Global Business & Finance Resources
These are international business and finance-related links which on the whole provide work on multinational firms, international business practices, financial data and financial information. Academic links exist, but this section has been restricted to primarily industry research and analysis, especially those of international investment corporations.
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- Armchair Economist
This site contains a range of writing on general economics-related topics, although its strength lies in the areas of venture capital, multinational firms and web economics. Some excellent articles from an insider in the industry. Maintained by Chan Hon Wai.
- International Business Resources on WWW
Established by the Michigan State University Centre for International Business Education and Research. Mainly a portal site, but the links here are truly prolific, organised in an accessible fashion, and well annotated to boot.
- Resources for International Business
Another comprehensive site, this one set up by Rutgers University. Written in a guided style, the various resources are littered as hyperlinks in-text. Very strong in pointing to data sources for both statistics as well as more general qualitative information.
Virtual International Business and Economic Sources gathers sites arranged according to geographic region, with market analyses for regions as well as country-level reports. Of interest as well are links to areas that are of particular concern for business, such as business practices and marketing.
- World Economic Forum
The WEF is possibly the most well-known gathering of policymakers, economists and businesspeople, and the emphasis of the organisation is on international economic events, with of course a more pro-business slant in general. The site is well worth a look.
- Web Resources for International Business
Contains links to international accounting, international management and international marketing. Set up by Daniel Lee of Shippensburg University, its drawback is that it lacks detailed annotation to almost all the links. The site itself is comprehensive and user-friendly.
- Doing Business
This site, maintained by the Private Sector Resources Group at the World Bank, provides data---both quantitative (free) and anecdotal (purchase)---on a host of topics related to the formation of businesses in countries around the world.
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Moneyscience is a self-titled "financial intelligence network" that provides an excellent network site covering many issues in quantitative finance, as well as the related fields of economics, physics, math, and computing. The site also includes a Wiki-style encyclopedia, a web journal, forums, and more.
- Dr. Ed Yardeni's Economics Network
Ed Yardeni is a highly influential financial economist based at Deutsche Bank. This is a well-organised site, which has won numerous awards. Regularly updated information makes a visit here a must.
FINWeb is a financial economics website. Its aim is to provide Internet resources for finance and economics (it is stronger on finance). It functions primarily as a portal, although its offerings are relatively limited.
- American Banker
American Banker's main strength is information about the banking industry, although general financial market information is also available on their website.
- Bridge Information Systems
One of the main sources of financial information for many professional investors. The Bridge site is extremely well-designed and very exhaustive, with up-to-date reports and information.
- Country Risk Analysis
Information about individual countries and their respective risk profiles. Maintained at Duke University, and based on a complex system of evaluation.
StreetIQ is an investment marketing network, that links up to a whole host of sites discussing issues related to investment - in particular, US investment vehicles. Sites linked are mostly investment-oriented, with commentary and message board sites as well.
- Big Charts
This is a charting and investment research website. The site also provides interactive charting tools, although the target audience would be those investing in the US stock market. An attractive interface, with tools once only available to the professional investor.
This is an electronic foreign exchange trading platform that provides forex trade execution, research, and straight through processing. It has on board some major banks, including the Bank of New York, Bank of America and Morgan Stanley. The research area, in particular, is well worth the look. Presently, a free registration is required. An alternative site for FX news is DailyFX, and for FX-oriented insight and analysis, see Online Forex Trading.
- iDS Finance
Together with AsiaOne Markets, these provide excellent financial information for Asian emerging markets. Full featured, and rich in information, although they may take some time to download.
- Canadian Financial Network
The CFN is designed for expediting research on the Canadian market, although the CFN Collection, a well-organised, lengthily-annotated Web directory of over 6,000 financial websites for investors, is most excellent.
- Virtual Finance Library
This is a catch-all site that links to just about anything remotely related to finance. Limited annotation, though, as such sites often are. Be prepared for some trial-and-error in searching for what you are looking for.
- Behavioural Finance
Although not well organized, the site includes links to key papers on the subject of behavioral finance (including some in fulltext), organized by keyword (generally behavioral finance terms).
- Finance Glossary
Touted as the most comprehensive glossary of financial terms on the Internet. Provided courtesy of Bloomberg, but maintained by Campbell Harvey from Duke University. Contains over 6,000 entries, with 15,000 links.
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