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Global Insight Introduces New Desktop Software Integrated with Microsoft® Office
DataInsight 3.0 Provides Comprehensive Data Navigation, Analysis and Graphics

WALTHAM, MA, 16 November 2006 - Global Insight, Inc., the world's leading company for economic and financial analysis and forecasting, today introduced DataInsight 3.0, the first desktop version of its popular data search, navigation and retrieval service. DataInsight 3.0 allows clients to more quickly and easily access Global Insight's vast databases, retrieve the exact information they need, and have the data easily and effectively available for use in a wide variety of Microsoft® Office applications, such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint. DataInsight 3.0 allows users to automatically update charts, graphs and tables in their applications for use in research reports and presentations.

"We developed this service in direct response to feedback and requests from our client base," said Evert-Jan ten Brundel, the head of product management for Global Insight's Financial Markets Division. "With DataInsight 3.0, the bottom line is that our clients involved in the recurring production of research reports, presentations, and calculations can accomplish them much more quickly and easily than ever before."

DataInsight 3.0 allows users to perform mathematical functions, rapidly transform data, and create unique time-series data and proprietary indices. Data manipulation is done easily with drag-and-drop techniques, drop-down selection, and right mouse-clicks to apply functions. Among the features available with DataInsight 3.0 is Global Insight's proprietary Key Indictor database that provides cross-country comparability for over 40 concepts across more than 100 countries along with the ability to search for data across multiple concepts including industries and countries. DataInsight 3.0 provides access to historical data dating back to the 1960's and earlier, along with Global Insight's forecast data. DataInsight 3.0 also provides clients with pre-formatted tables; quick views; keyword search; access to comparable data; a flexible search tool; and simple data retrieval.

For more information on DataInsight 3.0, please visit www.globalinsight.com/datainsight.

Contacts:
Bob Lemmond, Global Insight, Pres. Financial Mkts. Div.
+1.781.487.2144 (bob.lemmond@globalinsight.com)

Evert-Jan ten Brundel, Global Insight, Financial Mkts. Div.
+44.208.544.7858 (evert-jan.tenbrundel@globalinsight.com)

Jim Dorsey, Global Insight, Media Relations
+1.781.301.9069 (jim.dorsey@globalinsight.com)

About Global Insight
Global Insight, Inc. (http://www.globalinsight.com/) is a privately held company that brought together the two most respected economic information companies in the world, DRI and WEFA. Global Insight provides the most comprehensive economic and financial information available on countries, regions, and industries, using a unique combination of expertise, models, data, and software within a common analytical framework to support planning and decision-making. Through the world's first same-day analysis and risk assessment service, Global Insight provides immediate insightful analysis of market conditions and key events around the world, covering economic, political, and operational factors. The company has over 3,800 clients in industry, finance, and government with revenues in excess of $80 million, over 600 employees, and 23 offices in 13 countries covering North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.



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