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. 2014

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

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.

Friday, September 19, 2014

APEC Energy Statistics

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.  22  member countries (including US)

Market Potential Index (MPI) - 87 Emerging Markets.

globalEDGE: Michigan State U. Annual, 1996 - current.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

STAT-USA rides again!

GLOBUS & NTDB - International Business -  U. of Central Florida Libraries:
" STAT-USA ceased to exist after September 30, 2010. Links are provided on this page to sources which were used for GLOBUS & NTDB."

Morningstar. QuickTake. free

 This screen shows Ford Motor Co debt, bond, rates, credit, ratios, financials, insider action + much more.
Here's how you game it.
Change the ticker symbol in the address bar to ibm (for example) or whatever co. you seek.

(Some of the info is fee-based.)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Guide to Sources of Statistics - The 2012 Statistical Abstract

The free online Stat Abstract is gone but  its whopper list (with links) of government and non-gov resources is a valuable reference tool.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Market share Rankings - comScore, Inc

Smartphones,  online Videos, Search engines, etc.

Global E-commerce

Nielsen report.  20 pages.   Free reg. req.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Local Cable System Directory .Cable Network Profiles. US

Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau - CAB:

American Time Use Survey

BLS.   "measures the amount of time people spend doing various activities, such as paid work, childcare, volunteering, and socializing."  Annual, 2003 - current

Markets Data Center - WSJ.com

Wall St. J.   Vast amounts of biz numbers.  too much to describe - world stocks, commodities,...
definitely worth exploring.
(Thanks, Susan Mullee)

Retail Industry-China

Economist Intelligence Unit.  about 12 pages.  may require free registration.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Microfinance Research Guide

Lippincott Library.  Wharton School

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Technomic . Food Industry Facts

Complimentary data |  provided by this research/consultancy firm.  Up-to-date sales, rankings, etc.

BRASS - Business Reference & Services Section

 LibGuides at BRASS - Business Reference & Services Section of ALA.

"Selected free and fee-based resources highly relevant to information professionals providing business reference services."

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

WHO | World Health Statistics

WHO | World Health Org.  Biennial, 2005 - current

Statistics - OECD

Another (and nicely navigable) gateway to all OECD stats,

Monday, September 01, 2014

OECD Factbook, Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics.

Annual, 2005-current.       More than 100 indicators  for member countries & for Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia & S. Africa. 260 pages.

World Steel & Iron production

World Steel Association - Statstics 1960 - current.

Friday, August 29, 2014

World's Greenest Companies

"Newsweek  ranks the world’s largest companies on corporate sustainability and environmental impact."

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Electric Energy Online

Current news, M&A,     Full text of current EE magazine.

Abbreviations and acronyms dictionary

Quick look-up database.  Mountain Data Systems.

Technology Pioneers | World Economic Forum -

top 24.  Annual, 2007 - current

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Red Herring N. America: Top Tech Winners

Annual.  Also on this page - links to top Europe, Asia, Global firms.
Clicking on firm name links to promotional site.

Transparency International - the global coalition against corruption

Click "What We Do" for corruption reports by country or topic.  Also the Corruptions Index is here.

50 Smartest Companies - MIT Technology Review

Annual, 2010 - current.

IW US 500 Database 1999 - current

 IndustryWeek:" 500 largest public manufacturing companies in the United States via this searchable database."

Green Business News, Resources, and Sustainability Career Tools

GreenBiz.com     Annual Green Business Report.   Green NGOs rankings.  Free reg.req.
“Resource Center on Business, the Environment & the Bottom Line.”

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

World Investment Report 2012 - current

UN Conf. on Trade & Development.  265 pages.

USDA -State Fact Sheets

"Information on population, income, poverty, food security, education, employment, and more."

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Data & Analysis - up-to-date

USDA Economic Research Service

Hit any tab - Data, Publications, Topics  to open a bonanza of food stats.  Includes Int'l markets & trade.

USDA - Census of Agriculture - 1840-current

published every 5 years.  Check out the 1840 ed. for slave, "free white" and "free colored" demographics by state.  Market value of state Ag products + more. includes Outlying Areas.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

BRICS Joint Statistical Publications

Brazil • Russia • India • China • South Africa.  Annual, 2010 - current. Extensive stats for each country from official sources.   200 pages . (This updates the link in "Dancing with the BRICs")

Monday, August 11, 2014

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Dancing with the BRICs -Where to find information. (Terry's article)

Academic BRASS, Volume 7, No. 1 | Reference & User Services Association (RUSA)  The date is an error - it's a 2013 article. Some of the links, as you might expect are now defunct.  Sorry about that.

Publications - Credit Suisse

Several important annual surveys, including Global Wealth Report, 2010 - current; Global Investment Returns, 2009 - current and Emerging Consumer Survey, 2011- current.