Established in 1986, GLIs provide a consistent and dependable measure of financial
conditions market-by-market. They precede general business and market cycles, and
highlight the contributions from different liquidity providers.
By collecting more than 30 data series reported by Central Banks, National Treasuries
and private sector institutions across some 80 countries around the world every
month, the GLIs represent the most comprehensive survey of liquidity and credit
conditions available to professional investors and advisors.
Data are published in a timely fashion, typically within 10 days of each month-end
and give a very early indication of business and credit conditions at that point
GLI headline data are designed to provide snapshots of financial and credit conditions,
and are lead indicators of future economic activity.
Data are comprehensive, covering liquidity conditions across all 80 key economies
in the developed, emerging and frontier market universe.
The GLI indices are homogeneous in both content and methodology. They are based
on reported data or facts, and not on forecasts or opinions. They are expressed
both as normalised data in local currency terms and in US dollar value terms, and
thus offer unique cross-market comparisons. Our database typically starts for most
economies in 1974.