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Business Library - International Business & Trade  

Guide to information sources on exporting, importing, trade & statistics.
Last Updated: Sep 24, 2014 URL: http://guides.library.ualberta.ca/business-trade Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Economist Intelligence Unit

  • Viewswire (daily news and economic, political, regulatory environment for 200+ countries); Country Reports (in-depth analysis by country and forecasts).

Business Monitor International

  • Global emerging markets. Coverage: North America, Western Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America.
  • Tutorial: How to Find an Industry SWOT (University of Alberta: 1 min, 36 sec)

AtoZ World Business

  • Information for doing business with 100 countries.
  • Iincludes business culture, logistics/transportation, marketing, money, exporting/importing, etc.

Mergent Online: Country Profiles

  • Overviews of each country: history, geography, people, government, economy and stock exchange information.

CountryWatch.com

  • Political and economic information and corporate enterprise for each country. 

ISI Emerging Markets

  • 80 emerging markets: news articles, financial statements, company information, industry analyses, equity quotes, macroeconomic statistics, and market-specific information.

International Monetary Fund : Country Information

  • Financial health of any IMF member country.

World Competitiveness Yearbook
(HF 1414 W927 - Winspear)

  • Rankings of countries for indicators related to government, infrastructure, finance, science & technology, trade and management (productivity, corporate culture, management efficiency, labor costs, etc).

OECD iLibrary

  • Choose a country from the Country drop down menu.

World Factbook (CIA)

  • Information on the people, government and economy. Maps are provided.

Country Insights (globalEDGE)

  • Individual country information: business climate, news, history, political structure, economic landscape, and relevant statistical data.

Country Info (Canadian Trade Commissioner Service)

Country Profiles and Resources (FITA - Federation of International Trade Associations)

 

Trade Websites

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World Trade Organization (WTO)

  • International trade is governed by the World Trade Organization (WTO), which negotiates agreements between nations as to the rules of international trade.

International Trade Centre

  • This UN site includes a business support section that provides information to businesses in developing nations to assist their entrance into international trading.

Organization for Economic and Cooperative Development (OECD) - Trade

  • Includes links to OECD publications, statistics and committee meetings.

The University of Toronto's G8 Information Centre

  • The site links to research, summits, meetings, documents and scholarly writings.

Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada (DFAIT)

EDC - Export Development Canada

Canadian Trade Commission - DFAIT

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