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Significant Developments

An overview of Significant Developments 

  • Significant Developments provide real-time summaries and categorizations of crucial, market-moving company events – a news analysis and filtering service to help simplify your workflow.
  • Use Significant Developments (SigDev) information to perform in-depth research on specific topics like mergers, earnings, officer changes, and products.
  • We have compiled over 2.5 million developments since the year 2000 and are growing at a rate of 5,000 per week. All events are tagged with the topic, significance, and date/time of announcement.

Key facts 

  • Data format
    CSV
    HTML
    JSON
    PDF
    Python
    SQL
    Text
    User Interface
    XML
    Zip Archive
  • Delivery mechanism
    API
    Cloud
    Deployed/Onsite Servers
    Desktop
    Digital Files
    Excel
    FTP
    SFTP
    Website
  • Publishing frequency
    4-Hour
    Daily
    End of Day
    Event-Based
    Intra-day
    On Demand
    Real-Time
    Varies
    Weekly

Features & Benefits

What you get with Significant Developments 

  • Create and monitor customized alerts for the companies and events.
  • Currently cover over 53,000 active companies, including the constituents of all major indices and frontier/emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
  • Integrate qualitative events information into quantitative models and also help identify correlations between news events, fundamental data and price movements.
  • See historical trends for clues on future performance, or to inform investment decision making and decisions on portfolio holdings.
  • Create custom reports for a portfolio of companies, regions, industries and news topics, while intelligent tagging of developments and deep histories make Significant Developments a powerful addition to quantitative models.
  • Market & Industry Views: Users can view events from a geographic or industry perspective. This allows a top-down analyst to take action based on an economists’ forecast by conducting specific market/industry research that includes both current and historical views of significant corporate events.
  • Compare Guidance with Estimates: With over 3,000 new pre-announcements added every earnings season, clients can compare company guidance against the ‘market view’ contained in our world-class Estimates database. Guidance history from 2002 allows accurate back-testing and historical analysis.
  • Time Management: Investors can instantly catch up on recent news affecting their portfolios in the same amount of time required to read one press release.

How it works

 Accessing the dataset

This dataset can be used by the following products. Talk to us to learn more about different packages and offerings.

Knowledge Direct

Knowledge Direct API uses industry standard protocols (SOAP and XML) to deliver Refinitiv content for inclusion within internal or external client applications. Using XML request/response, clients can access a comprehensive offering of company and economic Data (fundamentals, estimates, significant developments, etc.), market data, news and quotes and the associated capabilities, including charts, search and timeseries.
Data Formats:
XML
Zip Archive
HTML
Delivery Mechanisms:
FTP
API
SFTP
Publishing Frequencies:
Daily
Event-Based
Real-Time
Weekly
4-Hour
End of Day
Intra-day

Eikon

Refinitiv Eikon delivers a powerful combination of information, analytics and exclusive news on financial markets – delivered in an elegant and intuitive desktop and mobile interface.
Data Formats:
CSV
XML
JSON
User Interface
Python
Delivery Mechanisms:
API
Desktop
Excel
Publishing Frequencies:
Varies

Refinitiv Datastream

Welcome to Datastream, our historical financial database with over 35 million individual instruments or indicators across all major asset classes, including 14 million economic indicators. It features 100+ years of data, across 175 countries – the information and tools you need to interpret market trends, economic cycles, and the impact of world events. Datastream is available via Datastream Advance (EOL Sept 2021) or via Eikon DFO, Eikon R&A, Refinitiv Workspace for Students, Refinitiv Workspace for Academics, Refinitiv Workspace for Wealth. It is expected to be included in many more variants of Refinitiv Workspace during 2021. Datafeed access is via Datastream Data Loader & Datastream Web Service (which includes Matlab, EViews, Python, R & codebook integration) Client desktop tools include DFO (Datastream for Office) Datastream Charting, including Chartbook Navigator - Search & Navigation tool
Data Formats:
CSV
Delivery Mechanisms:
FTP
API
Publishing Frequencies:
Daily

Thomson ONE

Thomson ONE delivers a broad and deep range of financial content, all within a workspace that's geared to your needs and workflow.
Data Formats:
HTML
Delivery Mechanisms:
Website
Publishing Frequencies:
Daily
Event-Based

Refinitiv On Demand

Refinitiv On Demand is a delivery channel for Refinitiv content and capabilities enabling clients to customize the information they want to receive on a bespoke basis. Refinitiv On Demand provides a consultative approach to provide efficient, timely custom solutions to help clients make informed decisions. The final reports and analysis are delivered to clients via email.
Data Formats:
PDF
Text
Delivery Mechanisms:
Digital Files
Publishing Frequencies:
On Demand

Refinitiv Quantitative Analytics

Refinitiv Quantitative Analytics – a powerful, scalable platform to manage, maintain and integrate quantitative analysis and investment data.
Data Formats:
SQL
Delivery Mechanisms:
Deployed/Onsite Servers
Cloud
Publishing Frequencies:
Daily

Workspace

Refinitiv Workspace delivers a powerful combination of information, analytics and exclusive news on financial markets – delivered in an elegant and intuitive desktop and mobile interface.
Data Formats:
CSV
XML
JSON
User Interface
Python
Delivery Mechanisms:
API
Desktop
Excel
Publishing Frequencies:
Varies

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