Friday, October 24, 2014

The future of the book | The Economist

"From Papyrus to Pixels. The digital transformation of the way books are written, published and sold has only just begun."

The future of the book | The Economist

The future of the book | The Economist

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BEA: Foreign Direct Investment in the U.S.

Balance of Payments and Direct Investment Position Data 
Country & Industry "detail"

The fDi Report. Annual

Financial Times.  Free reg.req.

Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web

by US Bureau of Labor Statistics, but covers vast array of international sources.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Association of American Railroads

Hit Statistics & Publications tab.

Consumer spending & US employment from the 2007–2009 recession through 2022

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Int'l Labour Org. Database

"multiple datasets with annual and infra-annual labour market statistics for over 100 indicators and 230 countries, areas and territories."

County Business Patterns & Zip Code Business Patterns

 US Census Bureau.  Latest data: 2012.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Emerging Consumer Survey 2014

Credit Suisse.  73 pages.

Youth Demographics US

Focuses on voting and political engagement.  Tufts U.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Newsletter Sign Up | Nielsen

"Nielsen News & Insights Delivered Weekly to your Inbox."    It's free and good.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Top 10s Nielsen

TV, Books,Music, Video Games, Social, Websites, Movies, Mobile.
"Top Ten lists are compiled on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis."

ASEAN automotive: Looking to 2015

 The Economist Intelligence Unit     Forecast.  Market Research.  46 pages.  good data.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SEC.gov | Company Search Page EDGAR

New improved EDGAR.  many search options, including full text.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Index of Global Philanthropy & Remittances

"with a Special Report om Emerging Economies"   Hudson  Institute  (a Think Tank)  Center for Global Prosperity.

A Beginner's Guide To Money Laundering

Business Insider    an Australian consultancy

Migration, Remittances, and Diaspora data

World Bank.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

"A New G7." Financial Times article

 "A hypothetical new G7, comprising the BRICs — Brazil, Russia, India and China — and three of the so-called MINT economies – Mexico, Indonesia and Turkey — has a combined GDP of $37.8 tn (at purchasing power parity) compared to $34.5 tn for the old G7 — Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US."   (excerpted from article)  (Free registration gets you access to up to 8 articles a month)

Financial Jobs. Global

by Financial Times.  Best job site I've seen.

The World Factbook CIA

"history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities."

Occupational Outlook Handbook

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Chinese wealth report. Annual

Hunrun.  Includes spending, travel, media usage stats + more.  40 pages.

Friday, October 10, 2014

"A pocket guide to doing business in China " McKinsey & Company

New,  about 9 pages

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online. 2000 - current. Global.

United Nations.

Global Demographics, 1820 - 2010. OECD

New.  " 25 major countries and 8 regions  covering more than 80% of the world’s population."   Includes wages & GDP.  (very limited coverage of US)

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Small States | OECD and The Commonwealth (UK)

"Economic review & basic statistics"  for countries with population of less than 5 million.

GSMA . Groupe Speciale Mobile Association

3 interesting data laden reports here.  Mobile Economy (Global); Mobile Economy N. America; Mobile Economy Asia Pacific.  Click on Read if you want to bypass PowerPoint show. Another trade org.

Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 204 - 2018

PWC.  lots of global & segment data.  Includes book publishing.

Video Game Industry

Sales,  Demographic & Usage data.  (The Entertainment Software Assoc. is a trade org.)

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Journal of Commerce

Since 1827, the bible of the global  freight industry by all conveyances. News + Special Reports.
Free registration for 5 articles or special features a month.  Full subscription is reasonably priced.

Cocaine trade sept 14, 2014

Record seizure of cocaine (and bananas) in Dubai from South America.
World Customs Org.    http://www.wcoomd.org/          
See also World Drug Report (UN)

Global overview — Trade Forecast. HSBC

International Trade Administration

Stats & Analysis

" Top 10 things American businesses need to know about the middle class in China"

HSBC

World Trade Org. Statistics database.

U.S. Government Bookstore

Export.gov

"Helping US Companies Export" Click on Opportunities for global country and industry profiles, along with market research.  "Trade Stats" is a nice feature showing each US state trade activity.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Dong Business in... Global. HSBC

Substantial country profiles, trade forecasts, current news.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Snacks sales data. Global

(Chocolate rules)  Nielsen Newswire.  current year's sales figures.

CBOE | Chicago Board Options Exchange

Market stats daily, 1999 - current.  Annual, 1991 - current.  Click "Quotes & Data"

Monday, September 29, 2014

Fossil Free Indexes

"Fossil Free Indexes provides benchmarks, tools and research to support ethical investing."
Includes "The World’s Top 200 Public Companies, 
Ranked by the Carbon Content of their Fossil Fuel Reserves"
Free registration required.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Data.gov/ US

"Explore hundreds of free data sets on financial services, including banking, lending, retirement investments, and insurance."   (And that's just one  "topic" - Finance.)

Most Valuable Global Brands. Annual

+ breakdowns by region, industry category (12) and by various ranking standards. 143 pages/
BrandZ.  Milward Brown.

S&P Dow Jones Indices. Global

Search by asset class or region

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cisco in China


Court Lets Cisco Systems Off the Hook for Helping China Detain, Torture Religious Minorities
Chinese citizens who suffered forced detention, torture, and a panoply of brutal human rights abuses at the hands of the Chinese government have been engaged in a high profile court case against Silicon Valley mainstay Cisco Systems for many years. Those Chinese citizens suffered yet another indignity in a California court a couple of weeks ago: a district judge dismissed the case against Cisco, noting that even though Cisco may have designed and developed the Golden Shield system for the purpose of tracking, identifying and facilitating the capture of Chinese religious minorities, Cisco would not be held liable because it didn’t do enough in the U.S. to facilitate human rights abuses.
(Thanks Michael Sholinbeck, Bay Area SLA)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Internet Archive Adds 14 Million Illustrations

The database creator attended U of Illinois Graduate School of Library & Information Science.

Saturday, September 20, 2014