Sunday, May 28, 2017

The fDi Report 2017

 "our annual assessment of crossborder investment based on the Foreign Direct Markets  service from the Financial Times"  Foreign Direct Investment.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Reports & Analysis - EMPEA

Emerging Markets Private Equity Association.  Free Reg. required.
Example:  Private Equity in Mexico.  44 pages.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Monthly & Annual Retail Trade- US Census Bureau

includes e-commerce sales.

Free Google Spreadsheets Tutorial at GCFLearnFree

"This tutorial will show you how to use the powerful tools in Google Sheets for organizing, visualizing, and calculating your data."

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Inter-American Development Bank

Latin America data.  Search on Country or Indicator.
Example:  Brazil has 251 current data points.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Statistical Data Sources > globalEDGE

"The Global Resource Directory offers a rich collection of thousands of international business and trade-related resources."      
                  This site is terrific!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

FRASER - Discover Economic History - St. Louis Fed

Covers most recent US economic data + historical data. (Hit ACCESS)


Example:  G.7.2 Monthly Department Store Sales, Selected Cities and Areas         1925-1966

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Interest Groups | OpenSecrets

 e.g."Which candidates is the computer industry giving to?"

Research Publications - St. Louis Fed

Beige Book, Employment Research + more.

Survey of Current Business. Quarterly. BEA

Annual, 1921-current.  See also: National, Industry, International, Regional Data.
US Dept of Commerce.

Monday, May 15, 2017

World Investment Reports, Annual. UN

1991 - current.
"Each year´s Report covers the latest trends in foreign direct investment around the World and analyses in depth one selected topic related to foreign direct investment and development."

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Top 25 Investment Heros. US. Annual

 the Progressive Policy Institute.   16 pages.

"We call these companies Investment Heroes because their capital spending is helping raise productivity and wages across the country."
All are non-financial or non-energy companies.

British Monarchs & Chinese Dynasties

Collectors.Org Reference Library
A handy little look up.

Friday, May 12, 2017 - Daily US

Scores of daily business news articles from all over the US.  Not searchable except in individual articles.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Demographics, Consumer Spending, Economy Data.

US Small Business Administration.
Heaps of databases; not all are up to date.

Monday, May 08, 2017

The N Y Times. huh?

"Colbert Nembhard looked more like a traveling salesman than a librarian."  huh? What does a librarian look like?

Enterprise Surveys Indicators Data - World Bank

 "an expansive array of economic data on 127,000 firms in 139 countries"
aggregate by industry data.  no individual firm info.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Best Corporate Citizens. US. Annual

Environment, Philanthropy, etc.  Flags corps on the list which were removed or involved in violations.  by CR Magazine

Friday, May 05, 2017

World Oil Outlook OPEC. to 2040

14 Members: Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. 

Headquarters: Vienna, Austria.           300 + pages.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

What is your library worth to your institution?

Retail Value Calculator
by Nat'l Network of Libraries of Medicine.
Applicable to all types of libraries, including Business.

Medical Subject Headings - MESH

US National Library of Medicine.

Monday, May 01, 2017

The Fortune 2016 Global 500

w/ links to company info.  Slow loading to get all 500 list.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Rankings >> globalEDGE

A feast of useful global rankings from Forbes, World Bank + other good sources.
e.g. Global Innovation; Country Risk.
by Global Edge at Michigan State U.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

National Travel & Tourism Office

a division of US Dept of Commerce.  Stats for US inward & outward bound travel & foreign visitors to US.  Includes historical stats.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Gobal Trade

"19,321 Market Analyses covering every Industry"  not a gov't site.  Good market research but not all are up to date. (2-5 yrs old)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Country Reports - Enterprise Surveys - World Bank Group

Country Profiles - perceived obstacles, the average firm, corruption, taxes and regulations, access to finance, infrastructure, workforce, crime, informality, innovation, and trade. 

Country Highlights summarize the key findings from the Enterprise Survey

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Research Bought, Then Paid For - NYTimes article


The Research Works Act, backed with millions of Ass'n of American Publishers lobbying dollars, aims to prevent public access to NIH taxpayer funded research.

see also:
In Feb and March 2011, Elsevier contributed $7,500 to Congressional bill sponsor Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY)

Central Statistics Office. Ireland

Hit Databases tab for more useful Ireland & global stats.

The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies

Annual, 2009  - current.  by Fast Company

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Country groups

MINT Countries
Mexico       Indonesia   Nigeria    Turkey