International Business and Economic Resources:
Materials available in the Library of Congress, Business
Compiled by Joseph O'Hara Sams
Business Reference Services. Science, Technology, & Business Division
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
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Political Handbook of the World 1997 / edited by
Arthur S. Bank, Alan J. Day, and Thomas C. Muller. --
Binghamton, NY : CSA Publications, Binghamton University,
LC Call Number: JF37. P6 1997
Directory provides information on government
organizations, institutions, heads of state, cabinet
members, national legislatures, political parties, mass
media, intergovernmental organizations, and political
information on nearly every country in the world.
Statesman Yearbook 1998-99 / edited by Barry
Turner. -- 135th ed. -- New York : St.
Martin's Press, c1998.
LC Call Number: JA51. S7 135th ed. 1998-99
Essential political and economic guide to all the
countries of the world.
The United States Government Manual 1998/99.
Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and
Records Administration. -- Washington, D.C. : U.S.
LC Call Number: JK421.A3 1998/99
Official handbook of the Federal Government, provides
comprehensive information of the agencies of the
legislative, executive, and judicial branches. Includes
information on quasi-official agencies, international
organizations within in the U.S., as well as boards,
commissions, and committees.
Worldwide Government Directory, with International
Organizations. Worldwide Government Directories, Inc.
-- Bethesda, MD : Worldwide Government Directories, Inc.,
LC Call Number: JF37.L345 1996
Contains detailed contact information on the leadership
of 195 countries throughout the world.
Encyclopedia of Associations. -- Farmington Hills,
MI : Gale Research, c1999.
LC Call Number: AS22.E5 1999
A guide to 23,000 national international organizations,
including : trade, business, and commercial entities.
Encyclopedia of Associations : International
Organizations. -- Farmington Hills, MI : Gale
LC Call Number: AS8.E53 1999
A guide to more than 20,500 international nonprofit
membership organizations including multinational and
Gale Encyclopedia of Business and Professional
Associations / Editor Michael B. Huellmantel. --
Detroit, MI : Gale Research Inc., c1999.
LC Call Number: HD2425.G34 1995
A guide to more than 8,000 business, professional,
trade and related organizations.
National Trade and Professional Associations.
Columbia Books, Inc. -- Washington, D.C. : Columbia
Books, Inc., 1999.
LC Call Number: HD2425.D53 1999
Directory lists over 7,600 trade associations,
professional societies, labor unions, and similar
Gale Country and World Ranking Reporter. --
2nd ed. -- Detroit, MI : Gale Research, Inc.
Provides in-depth statistical and rankings information
about cities, countries, companies, services, brands,
and various activities throughout the world.
The International Financial Statistics Locator : A
Research and Information Guide / Domenica M. Barbuto.
New York : Garland Publishing, Inc., c1995.
LC Call Number: HG151.7.B37 1995
The publication identifies statistical information
sources and provides access to 22 various resources
including print and electronic sources, that contain
current and historical financial and economic
statistics. Sources cover key financial and economic
statistical information on established international
International Financial Statistics Yearbook.
Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund.
LC Call Number: HG61.I57
The annual issue of International Financial
Statistics consist of country pages and world
tables which includes data on country exchange rates,
money and banking, international liquidity, interests
rates, production, prices, and country balance of
payments report. The introduction also includes
definitions and descriptions of international financial
and economic terms.
Statistical Abstract of the World. --
3rd ed. -- New York : Gale Research, Inc.,
LC Call Number: HA154.S68 1997-
Profiles 185 UN member nations. Serves as a
comprehensive guide to world information covering
economic, geography, demographics, health care,
organizations, government, science, and technology
World Development Indicators. -- Washington, D.C.
: The World Bank, c1999.
LC Call Number: HC159.15.W656 1999
Presents important and comprehensive information on the
economic development and conditions of the world, and
provides a continuing survey of the quality and
availability of internationally comparable indicators.
World Economic Outlook. Washington, D.C. :
International Monetary Fund, c1997-
LC Call Number: HC10.W7979
The World Economic Outlook conducts projections and
analysis on economic developments and policies on IMF
member countries and the global economic system. The
publication examines exchange rates, monetary and
financial policies, and economic growth.
World Resources / A joint publication by The World
Resources Institute, United Nations Environment
Programme, United Nations Development Programme and The
World Bank. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1998-
Provides information on the environment and
development. The publication consist of information on
the management of natural resources, as well as
sustainable and economic development. Includes economic
indicators, data on global conditions, and data tables.
African Business Handbook : A Comprehensive Guide to
Business Resources for African Trade and Investment /
Michael E.M. Sudarkasa, Esq. -- Washington, D.C. :
21st Century African, Inc., 1996-1997.
LC Call Number: HF3878.U6A33
This handbook has been compiled as a useful resource
guide for U.S. companies interested in exploring
business opportunities in Africa.
American Business in China, 1998-1999 / Editor
Davisson K. Chang. -- 2nd ed. -- Torrance, CA
: Caravel, Inc., c1998.
LC Call Number: HF3128.A6 1998/1999
A publication for individuals and investors interested
in doing business in China.
China Business : The Portable Encyclopedia for Doing
Business with China / Christine Genzberger. -- San
Rafael, CA : World Trade Press, c1995.
LC Call Number: HC427.92.C4636 1995
Provides information needed to evaluate the prospects
of doing business in China. It is a comprehensive
information source providing a country overview,
foreign investment information, current issues, foreign
trade environment, trade policies, business climate,
marketing, labor, business law, financial institutions,
currency & foreign exchange, taxation, (etc.).
Doing Business in Asia / Sanjyot P. Dunung. --
2nd ed. -- San Francisco : Jossey-Bass
LC Call Number: HF1583.D86 1998
Guide provides business, economic, and cultural
information on countries in Asia, in addition to
important contacts and other business phone numbers.
Doing Business in Today's India / Douglas Bullis.
-- Wesport, Conn. : Quorum Books, c1998.
LC Call Number: HC435.2.B86 1998
A useful publication providing a comprehensive and
important information on India's political and economic
outlook, business law, Indian history for the business
person, directory listings, as well as business,
finance, and investment conditions and prospects in
International Business Information : how to find it,
how to use it / by Ruth A. Pagell and Michael
Halperin. Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, c1998,
2nd ed. 455 p.
LC Call Number: HF54.5.P33 1998.
Describes the key international business publications,
and databases, as well as provides the subject
background necessary to understand these areas.
Publication consist of five parts : Part I.
Introduction; Part II. Company Information -
Accounting Standards and Practices, Directory Sources,
Financial and Electronic Sources, Corporate
Affiliations, and Special Topics; Part III.
Marketing - International Marketing Issues,
Sources, and Research, Advertising, exporting and
importing; Part IV. Industrial and Economic
Statistics - Economic Statistics, and Industry
Information; and Part V. International
Transactions - International Trade, Payments and
Latin American Markets : A Guide to Company and
Industry Information Sources. -- 3rd ed.
-- Washington, D.C. : Washington Researchers, Ltd.,
LC Call Number: HF3230.5.A48L39 1997
Publication helps locate information in virtually all
small, and large, developed and emerging Latin American
countries. Guide assists in identifying and tracking
markets, monitor Latin American companies, industries
and locate trade partners.
Columbia Journal of World Business. (Published
since 1965) Greenwich, CT : JAI Press.
LC Call Number: HF5001.C64
Provides insights on international business. Includes
studies and opinions on topics of interest to business
leaders and managers. The studies are written by
prominent business leaders, leading academic
researchers, and high-ranking government officials.
Euromoney. -- Began with June 1969. -- London :
LC Call Number: HG3881.E665
Monthly magazine featuring business, financial,
investment and market information in Europe.
Federal Reserve Bulletin. -- Issued by the Federal
Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. -- Washington, D.C. :
U.S. G.P.O., 1915-
LC Call Number: HG2401 .A5
A monthly report published by the the Federal Reserve
Board to Congress reporting on the U.S. monetary
policy, and the financial and economic state of the
The Foreign Exchange Bulletin. [1993-] Lexington,
MA : DRI/McGraw-Hill.
LC Call Number: HG3810.F68
The Foreign Exchange Bulletin provides a monthly
update of exchange rate data on 25 countries. Also
included are currency outlooks, exchange rate
forecasts, financial updates, inflation outlooks,
interest rates, policy updates, as well as economic
background and indicators for each of the 25 countries.
Industrial Development Global Report. -- Oxford
: Published by Oxford University for the United
Industrial development global report. Oxford ; New
York : Published by Oxford University Press for the
United Nations Industrial Development Organization,
1995-1997. 3 v. ; 30 cm. 1995-1997.
Continued by Industrial Development Report.
LC Call Number: HC59.69.I53
This publication reports on the state of
industrialization by focusing on the long-term dynamics
of investment and economic growth, particularly with
OECD Economic Surveys. -- Paris : Organization for
Economic Co-operation and Development.
Economic reports and analysis covering economic and
financial trends of OECD member countries, as well as
national public financial analysis and industrial
OECD Observer. -- Paris : Organization for
Economic Co-operation and Development, 1962-
LC Call Number: HC240.A1 O2 (Latest issues also located
Provides current economic, financial and industry
analysis on OECD member countries.
Selected Statistical Indicators of Caribbean
Countries. - Economic Commission of Latin America and
the Caribbean, Caribbean Development and Cooperation
Committee. -- Port-of-Spain : United Nations, 1987-
LC Call Number: HC151.A1 S45
Provides economic and financial data on the Caribbean
World Bank Country Reports - economic analysis
covering countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Asia Business. (Located in the BRS reference
collection, 5th floor Adams Bldg.)
Asian Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company
(Daily news paper)
Business Asia. -- London : The Economist
Intelligence Unit Ltd.
LC Call Number: LC Call Number: (located in BRS)
Weekly report on up-to-date business, financial,
investment and market information in Asia. Includes
regional and country economic data.
The Economist. -- (Began in 1843) -- London : The
Economist Newspaper Limited, current issues
LC Call Number: HG11.E2
A weekly publication covering business, finance,
economic, political, science and technology issues
through out the world.
The Financial Times. -- Hong Kong : Jones Pub. Co.
(Asia), Inc., 1976-
LC Call Number: (Newspaper)
Provides current business, financial, investment,
market and company ratings information in Asia.
Far East Economic Review. (Published since 1946)
Hong Kong : Review Publishing Company Limited.
LC Call Number: HC411.F18
This is a weekly publication that is a world renowned
source on Asian current affairs, business, finance,
economics and government policy.
Global Banking / Roy C. Smith and Ingo Walter.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, c1997.
LC Call Number: HG3881.S5434 1997. 486 p.
Examines in detail the structure and dynamics of
international commercial banking, assessment of
cross-border risk and management, and the creation of a
regulatory framework in the global market.
Asia 1997 Yearbook. Hong Kong : Review Publishing
Company, [38th ed.], c1997-
LC Call Number: HC411.F19 38th ed. 1997-
A comprehensive annual review of political and economic
events in 36 Asian countries. The publication looks at
currencies, stock markets, industry, technology
developments, as well as regional issues such as trade,
energy, commodities and military affairs. Figures used
are taken from the World Bank's annual World
Asian Development Outlook / Asian Development
Bank. Manila : Asian Development Bank, c1996-
LC Call Number: HC411.A17 1997/1998
Provides annual economic reports on developing member
countries of the Asian Development Bank. The
publication also analyzes current economic performance
and prospects for developing member countries as well
as reviews and assess important policy issues.
Asian Economic Outlook. Eddystone, Penn. : Wefa
Group, c1996- EIU Country Profiles, annual
LC Call Number: HC411.A7546
Publication covers Australia, China, Hong Kong, India,
Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, The
Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and
Thailand. Each country covered includes short-term and
long-term economic forecasts and analysis, economic
policy, latest developments, monthly and annual
economic indicator tables.
EIU Country Profile. (Annual Reports.) London :
Economist Intelligence Unit.
Published each year on 180 countries, providing a
detailed overview of each country. Includes data
covering economic analysis, business environment,
natural resources, government, economic infrastructure,
industry production, trade and foreign economic
relations. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) also
publishes an additional set of seven different types of
EIU reports some published quarterly, semi-annually,
and annually that covers the business and government of
individual countries. Other reports include :
Country Reports (quarterly), Country
Forecasts (quarterly), Country Risk Service
(quarterly), Business Reports (quarterly),
Investing, Licensing & Trading Conditions
Abroad (semi-annual), Financing Foreign
Operations (semi-annual), and Business
Wefa Group, Inc. publication's
Publications conduct economic and financial analysis,
quarterly, monthly and annual.
Asian Economic Outlook 1999
Eurasia Economic Outlook 1999
Industrialized Countries Monthly Monitor
Latin America Monthly
World Economic Outlook : Developing countries
Economic Survey of Latin America and the
Caribbean. -- Economic Commission for Latin America
and the Caribbean. -- Santiago, Chile : United Nations,
LC Call Number: HC161.U525
Covers aspects of economic performance dating back to
early 20th century, also contains analysis
and reports on individual countries in Latin America
and the Caribbean.
Agriculture, Mining, and Construction USA. --
Detroit, MI : Gale Research, Inc., c1998-
LC Call Number: HD9715.U5A64
Provides industry analysis, statistics and leading
companies in agriculture, mining and construction.
Manufacturing USA. -- Detroit, MI : Gale Research,
LC Call Number: HD9721.M364
Provides industry analysis, statistics and leading
companies in manufacturing.
Service Industries USA. -- Detroit, MI : Gale
Research, Inc., c1998-
LC Call Number: HD9981.1.S47
Provides industry analysis, statistics and leading
companies in the service sector.
Transportation and Public Utilities USA. --
Detroit, MI : Gale Research, Inc., c1998-
LC Call Number: HE202.5.T72
Provides industry analysis, statistics and leading
companies in the transportation, and public utilities
Asia's 7,500 Largest Companies. (1st
ed. 1985) London : ELC International, 1998-
LC Call Number: HG4234.85.A85
Covers the largest companies in ten Asian-Pacific countries
: China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines,
Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. The publication
also provides company rankings, sales, profits, assets, shareholder
data, privately owned companies, the biggest financial winners
and losers, trade index, table listing the International Standard
Industrial Classifications (ISIC), directory and country economic
Duns Asia/Pacific Key Business Enterprises. Murray
Hill, NJ : Dun & Bradstreet Information Services.
LC Call Number: HG4234.85.Z65D86
Duns Asia Pacific Key Business Enterprises consist of a
selection of well-known public and private companies
within in a number of commercial and industrial areas
throughout the Asia/Pacific region.
Globe World Directories for Land, Sea and Air
Traffic. (Published since 1948.) Oslo : Globe
LC Call Number: HE9.A1G5 1998.
The directory is comprised of more than 3,500 ports and
towns, and 45,000 firms involved in international
shipping, forwarding and transportation trade. Contents
include freight and air freight forwarders, Container
Transport/Service, Custom Brokers, Removal, Packing &
Storage, Road Transport Contractors, Shipbrokers &
Agents, Shipowners & Management, and Warehousing for
each geographic region. Also included is an index to
countries, ports, towns and airports.
Hoover's Handbook of World Business. (First
published in 1992) Austin, TX : Reference Press,
LC Call Number: HG.4009.H66
Covers valuable information on 250 of the world's most
influential companies outside the U.S. Contents include
rankings of global businesses, rankings and analysis of
industry, the world financial sector, services, trading
partners, and world stock markets. The handbook also
provides company profiles and indexes of profiles by
industry, corporate headquarters location, brands and
Global Stockpicker's Guide. Austin, TX : Meridians
Securities Markets, c1997-
LC Call Number: HG4661.G55 1996.
The Global Stockpicker's Guide provides
information on major companies from stock markets, and
over 40 exchanges across the globe that have been
identified as being key areas of interest to
international investors. The guide ranks the top 50
companies looking at market capitalization, trading
value and volume, P/E and P/BV ratios, dividend yield,
price gain, revenues, and profit.
Dow Jones Guide to the Global Stock Market /
(Published since 1994) by the editors of Dow Jones &
Company, Inc. New York : Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
LC Call Number: HG4661.D68
This publication includes world stock market
information and indexes on 29 countries. In addition,
120 industry groups are compiled into nine sectors.
Also included is an industry index, market sector code
definitions, as well as industry group codes and
Global Short-term Market Record. (Began in 1989)
New York : Moody's Investors Service, current issues
LC Call Number: HG4001.M74
Presents quarterly up-to-date global information on all
short-term debt ratings for multinational corporations.
The publication provides company name and location,
contact officers, financial information on commercial
paper, bank certificates of deposits, and other
short-term financial instruments that are issued in the
U.S. and overseas.
International Financial Bulletin. Lexington, MA :
DRI/McGraw-Hill, Inc. Foreign Exchange Service. located
in the Social Science Reading Room at the Business
A monthly publication providing exchange rate history
and forecast, economic indicators, as well as
international economic and financial market analysis
The Practice of Multinational Banking / Dara
Khambata. Westport, CT : Quorum Books, 1996.
LC Call Number: HG3881.K465 1996
This book is designed to assist the reader in
understanding the environment and global operation of
multinational banks focusing on policy and concept
oriented issues. Contents are suitable for the
practitioner as well as the academic community.
Value Line Investment Survey. -- New York, NY :
Value Line Pub., Inc.
Weekly (most current issues located in BRS)
LC Call Number: HG4501.V262
Provides current information and reports for investors
on company ratings.
World Market Share Reporter. New York : Gale
LC Call Number: HD2757.15.W67
A unique compilation of global market share data
consisting of corporate market shares, institutional
shares, brand market shares, product, commodity,
services, and facility shares, as well as a number of
other shares. Also included is listings of SIC and ISIC
codes, and indexing by company, products, services and
issues, brands and industrial classification.
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Banking on the Web -- Banks of the World
Institut für Beitriebswirtschaftliche
Geldwirtschaff. Universität Göttingen.
Links are arranged by region of the world and broad
category including cyberbanks, investment banks,
offshore banking, credit unions, and the World Bank.
- CI: Corporate Information
The Winthrop Corporation
An extensive listing of Internet sites, along with some
print resources, that provide corporate information on
companies in the United States and in over 100 other
countries. Most of the resources, which are listed by
country, are free, but a few fee-based services are
The International Chamber of Commerce &
Provides addresses and other contact information of
chambers of commerce in the US and other countries.
Links to e-mail and web sites are included when
World Chambers Network
Managed by the International Chamber of Commerce,
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris, and the G77
Chambers Trade Network.
Links to the homepages of over 1080 chambers and
associations of chambers around the world. May search
the database by continent, country, trade information
centers, and trade opportunities.
Stock Exchanges Worldwide Links
Publisher: Aldas Kirvaitis, metasite.net
Worldwide listing by continent of stock exchanges and
other exchange resources, including futures exchanges
and grain exchanges.
Alphabetical listing of world stock exchanges. For
some, includes a one line annotation.
Global Development Finance (World Bank)
"Combines a diagnosis of recent trends and prospects for capital flows to developing countries with an analysis of important policy issues" (The World Bank Web site as viewed 14/03/2011)
The Virtual Library on Microcredit
In English, Spanish, French, and Japanese. "The VLM was set
up to be a repository of information on microcredit (in a broad
meaning of the term to include microcredit, community development,
NGOs, poverty, environment, microenterprises etc.). Its main
aim is to support microfinance and related activities with information
on policies, strategies, tools, case studies etc. Topically,
the following are covered: informal credit, microcredit, community-based
finance, community organization, participation, roles of NGOs,
credit access for women, microenterprises, linking savings and
credit, Capacity Building for Microfinance, credit unions and
cooperatives etc ... . Urban and rural areas of low-income and
transitional economies in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Central/Eastern
Europe are the primary focus. " From the Site FAQ as viewed
World Bank Group
Provides information on the activities and publications
of the World Bank Users may also search the Projects
Database for basic data on all projects since 1947, or
link to a variety of other services of the world bank
and International Monetary Fund including:
JOLIS, the library catalog of the Joint Libraries of the
World Bank Group;
Information on World Bank Depository Libraries
Regions and countries
(Formerly known as 'International Business Resources
Michigan State University - Center for International
Business Education and Research (MSU-CIBER).
Lists primarily free non-commercial Internet resources
of use to academicians, students, and business people
engaged in international business. Resources may be
searched or browsed by region or broad topic.
Research Guide for International Business
Rutgers University Libraries.
Includes links to full-text documents (such as country
studies) available from the federal government, as well
as economic and financial information from
international and inter-governmental organizations.
Links to the Rutgers
Business Research Guide,
which includes related resources such as directories of
companies in selected countries, business news sources,
and stock market reports from around the world.
International Addresses and Salutations
Provides examples and brief explanation of postal
addresses and salutations in twenty six countries.
Information is condensed from Merriam Webster's Guide
to International Business Communications (HF5718 .M83
International Trade/Import-Export Portal
A searchable database of some 3000 annotated and
indexed international trade and export/import resources
on the Internet sponsored by the Federation of
International Trade Associations, a membership
organization of world trade clubs, chambers of
commerce, associations focused on international
logistics such as freight forwarders, professional
associations, and associations supporting exporters and
international trade. Users may either browse by broad
categories or search across categories by keywords, as
well as link to recent news articles relating to world
trade. Also in Spanish.
Global Offset and Countertrade Association (Formerly American Countertrade Association)
This association web site, whose members include US
manufacturers, exporters and international trade
financiers, provides definitions of countertrade terms,
and links to additional resources on countertrade and
barter, clearings, credit insurance and enhancements,
offtake arrangements, and counterpurchase.
American Export Register (Thomas Publishing Company)
A searchable database of 45,000 U.S. export companies.
Foreign Trade Statistics (U.S. Census Bureau)
Includes links to the most recent month of "U.S.
International Trade in Goods and Services" (FT900) and
selected historical trade data, including top trading
partners and U.S. trade balances by country.
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (U.S.
International Trade Commission. Office of Tariff Affairs
and Trade Agreements)
Based on the international Harmonized System, a global
classification system describing world trade in goods,
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule provides tariff rates
and statistical categories for all merchandise imported
into the United States.
International Trade Data System (U.S. Customs
A pilot project growing out of the National Performance
Review to streamline the import/export procedures.
Initial efforts are focused on processing broker
manifests and collecting fees electronically.
Market Access and Compliance: The Trade Compliance
Center (US International Trade Administration)
The Trade Compliance Center monitors foreign compliance
with trade agreements with the U.S. and provides
information on market conditions in trade policies and
import regulations in other countries. The site links
to TARA, a database of U.S. trade and related
agreements, as well as to a variety of Market access
reports, (including Country Commercial Guides, National
Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers,
Country Reports on Economic Policy and Trade Practices,
and Trade Policy Review Summaries).
Directory of Export Assistance Centers. U.S. Commercial Service
A directory of both U.S. and international offices of U.S. Commercial Service for export assistance. Can be searched by country, state, city, or zip
Trade Information Center (U.S. International Trade
The Trade Information Center (TIC), operated by the ITA
on behalf of nineteen US federal agencies making up the
Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC), brings
together information on all U.S. Federal Government
export assistance programs. Includes links to a variety
of trade resources including the country commercial
guides, business holidays around the world, tariff and
tax information on U.S. products exported other
countries, Basic Guide to Exporting, and resources
for locating online trade leads. Links to individual
countries provide useful information on doing business
in that country, including business travel and
etiquette , customs information and import
documentation, financing regulations and contacts,
general economic and marketing information, news and
events, laws and procedures for licensing and
investing, product-specific information, pertinent U.S.
United States Customs Service: Importing and
Provides an overview of importing and exporting issues including
links to information on duty rates, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule,
U.S. customs districts and port codes, rulings and regulations,
forms, and a link to the text of the Service's publication,
Importing into the United States.
Handbook of International Economic Statistics, 1998. (U.S.
Central Intelligence Agency)
http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/lps2917/hies.pdf [PDF Format: 2.21 MB/ 82 p. ]
Also available for purchase from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
Provides basic statistics on the economic performance
of major countries and regions.
World Economic Outlook (International Monetary
"The World Economic Outlook presents the IMF staff's analysis
and projections of economic developments at the global level,
in major country groups (classified by region, stage of development,
etc.), and in many individual countries. It focuses on major
economic policy issues as well as on the analysis of economic
developments and prospects..." (IMF Web site, as viewed 7/7/01)
These semi-annual reports on world economic
developments are available in pdf format on the
International Monetary Fund site. From the main IMF
page. Enter "world economic outlook" in the search box
to locate the latest reports available on the site.
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