UN Website - With fewer statistics and more discussion, the United Nations presents its view of trends and policies in the world economy with the annual World Economic and Social Survey.
LABORSTA - The Year Book of Labor Statistics from the International Labour Organization which has data extracted from up to three decennial censuses for more than 180 countries and territories. Coverage is of active work force by industry, by sex, and by occupation. Selected data tables on employment, unemployment, and wages are available online from the database.
Trends in Private Investment in Developing Countries is an IFC Economics Department Database. A related resource is the Privatization Database from the World Bank, which covers transactions in developing countries from 1988 to 2003.
General International Business Resources
Alta Plana: International Economics Gateway - Long list of links to online sites of interest to economists, including international organizations such as the U.N.InternationalTradeCenter and the World Trade Organization, national government pages for several dozen countries and corporate servers with international economic information.
AME Info - A business directory providing access to 200,000 companies from 14 Middle East countries. Also includes company news and news from selected industries, exhibitions and events, travel guide, country facts and much more.
Asia-Pacific.com! - "Asia-Pacific.com! provides timely strategic business information on the Asia Pacific with access to data, experts, news, analysis, and other resources."
Corporate Information - "Focuses on providing access to Web-based information on companies throughout the world." Searchable by country, company name and industry. Gives recent news and fast facts for each country, links to sources of company information, a list of and definitions of extensions (such as Inc.) found after company names, and research reports for 15,000 companies. Profiles of some companies are also offered in French and Spanish. "A good starting point to find corporate information from around the world."
Deardorff's Glossary of International Economics - "This glossary will eventually attempt to cover all of the terms and concepts from international economics, including both international trade and international finance, at least at the introductory level... The glossary includes definitions, links to definitions, and wherever appropriate links to other sites and documents that may provide additional information."
The Electronic Embassy - "The Electronic Embassy links the staffs and resources of the WashingtonD.C. embassy community to their constituencies in business and industry, education, the press and government."
Euro Data Map - A resource for economic data, such as GDP growth, inflation rate, and budget deficit, of select European countries. "Drag your pointer over the labeled countries on the map to get economic data on each nation, and the status of their participation in monetary union."
International Chamber of Commerce - "The International Chamber of Commerce serves world business by promoting trade and investment and the free market system. Founded in 1919, the ICC is a non-governmental organization of thousands of companies and business associations in more than 140 countries. ICC national committees in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific and Africa present ICC views to their governments and alert Paris headquarters to national business concerns." This site provides general information about the ICC, its services, committees, members, and publications.
The International Economics Network - "The International Economics Network is an annotated, selective portal for international economics and related disciplines, which includes daily updated links to research papers, news and commentaries in the field."
ISO Online - Information from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), including the ISO catalog of standards, ISO Technical Committees, ISO member bodies and meeting schedules. An ISO 9000 News Service is provided, along with a section, "What's New at ISO." There is also a list of links to online information from national standards bodies of about 20 countries.
Japanese Industrial Standards - These documents are based on Industrial Standardization in Japan, 1994, published by the Japanese Industrial Standards Committee.
Center for International Business Education and Research - Information on doing business internationally and links to other sites with similar information. Excerpts from Journal of International Marketing. Users can subscribe to a mailing list for discussion of International Marketing issues. Sections on exporting and operating in a global economy.
North American Free Trade Agreement - Here you will find the full text of NAFTA, as well as an overview of the agreement and some related documents and information, such as reports, news releases, and speeches. This site is published the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and it is also available in French.
Strategies - A website about Canadian business put out by the Minister of Industry. The site has sections on company information, international business, consumer information, technology, business support, human resources, small businesses, and more.
U.S. International Trade Statistics - The Foreign Trade Division formulates and develops overall plans and programs for the collection, processing, review, linkage with other economic data, and dissemination of statistical data regarding various aspects of the export and import trade of the United States and foreign trade shipping.
Virtual International Business and Economic Sources - "Provides links to sources of international business information. These include links to full-text files (in English), statistical tables, and graphs on topics related to international business available on gopher sites and websites. VIBES does not include telnet sites, fee-based services, or business directories."
The World Bank Group - "The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, known as the World Bank, makes loans to developing countries that have a minimum level of creditworthiness. The World Bank raises most of its money on the world's financial markets. The interest rate charged on its loans is now just under 7 percent, and the maturity period is 15 to 20 years. Over its 50+-year history, the World Bank has lent some $277 billion to developing countries and economic institutions." In 1996 the World Bank began a special program to strengthen its partnerships with the private sector.
Yahoo! News Full Coverage: Global Economy - Features current news stories related to the global economy. Also links to news sources, opinions & editorials, magazine articles, video sources, and related Web sites.