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International Business and Economics: Sources of Information

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ABI/Inform Complete (ProQuest)

Offers coverage on hundreds of industries and focus areas such as oil, gas, mining, energy, environment, and healthcare management, and has an ever growing range of content from around the globe.

Academic OneFile

Includes more than 13,000 titles, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals and more than 5,000 in full text .

Access China (Economist Intelligence Unit)

Provides geo-political analysis and economic forecasts, along with historical data, for every one of China's 31 provinces and annual reports for each of China's 40 most important prefectures.

ProQuest Asian & European Business Collection

Provides detailed information on companies, economies, markets, business conditions, and international trade, providing in-depth coverage of the world's most important areas of economic activity. It provides news at national and regional levels from key newspapers, magazines, and journals and offers core national and regional statistics, business profiles, as well as frequently updated economic, financial, and demographic series and analysis.

Business & Industry. (Gale Cengage)

Business & Industry contains facts, figures and key events for international public and private companies, industries, products, and markets for manufacturing and service industries. Provides articles from over 2,640 leading trade magazines, newsletters, general business press, and international business dailies.

Business Insights Global (Gale Cengage)

Presents business professionals, entrepreneurs, and the general business researcher with access to comprehensive international business intelligence, compiled into a logical, useable context.

Country Commercial Guides U.S. Commercial Service

Written by U.S. Embassy trade experts worldwide these guides serve as an excellent starting point for information on exporting and doing business overseas including Market Overview, Challenges, Opportunities & Entry Strategies, Political Environment, Selling U.S. Products and Services, Leading Sectors for U.S. Exports and Investment, Trade Regulations, Customs and Standards, Investment Climate Statement, Trade and Project Financing, and Business Travel.

Country Reports. Business Source Complete. (EBSCO)

This database includes various country reports, economic surveys and risk reports by country from publishers such as Country Watch Inc., IHS Inc. PRS Group, MarketLine, Business Monitor International, OECD, and U.S. Dept. of State.

CIAO Columbia International Affairs Online)

Contains theory and research on policy issues and current events in international affairs; working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences.

EIU CityData (Economist Intelligence Unit)

EIU CityData is a market-leading database of global pricing information. EIU CityData contains price data on over 160 products and services in 140 cities worldwide from 1990 to the present. Prices range from the average electricity bill of a local family to the cost of office and industrial rents in cities worldwide.

EIU Country Data (Economist Intelligence Unit)

This is a database of annual, quarterly and monthly economic indicators and forecasts. Allows access to up to 320 series per country on 201 countries and 45 regional aggregates. Historical and forecast data are updated monthly and include historical data ranging from 1980 and forecast horizons to 2030. Provides comprehensive annual data forecasts and quarterly forecasts for economies covering 75% of global output. Major data categories include economic structure, foreign payments, external debt stock, external debt service, external trade, trends in foreign trade.

EIU Country Reports (Economist Intelligence Unit)

Provides in-depth and ongoing analysis and forecasts of political, policy, business, and economic conditions of 197 countries. Includes monthly reports for 95 countries and quarterly reports for 102 countries. Forecast conditions are updated with frequent articles published between reports on recent events that may impact on the regular EIU forecast outlooks. Also includes the EIU Country Profiles which ceased publication in 2008.

EIU Market Indicators & Forecasts (Economist Intelligence Unit)

EIU Market Indicators & Forecasts is a database of global market indicators and forecasts running from 1990 and forecasting out five years. Delivers economic, demographic, consumption and industry data on 60 major markets worldwide. Included among the data are: population, urbanization, health, personal income, income distribution, consumer spending, consumer markets, and labor costs, market size, FDI, and other macroeconomic data as well as EIU's collection of unique operational and financial risk indicators.

EMIS Intelligence (Internet Securities, Inc.)

Collection of news and financial information for over 100 emerging market countries in Africa & the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, Southeast Europe, Central Asia (Caucasus) and Asia, and Latin America. Included are primary news sources, financial data, over 1 million listed and private company profiles, statistics, macroeconomic forecasts and analysis, and legal and regulatory information. Also includes country profiles, exchange rates, and business and political news.

Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources (Gale Cengage)

Available electronically as part of Gale Directory Library. Provides details on the resources available for hundreds of industries and business topics.

GlobalCapital: AsiaMoney

GlobalCapital is a leading news, opinion and data service for people and institutions using and working in the international capital markets. GlobalCapital AsiaMoney is one of the key capital markets information source from the Euromoney Institutional Investor Group. Users are provided with updated market news as well as information on Corporate Bonds, Securitization, RMB, Syndicated Loans, Equity, Macro and Treasury information. In addition, under the Special Reports, PDF versions of e-publications, including Asiamoney, are ready for download, so is the archive.

Hoover's Company Profiles

Hoover's Company Records contains company overviews, financials, histories, news, officers, employees, locations and subsidiaries, products/operations, and competitors on more than 18,500 public and private US companies and international companies.

International Country Risk Guide (PRS Group)

The International Country Risk Guide (ICRG) method uses roughly 30 metrics to assess political, financial, and economic risk for 140 developed, emerging, and frontier markets. Each report contains 27 statistical tables detailing past and future trends for GDP growth, inflation, the fiscal and current accounts, external debt, debt servicing, liquidity, and exchange rate stability.

INTradeBid External Link

This is an online portal of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that provides information on integration and trade in Latin America and the Caribbean. "…Includes in-depth data on trade agreements, detailed statistics on imports and exports, and indicators that measure the structure and performance of trade," as well as country profile data and listing of data sources and government and trade organization in these countries. – Adapted from publisher's description

Mergent Intellect (Mergent)

Mergent Intellect is a highly flexible web-based application that features a deep collection of worldwide business information that enables companies to generate insightful business intelligence. Coupling Mergent's expertise in developing products for the reference marketplace with D&B's private company database, Mergent Intellect offers a unique opportunity to access private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles and much more.

OECD iLibrary

OECD iLibrary is the gateway to OECD's analysis and data. Contains all the publications and datasets released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessement), and International Transport Forum (ITF) since 1998. Arranged under 19 thematic areas covering issues in agriculture and food, development, economics, education, employment, energy, environment, finance and investment, governance, industry and services, nuclear energy, science and technology, social issues, taxation, trade, transport, and urban, rural and regional development. Types of OECD publications include ebooks, papers, statistics, factbook and glossaries.

Business Market Research Collection (ProQuest)

Provides extensive coverage for more than 30,000 articles on world and regional economic and political developments of major significance with information on over 180 countries.

PAIS International (ProQuest)

PAIS International now includes PAIS Archive. Chronicling global public policy and social issues, the Public Affairs Information Service provides citations to over 3,600 journal articles, books, hearings, reports, gray literature, government publications, Internet resources, and other publications from over 120 countries. Retrospective material dates from the early twentieth century through the mid-1970s. Worldwide in geographic scope, PAIS includes coverage of publications in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish with English language abstracts and subject headings that deal with public affairs. Links to web resources and publisher websites. Newspapers and newsletters are not indexed.

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