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International Business Resources: Web Resources


Important Websites

Doing Business [Country] – World Bank Group benchmarks business regulations.  The database provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement.  The database indicators are comparable across 175 economies.  They indicate the regulatory costs of business and can be used to analyze specific regulations that enhance or constrain investment, productivity, and growth. 

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - The IMF is an international organization of 185 member countries. It was established to promote international monetary cooperation, exchange stability, and orderly exchange arrangements; to foster economic growth and high levels of employment; and to provide temporary financial assistance to countries to help ease balance of payments adjustment.

International Trade Administration - (ITA)  is a global trade information website that provides access to information on promoting trade and investment, U.S. industry competitiveness and ensures fair trade and compliance with trade laws and agreements. For businesses wanting to expand their export markets, visit the U.S. Government Export Portal

Bureau of Economic Analysis - U.S. Department of Commerce
International Economic Accounts Data: Balance of Payments, Trade in Goods and Services, Operations of Multinational Companies. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Traveler’s Health section for latest health issues.  

United Nations - The purposes of the United Nations, as set forth in the Charter, are to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations; to cooperate in solving international economic, social, cultural and humanitarian problems and in promoting respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; and to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations in attaining these ends.  

U.S. State Department – Background Notes

World Bank - The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.  

The World Factbook - U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.
Each country profile tracks population demographics, ethnicity and literacy rates, as well as political, geographical and economic data. Maps and flags of all nations and geographical entities are also featured.    

World Health Organization is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.