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Global equity indices

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Track equity markets at any level of granularity

Our global equity indices cover over 10,000 stocks from 51 markets, broken down into different countries, regions, and sectors.

Why choose our global equity indices?

Our global equity indices allow you to analyze and compare developed, emerging, and select frontier markets at varying levels of granularity.

Highly correlated to popular global benchmarks, the indices are backed by simpler, more affordable commercials. Sector indices are based on The Refinitiv Business Classification (TRBC), the industry's most comprehensive, up-to-date, and detailed classification scheme.

The indices are also highly representative, covering over 99.5% of each market’s investable market capitalization, making them ideal for benchmarking and analysis, or as the base for custom index strategies and overlays.

Features & benefits

What you get with global equity indices

Broad market coverage

Representative of each market, ideal starting point for customization. Includes large-, mid-, small-, and certain micro-caps.

Simple fees-based structure

Structure based on index usage, no additional fees for public index display.

Transparent, rules-based methodology

Applied through all countries, regions, and sectors. Has the ability to perform fair comparisons between equity markets.

Free-float market weighting methodology

Correlated performance to well-known indices.

Real-time and end-of-day indices

Ability to launch listed investment or trading products tracking real time indices.

Sector indices

Available at 4 levels of granularity per country or region. Track and benchmark niche industries and global sectoral movements.

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.

Refinitiv Data Platform

The Refinitiv Data Platform delivers a single, consistent data experience to access, distribute and build with Refinitiv and third party data. With cloud-enabled platform capabilities and flexible distribution options, the Refinitiv Data Platform enables faster deployment of applications, greater scale with workflow-critical analytics and a reimagined approach to technology innovation, data distribution and management.

Data Formats: Java Script Object Notation (JSON)
Delivery Mechanisms: API
Publishing Frequencies: Daily ・ Real-Time

Refinitiv DataScope

Refinitiv DataScope is a strategic custom delivery platform that supports a full cross-asset offering for pricing, reference data, and derived analytics. Covering all major asset classes, including fixed income, equities, futures and options, money, funds, loans, CDS/IRS and OTC equity options, as well as corporate actions data, estimates, entity data and news, Refinitiv DataScope Select provides flexible extraction capabilities, including file customization, scheduling and trigger options, intraday snaps and third-party entitlements. Cross-platform support is available for data retrieval and includes a zero-footprint web interface, FTP connection (internet or private network (BT Radianz (MPLS) or Delivery Direct) and API internet client server. Fee-liable, subject to terms and conditions.

Data Formats: CSV
Delivery Mechanisms: API ・ FTP
Publishing Frequencies: Daily ・ End of Day

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: HTML
Delivery Mechanisms: API ・ Desktop ・ Excel
Publishing Frequencies: End of Day ・ Monthly


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: HTML
Delivery Mechanisms: API ・ Desktop ・ Excel
Publishing Frequencies: Daily ・ End of Day

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
Delivery Mechanisms: API ・ FTP
Publishing Frequencies: Daily