more than 400 In October 1995, S&amp;P began calculating the offices in 32 countries. S&amp;P/IFCG and S&amp;P/IFCI Indices on a daily basis.On January 4, 2000, Standard &amp; PoorsIn January 1996, S&amp;P began adjusting the completed its acquisition of the International capitalization of index constituents to eliminate Finance Corporations indices of emergingcross-holdings. The adjustments eliminate markets stock performance as part of a broad,distortions caused by double-counting of share new strategic collaboration between the twocapitalization, thereby reducing the weights of organizations. stocks and markets where cross-holding isprevalent. In November 1996, adjustments to Acquisition of the indices and the Emergingeliminate government holdings were introduced. Markets Data Base (EMDB) will expand the global coverage of Standard &amp; Poors index The products of the Emerging Markets Data Base services business, already the foremost provider are available in computerized form and as of investable index products in the world. The publications. The data base provides three levels of EMDB, the first and the most comprehensive computerized data: comprehensive data on compilation of emerging markets information, individual stocks covered in all markets; data series covers 53 markets and more than 2,000 stocks.for each index computed; and data series for each More than $8 billion of assets are managed market covered. Subscribers either receive data against S&amp;P's emerging markets index from EMDB on CD, download data from EMDB's operations.FTP server, or access data via on-line delivery froman EMDB distributor. Publications include the annual The Emerging Markets Data Base Emerging Stock Markets Factbook, monthlyEmerging Stock Markets Review and The S&amp;P EMDB serves as a vital statistical resource forEmerging Market Indices: Methodology, Definitions, the international financial community in its and Practices. investment and advisory work. Now in its second decade, the data base has gained recognition as the world's premier source for reliable and comprehensive information and statistics on stock markets in developing countries. 5. 1.Introduction toEMDB 2000 EMDB EMDB 2000 Users Guide 6. Introduction S&amp;Ps Emerging Markets Data Base is pleased to add EMDB 2000 to its product line, a comprehensive information system using Windows NT for data retrieval, graph design, report generation and more.The EMDB 2000 database contains the latest figures for all S&amp;P indicesGlobal, Investable, Industry, and Frontier and market data such as prices, corporate actions, and stock ID information.The system is easy to learn because its graphical interface is consistent from one selection window to the next. Once you have learned to use one database query, you can use that knowledge to run other queries within EMDB 2000. You can also run Microsoft Excel at the same time you are using EMDB 2000 and share information between them. RequirementsTo effectively run EMDB 2000, the following software and hardware is recommended: Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME or above. A minimum of 200 MB of free disk space and a CD-ROM drive A printer, if the user intends to print from EMDB 2000Microsoft Excel is optional, but will ease the transfer of data from EMDB 2000. EMDB 20002USERS GUIDE 7. Installation Installation of EMDB 2000 is quick and easy. Both the system software and the data files reside on the EMDB 2000 compact disc.Installing the Program and Data FilesThis set of instructions assumes that your CD is drive D: and that you are installing the program on your C: drive.1. Place the CD into your PC's CD drive 2. Using Windows Explorer, select the D: drive and double click on setup.exe.This procedure automatically installs the software necessary to run EMDB 2000. Setup.exe will ask youwhere you want to install the program and suggests a default location of C:EM. 3. Once the program has been installed, the data files need to be copied from the CD to your PC. In WindowsExplorer, copy files in D:EMDATA to your PC's location C:EMDATA (provided you installed the software to C:EM). 4. Once the data files have been copied to C:EMDATA, highlight all of them and open "Properties" in the "File"menu in Windows Explorer. De-select the "Read-Only" box in the "Attributes" section of the "Properties" window. 5. Installation is complete.Creating an EMDB 2000 Shortcut IconOnce installed, you may want to create a shortcut icon on your Windows Desktop. To create a shortcut, use the following steps:1. From the Windows Desktop, click the right mouse button once 2. From the "New" menu, select "Shortcut" 3. Click on "Browse" and select C:EM EM.EXE 4. Click on "Next" and proceed to name the program as you wish 5. Clicking on "Finish" will complete the shortcut process and leave you with an icon on your desktop EMDB 2000 3 USERS GUIDE 8. 2. Using EMDB 2000 EMDB EMDB 2000 Users Guide 9. Main Features EMDB 2000 is a complete information system for emerging markets data with comprehensive features for retrieving data, generating reports, and drawing graphs. There are four main parts to the EMDB system:DatabasesS&amp;P IndicesCountry IndexGICS IndexStock Data Stock-ID Stock DataLocal Market DataLocal Market DataLocal Market IndexBarra Global Estimates (TM) optional subscription itemDepositary ReceiptsDepositary Receipts-IDDepositary Receipts DataReports Comparative Reports Market Profiles Constituent ReportsGraphics A do-it-yourself system that enables users to design graphs using a self-driven selection menu. Several data series can be depicted using any combination of data for stocks, markets, regions, or industries.MaintenanceThis feature allows users to update data. Also, this feature allows users to specify where their copy of Microsoft Excel resides so that EMDB 2000 can start the program and transfer data with the push of one button.Shown below is the initial selection window: EMDB 2000 6USERS GUIDE 10. Selection TypesEMDB 2000 is designed for simple pointing and clicking of a mouse. The layout of the program is consistent throughout, to allow for maximum speed and ease of use. Users can choose menus, commands, and/or options displayed in one of the following five selection types: Menu BarUsed to access the main menu and sub-menus, menu items are selected by single-clicking. The menu bar pictured on the previous page includes options for Database, Reports, Graphics and other options.Check BoxThese are primary options such as selecting monthly, weekly, or daily databases and for secondary options such as requesting "end of quarter data" or "end of year data."List BoxList boxes are used to select items to be included in a query such as markets, stocks, industries and data fields,etc. Each item is selected by clicking on it. In order to select multiple items that are not consecutively located in the list box, hold down the Control key while selecting. If selecting multiple items that are listed consecutively, hold down the shift key and click on the first and last items in the series, all items in between will be selected.Drop Down BoxDrop down boxes are used to select start and end dates when defining a query."Smart" Button"Smart" buttons are usually located toward the bottom of selection screens and allow users to quickly perform a variety of popular selections such as selecting all markets or all data fields. "Smart" buttons are also available for the saving and loading of user-created macros. Menu BarDrop Down Box Check Box List Box"Smart Button" EMDB 2000 7USERS GUIDE 11. 3.Data Retrieval EMDB EMDB 2000 Users Guide 12. Retrieving Data Shown below is an S&amp;P Index - Country Index selection window that appears after this database is chosen from the main menu. All data selection windows in the system have a similar format: the Market list box is shown on the left, the Data Field list box is in the middle, period list boxes are on the right, and the command "smart" buttons are along the bottom. The Output page can be seen as a "tab" on the top right-hand side of the active area. Once users have selected the parameters for their queries, they click on this tab to view query results.To view or retrieve data: 1.Select desired markets by clicking on them. Hold the Control key down while clicking on multiple names thatare not consecutive, or hold the Shift key down while clicking on the first and last consecutive items wantedto select them as well as all in between.2.Select desired index fields by the method described in 1. above.3.Select desired time period from the From-To list boxes by clicking on the pull down menu of dates andclicking on the desired date.4.The Output "Tab" should now be black, indicating that sufficient criteria have been selected to conduct a query. Click on the Output "Tab" to extract data.After selecting a market or index field, that item will remain highlighted in blue. Clicking on the item again, or selecting another item, will de-select the original item. Hold down the Control key and click on a selected item to remove only that item in cases where multiple items have been selected. Index field abbreviations are the same in all windows, with PR and TR short for price and total return, LC for local currency, MCAP for market capitalization, and VTRD referring to value traded. A complete list of abbreviations is included in the appendix section. 13. Retrieving Data (cont.) Clicking on the Output "Tab" retrieves index data values, as shown below: Once users have defined a query by selecting markets, data items, etc., the "save macro" "smart" button can be used to save the query for future use. The save macro "smart" button is located below the "Join Markets Database" button on the lower right hand side of the selection screen and is marked by a floppy disk image. Once saved, a user can load a macro by clicking on the "smart" button directly to the left of the save macro button, marked by an open file image. Both saving and loading macros lead to a file dialog screen (see below) allowing users to specify file location. Be sure to leave the ".mix" extension in the "Files of type" field so that the system will recognize the file as a macro. EMDB 200011 USERS GUIDE 14. Selecting Groups Users can also select several markets in the Market list box rather than one at a time by pressing the Select Group "smart" button, as shown below. The Select Group button is the right-most "smart" button located directly below the country selection area.After clicking once on the desired group(s) and selecting "OK", EMDB 2000 will automatically highlight each market belonging to the selected group(s). EMDB 2000 12 USERS GUIDE 15. Linking to Market Data Users can combine data from the Market Data database with their queries in the S&amp;P Country Index database by clicking on the "Join Markets Database" button on the selection screen. EMDB 2000 13 USERS GUIDE 16. Selecting Stocks To retrieve data on individual stocks, users must first choose from three stock-level databases listed under "Databases" option on t...</p>