FINA-37000 International Finance

Stocks & Funds

Find Information about Stocks, Mutual Funds, Closed End Funds and ETF's.

Morningstar.com
Stock and mutual fund research resource. Gives independent analysis and recommendations. Screening capability. -Remember that 5 Stars is best!
Value Line Investment Survey
Weekly stock reports about approximately 1,700 companies and 98 industries. Each company report contains a timeliness, safety, and technical ranking, current stock performance, beta, historical data for the previous 15 years, financial and stock price forecasts, and an analyst's written commentary.  Online: current quarter only. -Stocks/Funds ranked 1 are best, 5 are worst in terms of timeliness/safety.
LexisNexis Academic . go to Find a Company, Company Dossier. Search by Name or Ticker.
Yahoo Finance-ETF's (Exchange Traded Funds)
News and prices on Exchange Traded Funds.
CEF Connect
CEFConnect provides unbiased, straightforward and comprehensive closed-end fund information. Providing the latest closed-end fund data, you can screen, sort, and explore the latest CEF research, news and videos. Learn about closed-end funds, how to use closed-end funds to build a portfolio and more - all for free.

Databases to Find Articles

Wall Street Journal (1984 - present)
Full text of The Wall Street Journal from 1984-present. For issues from 1889-1993, see the  Wall Street Journal-ProQuest Historical Newspapers database.
New York Times (1980-present)
Full-text of The New York Times from 1980 - present. For Historical coverage please use ProQuest Historical Newspapers The New York Times (1851 - 2007)
ABI/INFORM Collection
Search all three ABI/Inform databases together here or search one at a time below. ABI/INFORM Complete provides current and historic abstracts and many full-text articles from over 2,800 business and management journals, including hundreds of titles from outside the U.S. The database covers finance, management, marketing, operations, accounting, business conditions, sports and business, entertainment, and case studies.
LexisNexis Academic
Full-text access to continuously updated news, law, and business information. Highlights: News: newswires, transcripts, regional, national/international news, & Gallup Polls; Legal: law review articles, federal case law, and federal/state codes; Business: company profiles, country profiles, and SEC filings; People: directories from the entertainment industry, elected officials, executives, politicians, and obituaries.  Also has a section that includes full-text of several health newsletters and abstracts of articles in major medical journals.
Business Insights: Essentials
Company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, market research reports, SWOT reports, market share information, company histories, chronologies, journal articles, and interactive charts.  Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.
Business Source Premier (Original Interface)
Business topics: management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, etc. SWOT analysis on selected companies.

Country Information

NationMaster
A central data source and handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD.  Use the search form to generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics.
Governments on the World Wide Web
Comprehensive database of governmental institutions on the World Wide Web: parliaments, ministries, offices, law courts, embassies, city councils, public broadcasting corporations, central banks, multi-governmental institutions etc. Includes also political parties. Online since June 1995.
BBC News: Country Profiles
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio or video clips from BBC archives. Contain information on the different types of press available in the country.
CIA World Factbook
Provides basic history of all countries  - includes maps, population, history, politics, economics, education, communications, transportation and military data.
Country Profiles from QFinance
The country profiles are to help you quickly ascertain the current state of a particular economy. Data is from official government sources as well as from respected organizations such as the World Bank, the OECD, and the IMF. The countries profiled include EU, OECD, and OPEC members, plus composites of MSCI, emerging markets, and MENA indices. Also included offshore banking centers and the major global financial centers.
Global Edge
Created by the Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University (MSU-CIBER), It is web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities.
Background Notes -U.S. Department of State
These publications include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty. The Background Notes are updated/revised by the Office of Electronic Information and Publications of the Bureau of Public Affairs as they are received from the Department's regional bureaus.

Handbooks and Guides

Country Commercial Guides
Market conditions, opportunities, regulations, and business customs for over 125 countries prepared by trade and industry experts at U.S. embassies worldwide.
Executive Planet
Focusing on country-specific business customs and etiquette, features information on negotiating, business entertaining, and communication across cultural barriers in a business environment. Along with basic cross-cultural business protocol, it also provides information regarding business dress, international business culture, gift-giving, and more in a series of country profiles.
Doing Business - The World Bank Group
Provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 183 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.

Statistical Sources

Central Bank lists from Bank for International Settlements
Link to Central Banks for countries around the world. Useful for getting statistics, exchange rate information and news and policy briefings.
Federal Reserve Board -Statistical Releases
Various statistical releases such as: foreign exchange rates, interest rates, commercial paper, banks, flow of funds, etc. Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual statistics both current and historical
Official Statistics on the Web (OFFSTATS)
Free statistics from official sources, including current data and time series for regions and topic categories. Many data sets are downloadable as text or spreadsheet files.
International Financial Statistics (International Monetary Fund)
Time series data for major economic aggregates as well as current data on exchange rates, international liquidity, international banking, currency, interest rates, prices, production, trade, government accounts, GDP, and national accounts. Use the following if you need help constructing a search:  Searching International Financial Statistics pdf  
IMF World Economic Outlook Reports
A Survey by the IMF staff usually published twice a year. It presents IMF staff economists' analyses of global economic developments during the near and medium term. Chapters give an overview as well as more detailed analysis of the world economy; consider issues affecting industrial countries, developing countries, and economies in transition to market; and address topics of pressing current interest. Annexes, boxes, charts, and an extensive statistical appendix augment the text. See also, the World Economic Databases
World Trade Organization-International Trade & Tariff Data
International trade and market access data.The WTO's databases and publications provide extensive access to trade and tariff data.
World Economic Forum-Reports
The World Economic Forum publishes a comprehensive series of reports which examine in detail the broad range of global issues it seeks to address with stakeholders as part of its mission of improving the state of the world. Besides reports on its key events and standalone publications such as the Global Competitiveness Report, the Global Risks Report and the Global Gender Gap Report, the Forum produces landmark titles covering the environment, education, individual industries and technologies. 
Eurostat
Statistical data for European Union members.
TradeStats Express
Get the latest annual and quarterly trade data.  U.S. merchandise exports, imports and trade balances. Also state and regional exports of merchandise. Find trading partner countries and specific exports/imports between that country and the U. S. Two parts: National Trade Data and State Export Data
International Data Base (IDB). U.S. Census Bureau
The International Data Base (IDB) is a computerized data bank containing statistical tables of demographic, and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world.
Economy Watch -Economic Statistics/Indicators database
Worldwide, by country, economic region and geographical regionfrom 1980 to 2016 forecasts. Over 50 indicators from our database of 1,000 are currently display by Econ Stats. Data Sources: IMF, World Bank, UN, OECD, CIA World Factbook, Internet World Statistics, The Heritage Foundation and Transparency International
GeoHive
A site with all kinds of statistics. The main component is population statistics: historical, projections, cities, agglomerations, etc. But also geopolitical data like the administrative divisions of countries (provinces, counties and such) of all nations of this world. In addition, some economical statistics and an up-to-date list of all known national statistical agencies.
World Bank Open Data
Access to more than 2,000 financial, business, health, economic and human development indicators for over 200 countries, with some of the data going back 50 years. Search results can be exported in different formats. Users can also choose to download the entire database directly from the catalog.  Includes World Development Indicators and Global Finance Indicators as well as detailed country profiles. 
Direction of trade statistics yearbook REF HF91 .I65
Covers import and export statistics between countries. Latest 2 years in Reference. Older editions in stacks.

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