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International Business

CIA Publications & Reports - Includes World FactBook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook.
Information organized by country.

The Currency $ite
http://www.oanda.com/
You can accomplish a lot at this site with regards to currency. Use the currency converter for just about any currency worldwide. News concerning different currencies is also available as well as historical and forecast information.

Europa
http://ec.europa.eu/index_en.htm
Information about the European Union. A multilingual site.

Europages-The European Business Directory
http://www.europages.com/
Search engine of over 500,000 businesses worldwide.

Global Edge
http://globaledge.msu.edu/ibrd/ibrd.asp
This Michigan State University site provides a directory of international business resources categorized by specific orientation and content, as well as an outline of the business climate, political structure, history, and statistical data for more than 190 countries. Incudes a search engine for easy access of information.

Federation of International Trade Associations
http://fita.org/index.html
Acomprehensive global trade shop featuring goods and services. Included here is the FITA/EUROPAGES directory listing 500,000 companies in more than 30 European countries selected for their import-export dynamism in all business sectors.

Global Investor
http://www.global-investor.com/
The Internet site for global investing information.

Global Manufacturers Research Guide
http://www.industryweek.com/iwinprint/Data/
In this collection you will find transportation, technology, energy, and financial-service suppliers; plant and corporate benchmarking data, international economic statistics, and an index of valuable government resources; communities where manufacturing excels; and the academic institutions that are training the next generation of managers. Included are articles, products, daily news and events.

International Business Resource Connection
http://www.ibrc.business.ku.edu/
University of Kansas site providing extensive international business and trade resources and catering toward small and medium sized businesses interested in expanding internationally.

International Finance Corporation
http://www.ifc.org/
The IFC seeks to promote sustainable economies in developing nations. Search this site for activities by project, region, program or resource.

International Governments Documents Collections
http://www.library.northwestern.edu/govpub/resource/internat/
The International Documents Collection contains the historic and current publications of approximately 25 intergovernmental organizations (IGOs). An IGO is a structure based on a formal instrument of agreement between nations. There are also links to foreign governments and to intergovernment organizations.

International Monetary Fund
http://www.imf.org/
News and activities of this group.

International Statistical Agencies
http://www.census.gov/main/www/stat_int.html
Links organized by country created and maintained by the United States Census Bureau.

Lanic
http://www.lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/
Latin American resources with links and information provided by the University of Texas.

LatINFOCUS
http://www.latin-focus.com/
Commercial site providing news, indices and investment information about Latin America.

Latco
http://www.latco.org/tools.htm
Useful links to sites for international trade with Latin America. Country by country listings with many sites in English. Search engine in Spanish.

Overseas Private Investment Corporation
http://www.opic.gov/
A U.S. government agency that sells political risk insurance and loans to help U.S. businesses of all sizes invest and compete in more than 140 emerging markets and developing nations worldwide. Includes an OPIC site for kids. (Start them early!)

Thomas Global Register Online
http://www.tgrnet.com/
The most complete, up-to-date directory of worldwide industrial product information. On TGRnet.com, you can search for over 500,000 industrial suppliers, organized by 10,500 industrial product classifications, in 9 languages and from 26 countries.

United States Customs
http://www.customs.gov/xp/cgov/home.xml
US government site.

United States International Trade Commission
http://www.usitc.gov/
Weekly news and publication information.

World Bank
http://www.worldbank.org/
Country guides, investment information, news, online discussions, publications and more.

World Trade Association
http://www.census.gov/main/www/stat_int.html
Official site of the WTO.