Welcome to the IBUS 300 home page. This page is your gateway to
massive amounts of information which will help you in locating data
on foreign environments. All you need to do is click on the resource
link and explore.
Best Resources is a collection of links that students will most
likely use frequently when doing research for their country analysis
reports. All students in IBUS 300 should familiarize themselves
with these websites.
National Trade Data
The NTDB, in all it glory--the best resource available.
IMF Country Reports
Extensive country and other reports--but Adobe Acrobat Reader
The most elaborate data available on country business
Click on "Document Catalog" for country and sector data.
Current and historical rates for 164 countries.
Build exporting skills, find data, and identify international
Data OnLine (strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_mrkti/tdst/engdoc/tr_homep.html)
Trade statistics by industry(SIC), commodity(HS), destination(exports),
Search the Harmonized System(Schedule B) by key word.
Fine directory of resources--index and search engine.
A must use resource for country and market links.
UW Research Databases
UW Restricted databases are only available
to computers on the UW network (including the modem pool). If you
are off campus and are not using the modem pool, you may try using
Libraries Proxy Server.
Academic Universe (www.lib.washington.edu/databases/LexisNexis)
Data and analyses on countries and companies.
Recent information from hundreds of journals.
Up to date information from business publications.
Newspaper Abstracts (www.umi.com/pqdauto?COPT=REJTPTJD)
News stories, often with full text.
Arbitrag is a simulation which allows users to take the role
of either a corporate treasurer or an importer seeking to maximize
global returns on investments without incurring currency risks.
This is sometimes called the covered interest arbitrage problem.
(A downloadable executable is also available
Take a look at our other site offering help for exporters.
Are Currency Values Determined?
Examine a model of economic and other impacts on currency values.
Given your culture, how would you manage in another culture?
(Macromedia Flash Player needed.) >
Try your luck at predicting a currency's value six months from
now. (A downloadable zip file available
Data & Statistics
World Bank Data (www.worldbank.org/data)
Indicators and many other data sets--Acrobat Reader required.
Gateway to each country's statistics office.
Data Locators (www.ntu.edu.sg/library/stat/statdata.htm)
Links to country data at Nanyang Technical University(Singapore).
Trade Information Center
Information on trade and country issues.
Nations Data (www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/infonation/e_infonation.htm)
The best quick resource for country data on the Web.
Foreign Labor Statistics (stats.bls.gov/flshome.htm)
Find out how much you will have to pay employees in foreign direct
U.S. Balance of Payments
Data on payments,investment, GDP, and other U.S. economic information.
Click on "Key statistics."
Useful population data for many countries.
OECD Data and Reports (www.oecd.org)
Economic and other data for the 29 member countries.
Well-organized gateway to over 500 IBUS sites.
Political Risk Services (www.prsgroup.com)
Extensive country analyses on politics and country risk--a pay
Transparency International's ratings of country corruption in
European Union policies, data, and issues.
International Trade Administration
Advice on how to export.
Asia Observer (www.asiaobserver.com)
Portal to a wealth of information on Asia.
Mostly on Japan, but lots on Asia.
Good material on Asia business opportunities.
American Chamber of Commerce in
Valuable gateway into Japanese business.
Royal Bank of Canada
Excellent display of services offered by banks to international