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Provides geo-political analysis and economic forecasts, along with historical data, for every one of China's 31 provinces and annual reports for each of China's 40 most important prefectures. Each report contains information on the political, economic and business environment for each region, providing a complete picture of economic growth, changes in demographics and income and expenditure levels. Also includes quantitative assessments of 44 cities (including benchmarks against Beijing and Shanghai), allowing direct comparisons across cities on areas including the economy, market opportunities, labour, infrastructure and the environment. EIU provides five-year forecasts based on models to gauge the potential market size for products and services. The simultaneous user limit for this resource may result in temporary delays.
China, America and the Pacific explores the cultural and trading relationships that emerged between America, China and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th centuries. Manuscripts, rare printed sources, visual images, objects and maps from international libraries and archives document this fascinating history. The project covers the following themes:
Old China Trade (roughly 1783-1844)
Early commercial development of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Salem, Providence, Baltimore
Maritime routes between East and West Coasts (before overland trails)
Development of Hawaii as key American trading post before annexation
Chinese-American cultural exchange (including 19th century Chinese immigration)
Commodities of the China trade
Fur trade in Northwest Pacific
Diplomacy and politics of America and the Far East.
Provides monthly and annual macroeconomic statistics, monthly reports on economic development, city and county data, and industrial sector data for China. Authorized by the National Bureau of Statistics of China , and distributed by the China Data Center at the University of Michigan. The simultaneous user limit for this resource may result in temporary delays.
'Pishu' (皮书, which literally means cover-books ) are high-value analytical reports intended to guide policymaking in the Peoples Republic of China. Pishu are published by the prestigious Social Sciences Academic Press, a branch of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. These reports feature exclusive research and analysis by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and authors from similar institutions, and present objective analysis versus official government messaging on strategic issues. In China, Pishu are consumed by think tanks and top policymakers. Covered topics include a variety of issues of importance to China's government and research community, including international relations, agricultural policy, and industry competitiveness. Pishu may be considered somewhat analagous to United States Congressional Research Service reports and analysis reports published by the RAND Corporation.
A database of annual, quarterly and monthly economic indicators and forecasts. Allows access to up to 320 series per country on 201 countries and 45 regional aggregates. Historical and forecast data are updated monthly and include historical data ranging from 1980 and forecast horizons to 2030. Provides comprehensive annual data forecasts and quarterly forecasts for economies covering 75% of global output. Major data categories include economic structure, foreign payments, external debt stock, external debt service, external trade, trends in foreign trade.
EIU Country Reports contain in-depth and ongoing analysis and forecasts of political, policy, business, and economic conditions. Coverage of 197 countries provided by the Economist Intelligence Unit 's global team of country specialists. Includes monthly reports for 95 countries and quarterly reports for 102 countries. Forecast conditions are updated with frequent articles published between reports on recent events that may impact on the regular EIU forecast outlooks. Also includes the EIU Country Profiles which ceased publication in 2008.
EIU Market Indicators & Forecasts is a database of global market indicators and forecasts running from 1990 and forecasting out five years. Delivers economic, demographic, consumption and industry data on 60 major markets worldwide. Included among the data are: population, urbanization, health, personal income, income distribution, consumer spending, consumer markets, and labor costs, market size, FDI, and other macroeconomic data as well as EIU's collection of unique operational and financial risk indicators. The simultaneous user limit for this resource may result in temporary delays.
Collection of news and financial information for over 100 emerging market countries in Africa & the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, Southeast Europe, Central Asia (Caucasus) and Asia, and Latin America. Included are primary news sources (full-text), financial data (including reports on financial markets, companies and industries), over 1 million listed and private company profiles, statistics, macroeconomic forecasts and analysis, and legal and regulatory information. Arranged by country, ISI emerging markets also includes country profiles, exchange rates, and business and political news approximately 9,000 publications of data, research and news from unrivalled sources (from the Economist Intelligence Unit and ViewsWire, as well as other local and global sources). The simultaneous user limit for this resource may result in temporary delays.
Factiva is a vast full text archive of publications and up-to-the-minute reports and news focusing on global developments and business. Combines over 35,000 sources from the Dow Jones Interactive and Reuters Business Briefing to provide premium business content from 200 countries and in 26 languages. Factiva is very strong in trade journals and company reports. Requires username/password; see reference staff for assistance.
Featuring the exchange of goods and services between the United States and other nations, as well as the history of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, this collection brings together more than one million pages' worth of content. The collection contains USITC publications for 1961-2014 legislative histories CFR & U.S. Code Title 15 and 19: Commerce & Foreign Trade and Customs Duties scholarly articles and other works on international trade.
Online service for news, business, legal and statistical information from China. The resource offers access to a number of full-text Chinese language databases covering a wide range of information, including: business news from over 1,000 leading local newspapers (1992- ) business journals and government survey reports (1995- ) news and reports of publicly listed companies (1993- ) contact and background information for 180,000 companies statistical data from national and provincial statistical yearbooks, China Economic Statistics Bulletin, the People's Bank of China Quarterly Statistical Bulletin, and Custom Statistics China central and municipal laws and regulations (1949- ) structure and functions of Chinese government agencies biographies of leading government officials and famous personalities.
Market Analysis Tools from the International Trade Centre (ITC) provides access to the following products:
Trade Map: an interactive database with time-series trade statistics, trends, and other useful trade indicators for more than 220 countries and territories that will help you prioritize export markets. .
Market Access Map: a web-based analysis tool containing information on custom tariffs, market access conditions and rules/certificates of origin requirements. Users can also simulate tariff reduction scenarios using various formulaes.
Investment Map: a comprehensive portal on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), international trade and market access. Information on activities of 130,000 foreign affiliates in developing countries is also available.
Trade Competitiveness Map: offers trade profiles for around 240 countries and territories. One of the key features is Trade Performance Index (TPI) ranking for a countrys key export sectors grouped into 14 clusters.
Standards Map: a user-friendly portal for comparative analysis and review of over 40 private voluntary standards. The tool aims to increase opportunities for sustainable production and trade.
For detailed descriptions about these tools, select About the Tools on the left side menu.
This database has three tiers of access:
Light version that offers only half of the data with no registration
Registered users get about 75% of the content
Subscription onsite at The Library of Congress allows 100% including detailed tariff and company data.
This is an official government site produced by the Ministry of Commerce, Peoples Republic of China (PRC) in Beijing, in conjunction with the China International Electronic Commerce Center. The site provides official statistical reports on business activity in China, including data on imports and exports by month, statistics on foreign investment, regional trade statistics, and export statistics of individual industries by city and province. The website also provides news, policies, a searchable database of commodities, short profiles of suppliers and much more. For timely and official statistics on Chinese trade, companies and suppliers, this is the site to consult.
ProQuest Asian & European Business Collection contains the merged content of two formerly separate databases: ProQuest Asian Business and Reference and ProQuest European Business. This merged English-language database offers detailed information on companies, economies, markets, business conditions, and international trade, providing in-depth coverage of the world's most important areas of economic activity. It provides news at national and regional levels from key newspapers, magazines, and journals and offers core national and regional statistics, business profiles, as well as frequently updated economic, financial, and demographic series and analysis. Organizational, directory, and biographical information for national government, the civil service, and business and cultural organizations is searchable, as is a full-text archive of government documents, legislation, and policy and analysis papers and publications from more than 110 leading titles, including The Economist, Fortune, and European Business Journal. Proquest Asian & European Business Collection also includes information on specific economic and market conditions in countries and regions throughout Europe and Asia.
A first draft of history, OxResearch delivers succinct articles analyzing economic and political developments worldwide, and evaluates issues within a coherent political, social, and economic framework. The objective, multidisciplinary articles are compiled by an international network of over 1,000 faculty members at Oxford and other leading universities, as well as think-tanks and other institutions of international standing. Created by Oxford Analytica, this powerful multi-disciplinary database helps users research and analyze the impact of probable developments on the business climate. Features and benefits include:
Extensive coverage for more than 30,000 articles covering world and regional economic and political developments of major significance
Multi-disciplinary team approacheconomists, international relations specialists, and political/social analysts offer timely and authoritative judgment on events
Information on over 180 countries including the United States, Germany, China, Iraq, and Iran.
Trade Data Monitor is a database of international trade statistics, analysis, and reporting for data-driven answers to crucial questions in any industry, around the globe. Requires username and password. Please contact library staff for assistance.
The United Nations Commodity Statistics Trade Database provides data for over 140 reporting countries, in some cases, spanning the last 40 years. The database is the UN official source for imports, exports and re-exports, for 90% of world trade. Users can select countries, products, years and measurements (values are in US dollars and quantities in net weight). Commodities are arranged by both Harmonized System (HS) and Standard International Trade Classification (SITC). Also includes textual information on countries and customs areas. Updated monthly and annually.
Established in 1964, UNCTAD promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy. UNCTAD has progressively evolved into an authoritative knowledge-based institution whose work aims to help shape current policy debates and thinking on development, with a particular focus on ensuring that domestic policies and international action are mutually supportive in bringing about sustainable development. Its publications include: Flagship Reports, Series, Policy Briefs, and Meeting Documentation.
Provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, USA Trade Online (UTO) is a dynamic data tool that gives users access to current and cumulative U.S. export and import data for over 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities. UTO provides trade statistics using the Harmonized System (HS) up to the 10-digit level and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) commodity classification codes up to the 6-digit level.
With multiple data sets and capabilities, USA Trade Online can assist different types of users from a wide range of industries and fields. Manufacturers and other businesses wishing to expand their business globally can utilize UTO to identify new markets, evaluate existing markets, and perform other market research tasks. UTO also provides data to support economists in interpreting economic news and performing academic research, as well assist governments and federal agencies in analyzing domestic and international trade policies. This powerful software allows users to create customized reports and colorful charts detailing international trade data at different levels. All data are updated each month with the release of the latest U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services Report. Although free, users are required to sign up and obtain username/password.
Contains data from over 220 countries and country groups covering more than 2,000 financial, business, health, economic and human development statistics. The data include social, economic, financial, natural resources, infrastructure, governance, partnership, and environmental indicators compiled from a variety of sources. Finance indicators include external debt stocks and flows, major economic aggregates, and key debt ratios as well as average terms of new commitments, currency composition of long-term debt, debt restructuring, and scheduled debt service projections. Business data covers 183 economies and ranks countries on 10 sets of indicators on the ease of doing business. Also tracks external debt data and selected foreign assets from international creditor/market and national debtor sources.