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Training Course on 'Short-term Business Statistics' in Maldives
 
Date : 19-20 November 2012 Venue : Male Maldives

The Centre organized a training course on “Short-term Business Statistics” at the Department of National Planning, Maldives, on 19-20 November 2012. The course was provided by Mr. Abd. Latib Talib, an expert from the Department of Statistics (DOS) Malaysia, and was attended by the related staff members of the Department of National Planning, Maldives.

The training course on “Short-term Business Statistics” mainly focused on Business Cycle Indicators (BCI) including how to select indicators for BCI and how to construct BCI.

The agenda of the training mainly covered the following subjects:

  • Introduction to Time Series
    • Definition and Type of Time series
    • The Usual Components of Time series
  • Decomposition of Time series
    • Seasonal Adjustment
    • Trend-Cycle Components
  • Business Cycle Indicators and Measurements
    • The growth rate, classical and growth cycles
  • Indicators Selection
    • Lead/Lag Analysis
    • Granger Causality Test
  • Business Cycle Analysis and Business Cycle Clock