Advice on data provider - historical & real-time

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Advice on data provider - historical & real-time

Hi. I live in Hong Kong.
I need data to test my stratey and do analysis.
I need to get both EOD & Intraday data all over the world, including index, index futures/options; currency, forex futures/options; commodities futures/options, stock & stock futures/options.
For index, I mostly need DJ, S&P500, Nikkei, KOSPI, MSCI Taiwan, Hong Kong HSI/HHI.
For currency, Australian, British, Canadian, Japanese, Swiss, Euro.
For commodities, gold & crude oil.
For stock, Hong Kong & US.
It could be Metastock or ASCII format.

My Question is:
1) Where can I get historical EOD & intraday data?
My criteria are:
a) reliable (data contains less/no errors)
b) price (as cheap as possible; or free)
c) period (abt 5-10 years are enough; If I need to pay, it could be great if I can get unlimited update of historical data [not sure if any data provider offer this service?])

Note: I have MLDownloader.
I'm not sure if I can download these data from free sources by this program.
Currently I just know how to donwload stock info from Yahoo through MLDownloader.

2)
I also need real-time data for day trade.
I think I'm going to use Metastock for charting/analysis.
Can you recommend me any good Metastock data feed provider?
My criteria are:
a) reliable (data contains less/no errors)
b) stable (supply data smoothly with no delay [for most of the time])
c) price (as cheap as possible, but quality comes first unless it's too expensive)
Note: I need real-time data for index & forex & commodities futures/options.
I may not need real-time stock data. But if it's cheap, I'm glad to get it too.


Thanks a lot.
 

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