Selected International Business Websites
International Monetary Fund – IMF – Founded in 1945 in the aftermath of WWII the IMF is an international organization with 189 member countries. It strives to establish an international monetary system in order to create conditions that will promote global trade, establish international financial stability, and secure economic growth while seeking to reduce poverty.
CIA World Factbook – An excellent resource for global economics statistics on individual countries.
United States Census Bureau – Foreign trade statistics – Census Bureau statistics on a wide range of international trade and commerce topics.
WTO – World Trade Organization – As an international organization, the WTO also provides a forum for countries to negotiate trade agreements as well as settle trade disputes. Decisions are crafted and made by the member countries.
U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics – Import/Export Price Indexes – US government statistics “containing data on changes in the prices of nonmilitary goods and services traded between the U.S. and the rest of the world.”
World Bank – 189 member countries make up the World Bank and serves as a key source of financial and technical resources to assist developing nations in order to reduce poverty levels and assist with development. The world Bank is not a bank in the traditional sense but comprises five institutions managed by the member countries.