Friday, December 07, 2018

What Is the G-20?

Members, Summit Meetings, History

G-20 Members include the G-7 nations: Canada,France, Germany,Italy,Japan, UK & US. This group  also meets on their own. 

+ eleven emerging market and smaller industrialized countries.  Argentina, Australia,Brazil,China,India, Indonesia,Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea and Turkey.

The EU is also a member of the G-20.

U.S. Department of Commerce - Data Hub

"This site is a first-release of the Commerce Data Hub,
our platform to connect data customers with
 the data they need.." 

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Congressional-Executive Commission on China. Annual

Business, Trade, Human Rights, Censorship. + Annual Report.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Financial jobs

"15027 jobs globally for professionals and students in Finance, Banking, Accounting and Insurance. "   by Dice Holdings, inc.

This is the site that the Financial Times and Wall St. J link to.

WIPO World Intellectual Property Org.

"Facts & Figures" Annual, 2011- current.
52 pp. See also Country Profiles.

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Top 1000 Brands | Asia

by HayMarket -a media & marketing industry company
May require quick free registration / Congressional Record +

links to Congressional Record,  Legislation 2001 - current.  Find a rep, senator.
by Library of Congress.         
Bonus:  Photos (unreadable) of full text of Federalist Papers by A. Hamilton, Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights. 

Monday, December 03, 2018

Internet World Stats - Annual

"Internet Usage, Population Statistics, Social Media Stats and Internet Market Research Data, for over 243 individual countries and world regions." 
by MiniWatts Marketing Group 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics BTS

 Transtats.  Covers every mode of transport.
Includes historical data. (Thanks, Bobray J. Bordelon)

Xinhua Finance / Mergent / Moody's. Timeline

1988. Mergent, Inc. acquires Moody’s™ Financial Information Services division.
2004. Xinhua Finance (China) acquires Mergent.
2008. Xinhua Finance, sells Mergent to Carousel Capital Partners (US).

2011 May . U.S. federal grand jury indicts Xinhua Finance, charging them in a scheme to defraud investors and manipulate XFL's balance sheet.
2011 July. Name change from “Xinhua Finance Limited” to “Xinhua Holdings Limited

2018  XHL is gone. Now it's

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Resolution Foundation UK

"Analysis and action on living standards"
"a nonpartisan think tank"

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Annual Retailer Lists | Global.

Nat'l Retail Federation.  Top 100, etc. Company info.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Executive MBA / Full Time MBA Ranking 2018

The Economist. ranks 65 global schools.  Radically different from the Wall St. J's list. 

Thursday, November 29, 2018


"Your source for Global Business Knowledge" Michigan St.U.
Hey they're not kidding!  A top source for great stats.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Blockchain 101. CoinDesk

+State of Blockchain. Quarterly, 2017 - current.
"Summarizes key trends, data and events"  Bitcoin news.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Remittance Prices Worldwide. World Bank

"data on the cost of sending and receiving relatively small amounts of money from one country to another | MAKING MARKETS MORE TRANSPARENT"

fDiIntelligence Global

The Foreign Direct Investment report 2018.  + other useful stat reports.  +Top locations for AI & Robotics                 Financial Times.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Trade Data and Analysis |

"time series statistics on U.S. international
trade, nationwide, detailed by industry
classification and foreign market or supplier"
State,Metro, Exporting companies, Jobs stats,
FTA Tariff Tool.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Transportation Energy Data Book

"a compendium of data on transportation with an emphasis on energy"
Oak Ridge Nat'l Laboratory. 
US Dep't of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

Friday, November 23, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

SIPRI databases |

"100 largest arms-producing and military services companies;
 annual military spending of countries since 1949"

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

NSF - National Science Foundation

Science & Engineering Indicators 2018 |BrGlobal

Monday, November 19, 2018

Rankings >> globalEDGE

Rankings  Michigan State U.
More than 70 -  plucked from Fortune & other sources

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

National Transportation Library. US Dept of Transportation

Full text of reports, data & Websites.  See also "Ask a Librarian."

State Statistics Service of Ukraine

The stats are for Ukraine only.

A member of Commonwealth of Independent States.
(Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine)

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Freight Book. Global

"Freight forwarders | Freightbook | freight directory | airfreight | sea freight | road freight"

Co's pay to be listed.  UK based.

Provides free full access including co. profiles for 2 minutes.  Membership is about $60.

EU Transport in Figures. Annual. "Pocket Book"

European Commission.  77 pages.  (must have big pockets over there)

Int'l Air Transport Assoc.

Trade assoc. Free Industry stats

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Billionaires report 2018 | UBS /PWC Global


Best-In-State Wealth Advisors

" over 2,000 top-performing advisors across the country who were nominated by their firms—and then researched, interviewed and assigned a ranking within their respective states."
Forbes/Shook Research

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Black Friday retail shopping report 2018

US, UK, Germany, Canada.  8 data graphs.
Consumer attitudes & forecasts.   McKinsey

Monday, November 12, 2018

Publications | ITIF

"Information Technology & Innovation Foundation"
(A trade association)
Daily News.  "Search by Issue [e.g.internet],
Region or Publication Type."

House Price Index UK | Nationwide

Sunday, November 11, 2018 | Accounting & Auditing Enforcement Releases

"links to financial reporting related enforcement actions concerning violations of the reporting, books and records, and internal accounting control provisions of the Exchange Act"

(Thanks, Bruno Therrien)

Saturday, November 10, 2018


"The best place to find government services & information"

Friday, November 09, 2018

UNCTAD | Statistics Trade

U.S. Trade Balance. Census-Foreign Trade Statistics

U.S. Trade Balance with All The Countries of the World.
+ Historical Series (1960-), State export data,
US imports, by country. neat format.

Library Statistics . Academic Libraries US

+ "library related websites"

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Consumer sentiment survey 2018 - PwC UK

"How has consumer sentiment changed over the last 10 years and what is the likely impact on consumer spending?"

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Advanced search
"the world's largest library catalog"

Monday, November 05, 2018

Knowledge@Wharton - High School

Scroll down to Lesson Plans.  Free registration req.

Sunday, November 04, 2018

KOSIS Korean Statistical Information Service

Republic of Korea.  Landing page a little messy w/ Chrome.
Otherwise - excellent stats.