The Country Data section includes numerous resources that provide individual country and regional data, country profiles, economic and financial statistics information, and other useful information such as country and regional news, and important information covering country political and economic policies and conditions. This section utilizes a number of different resources drawing from government, news media, academic, non-government institutional, and commercial sources.
Asian Development Bank Regions and Countries.
In addition to the many links and resources available on the Asian Development
Bank (ADB) homepage, ADB also provides regional and member country data, as well as country economic and statistical information.
BBC News Country Profiles.
Provides country and regional information, which consists of an overview,
facts and figures, information on leadership and the media. This web site also
includes video and audio as well as links to daily news.
Countries of the World, Learning Network-infoplease.com.
The Countries of the World homepage provides important country information
which consist of: Country Facts, Population and Statistics, Government, Economics,
Travel, and Climate information. Cultural and language information and resources are also
available from this web site.
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World Economic History
International Trade & Global Commerce
Foreign Exchange Market
Trade Policy, Treaties, & Law
International Organizations & Economic Development
Economic Trade Data & Statistics
U.S. Government Resources
Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
Hanjin company container ship at port in the Port of Vancouver
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Eldis Country Profiles.
Eldis Country Profiles includes country profile information, country
news, statistics, as well as organizational and sectorial information. The
web site also provides access to resources guides and other useful web links.
Europa - European Union Online.
The European Union web site includes links to country member information,
news, EU functions and activities, EU institutional information, and other important
information resources and publications.
International Monetary Fund (IMF), Country Information.
The IMF's Country Information web page provides country data and
reports on all IMF member countries. Country financial analysis and current
exchange rate information are also provided on this web page.
Library of Congress - Federal Research Division, Country Studies.
The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of
the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security
systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. The Country Studies carefully examine the interrelationships of these systems and important cultural factors within individual countries. Presently, 101 countries and regions are covered on this web site.
OECD, Member Countries
Includes information on the 30 Member countries of the OECD and provides links
to all OECD documents pertaining to each member country. Documents include annual reports,
case studies, country surveys/reviews/guides, projections, forecasts and outlooks, country
statistics, data and indicators, policy briefs, working papers, as well as many other
important publications and information resources.
Trade Profiles. World Trade Organization.
Publisher's description: "The Trade Profiles provide standard information on the structural trade situation and trade policy measures of members, observers and other selected economies. The profiles are complemented with general macroeconomic indicators. Data are currently provided for over 180 economies and coverage will be gradually extended as information becomes available."
United Nations, Member States - Permanent Missions to the United Nations.
The United Nations, Member States/Permanent Missions homepage provides country
links and information to all permanent member nations to the United Nations. The UN links
provide access to country information, news, reports, and other useful information
U.S. Department of State.
The U.S. Department of State's Countries and Regions, and Country Commercial
Guides serve as key information sources on country and regional reports, economic policy
and trade practices. The Country Commercial Guides contain information on the business and
economic situation of foreign countries and the political climate as it affects U.S. business. The Country Commercial Guides also include topics such as marketing, trade regulations, investment climate, and business travel.
World Bank, Countries & Regions.
The World Bank's Country & Region homepage includes country data, country briefs, country reports, and news on all member countries. Also provides links to country development projects, publication abstracts, and other World Bank reports.
Features include country and regional profiles, geographical data, demographic
and economic data, political data and graphic maps. Other features consist of currency
conversion rates, and country and regional news.
World Fact Book. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
An annual summary and update of country profiles with brief descriptions on the
current status, geography, population, government, economy, communications and transportation infrastructures, military and foreign relations of individual countries.
World Trade Organization (WTO)
The WTO publishes free and for purchase publications on a variety of publications including: World Tariff Profiles, the annual Trade Profiles, Service Profiles, International Trade Statistics, the annual World Trade Report, Global Value Chains in a Changing World, Dispute Settlement Reports, etc. Many can be found through the WTO shop.
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