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Bloomberg is the most comprehensive source for international financial market data, including commodities, currencies, indices, etc. Bloomberg has a variety of displays that provide extensive data coverage of the financial markets worldwide, and use graphical presentation and detailed help screens to present its data.
For more extensive historical data for international financial markets, use Datastream.
The Management Library maintains a section of reference books called the Multicultural Learning Collection, which contains a variety of books describing different cultures and how to conduct business in a foreign country. This collection is located on the first floor of the library.
In addition, you can use the Library Catalog to search for items pertaining to business culture such as:
A number of government and official bodies collect and disseminate trade data. A good place to start for foreign trade statistics is the World Trade Organization's (WTO) International Trade Statistics web site which contains country trade profiles, the annual publication International Trade Statistics, and links to other trade statistics web sites.
The United Nations' Trade Statistics Branch provides data in three main areas of international trade: International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS), Statistics of International Trade in Services (SITS) and Distributive Trade Statistics (DTS). Additional UN databases include the Commodity Trade Statistics Database (Comtrade), UNdata, and the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics.
For data on trade between the US and foreign countries, Export.gov has information and links to government and official trade databases such as TradStats Express, and International Trade and Economic Statistics. The U.S. Census Bureau publishes Foreign Trade Statistics reports.
USA Trade Online (avaliable online and at Electronic Text Center locations in Olin Library; ask at the Olin Reference Desk) provides U.S. export and import information on more than 18,000 commodities presented in the Harmonized Tariff Classification System for current month and previous month; cumulative year to date, current year and prior year; and annual two year and historical data.
Bloomberg has an emerging markets display (EMKT) where you can obtain a variety of emerging markets information, including news, country statistics, economic statistics, country risk ratings, and more.
Use the Library Catalog to search for items pertaining to emerging markets. Here are a few suggestions:
The IMF Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR) examines the global financial system and identifies potential weaknesses with the presumption that this information will help to prevent these weaknesses from disrupting the financial market stability of the IMF member countries. The GFSR replaced the quarterly Emerging Market Financing as well as the annual International Capital Market Report; it contains information on both mature and emerging markets.
The International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group, is an investor and advisor to emerging capital markets with the aim of creating socially responsible and sustainable growth.
Factiva and LexisNexis are two databases that allow for you to search for news and articles in over 20 different languages. In the Factiva Search Builder, open the language box in the Intelligent Indexing section and select your language of preference. In LexisNexis, use the Guided News Search option and select Non-English language news.
Uniworld allows you to create a list of companies with international operations and download your list. You can filter by country, region, company size, industry and number of employees. The Directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the United States and the Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries.