Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bloomberg- China co's on NYSE

Screen on Equity Screener.
QSRC     (Hit GO)       97   Create custom Template  
14   (GO)  Countries of Domicile      China
UpDate (at page bottom right)  

     11 Exchanges
             2.  N. America
            25.  US
                       Update.   Can view  full record of each resulting firm.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Best Free Reference Web Sites Combined Index, 1999-2013

 RUSA Machine-Assisted Reference Section (MARS) | Reference & User Services Association ALA

2014 Top 500 Franchise Opportunities. US


Snack Food Industry

Symphony IRI Group.  about 80 pages.  detailed stats. market research.
appears to be mostly US focused.

Retail industry - Global

Annual. Top 250 retailers, top 50 e-tailers and more.  trends, market stats,etc.  Deloitte.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Bank rates. US

Formerly "Bank Rate Monitor," 
Mortgage Rates,  Credit Cards.  Refinance Home.  CD Rates.
National, state, city, zip code

Business in China . Market trends

McKinsey & Company: "Six big trends are shaping the country’s future, as investor Jeffrey Towson and McKinsey’s Jonathan Woetzel explain in this excerpt from The One Hour China Book."

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Country Highlights

A new service from IFC- World Bank.  All the country reports are here too.
Country Reports - Enterprise Surveys - World Bank Group

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Occupational Employment Stats. BLS

Annual, 1988 - current.  See also Economic Releases & Publications.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

World Travel & Tourism Council

Country & regional stats. 1988 - current.  Monthly updates.  Covers economic impact, employment + more. Comparisons to other industries.

Friday, March 28, 2014

National Statistical Offices

Direct link to web-sites. Thanks, WTO.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Institute for Supply Management

Lots of free info here.  Purchasing Mgrs Index, regional data/
Manufacturing & non Manufacturing indicators.  Also Taiwan PMI.
(PMI =new orders, inventory levels, production, supplier deliveries and the employment environment.)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Nat'l US-Arab Chamber of Commerce

Hit Business & Trade tab.  Lots of worthwhile country trade data and profiles here.

Factiva Dow Jones database guide.

111 page detailed guide for simple & advanced searching.  (Using fields, e.g.)

Middle East / North Africa (MENA) and Sub-Saharan Africa Business Research Guide

This guide is being updated.  t

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Repub. of S.Africa

Dept. of Trade & Industry. Trade + other stats. See also Investor’s 2013--14 Handbook  (Deloitte)  about 13 pages - Good.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

How to Give a Killer Presentation

Free. Harvard Business Rvw.  Lessons from TED.  Includes 10  ways to ruin a presentation.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Annual Survey of Manufactures

US Census.  Includes manufacturing stats by state.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

On-Line Publications for Investors. SEC

Everything you wanted to know about investments - and more.  Bountiful links.  e.g. What's a microcap stock?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Essence of Islamic Finance

Islamic Development Bank.  See also Understanding Islamic Finance in left frame.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

UN Comtrade

Free Database. "The UN Comtrade database contains more than 3.1 billion trade records starting from 1962."

Int'l Trade Centre

Excellent.  Global country-region trade & FDI profiles.  Compare countries + more.
Some info is subscription based, but what's there is "cherce."

Business & Financial News | Reuters

This isn 't Free and Good; it's Free & Fabulous.  e.g.-search on Berkshire Hathaway.  You get daily BH news full text daily 2007 - current.  PLUS a big collection of current ratios.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Financial Ratios: A Guide to Library Resources

A comprehensive guide from U of Minnesota Libraries.  Well done!

The State of the News Media 2013

Annual.  Pew Research report on American Journalism.  Data-rich. Includes -Ethnic & Alternative.

BLS Data Finder. New.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Survey of Current Business. BEA. Now online only

"Sign up for email notifications when each issue of the Survey is available on www.bea.gov."

IT Service & Consumption. EIU. Global.

Exec. summary.  5 pages.  Covers outsourcing + more.
Forecast survey of execs.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I'm off again!

This time to the South Pacfic.  I'll be back in early March.  In the meantime, continue to browse the tags ( I try to keep all the posts updated) for the free and the good. best to all, t

Monday, February 17, 2014

Timestamp-news wires

Timestamp-news wires   The official release time of corporate actions by  DJ, AP, Reuters and all the rest.

PR Newswire

Up to 180 days back of releases.  Searchable on several fields.  Good for earnings announcements, mergers, etc.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Global Product usage

Global TGI. (Kanter Media) About 52 products covered.  63 countries.  Free reg. req.

The Digital Consumer. US. Nielsen.

heaps of stats.  23 pages.  free registration required.

Monday, February 10, 2014

What a mess!

Dear vizidens (Value Information Zone) of the land of the free and the good.  Am in the middle of a muddled move of our residence.  Please bear with me while I get things straightened out.  ta, t

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Deloitte International Tax Source

 Country Guides and Highlights.  Investment climate.

Global market research reports

service.mail.com/      Sign on for free email alerts from US Commercial Service.
 Just a sample of current offerings below.
Building Products Import to Japan  October 2013 [01/15/2014] · 
Housing Starts in Japan ? November 2013 [01/15/2014]
 · Argentina - Travel and Tourism Services - Best ... [01/10/2014]

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Review of ALA Guide to Economics & Business Reference

After viewing some adulatory reviews, decided to post mine.
(from Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship)

Saturday, January 25, 2014

American FactFinder. Census

"Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community."

State and County QuickFacts. Census

 "Fast, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography"  Latest data available