The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is part of the Economist Group, the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. Founded in 1946 as an in-house research unit for The Economist newspaper, the EIU delivers business intelligence, forecasting and advice to over 1.5 million decision-makers from the world's leading companies, financial institutions, governments and universities. The EIU’s analysts are known for the rigour, accuracy and consistency of their analysis and forecasts, and their commitment to objectivity, clarity and timeliness.
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