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General Information

Countries and Currencies http://www.wolframalpha.com/

Type in Africa and it will list the countries and links to each of them. Type in “currency future US dollar Euro” and it will give you today’s rate and a future forecast

Country Information: General

Global Edge – International business portal providing country guides, links to global information resources and a discussion forum.
http://globaledge.msu.edu/resourceDesk/

Global Finance - Good statistics including general information.
http://www.gfmag.com/tools/global-database/economic-data.html?utm_source=gfmag&utm_medium=email&utm_content=link15&utm_campaign=globaldatabase
http://www.gfmag.com/tools/global-database/ne-data.html?utm_source=gfmag&utm_medium=email&utm_content=link16&utm_campaign=globaldatabase.

Wikipedia geography portal. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Geography
List information on many countries. http://www.worldinfozone.com/
Covers Russia and Eastern Europe. http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/reesweb.

Library of Congress. Have different studies of countries.
Arranged by country, common categories include Business, Commerce & Economy; Government, politics & law. 
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html

Country Briefings, free online 60 countries – News, country profiles, forecasts, statistics etc.
http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/portals.htmlhttp://www.economist.com/countries

Country Profile, Country Reports (Top Products). You have to purchase these reports.
http://store.eiu.com

CIA World Factbook
CIA information about countries. If the link does not work, start with the main page and look for World Fact Book. World facts and figures .
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/index.html
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

World Fact and Figures. Has plenty of information, however many of the statistics are taken from other sources, so the data could be out of date.
http://www.worldfactsandfigures.com

US Commercial Service. Contains information on a numerous countries .
http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/rpts/ccg/

US government site with country information.
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/subject/index.htm
Also see:
http://www.state.gov/www/background_notes/

Country Commercial Guides

IMD business School, evaluations of different countries’ competitiveness http://www.imd.org/wcc/news-wcy-ranking/
US department of commerce, information on countries and general information on exporting.
http://www.ita.doc.gov/

Country Information by Country

International Business Information on the Web – Online Directory.
Information Today.  Links to the web sites described in the book titled: “International Business Information on the Web”.
http://www.infotoday.com/ibidirectory.htm

The World Bank, links for different countries and trade.
http://data.worldbank.org

Aneki.com Country Information, Regional and World Rankings. Facts, statistics, and rankings for over 190 countries. Current listings are divided into four categories -- economic, social, technological, and environmental -- and are retrieved from sources such as the CIA World Factbook and Forbes.com.
http://www.aneki.com/index.html

Maps and geographic information.
http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blrasia.htm

Australian website, has information on individual countries and industries http://www.austrade.gov.au/Country/default.aspx

Europe, EU, European Union

General sites

General Information about EU. http://europa.eu.int/
Information EU as to trade. http://ec.europa.eu/trade/index_en.htm
Information on the expansion of EU.  http://europa.eu/pol/enlarg/index_en.htm  
By law, in the EU, governments including local municipalities have to hold open tenders and award the contract to the company with the best bid, despite which country they reside in within the EU.
http://ted.europa.eu/

For trade barriers, http://madb.europa.eu/madb/barriers_crossTables.htm

Europages Information on companies. Search engine in 26 languages.
http://www.europages.com/  

US based has a large number of links and information
http://www.eurunion.org/

Statistics http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat

Information by Country

Belgium. Belgium Government
http://www.belgium.be/en/  

Czech Republic. Main web site: http://www.czech.cz

Denmark. Main Government web site: http://www.um.dk/en

Germany. German Government Website:
http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/EN/Startseite_node.html

Greece.  Website of Federal Government:  http://www.mfa.gr/en/

Hungary. Hungarian Investment and Trade Agency
http://hipa.hu/en/Default.aspx

Iceland. Iceland export Directory: http://www.icelandexport.is/english/

Ireland. Enterprise Ireland http://www.enterprise-ireland.com/english.asp

Netherland. Netherland International Home Page http://www.government.nl/

Sweden

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden  
http://www.sweden.se/  
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2880.htm  
http://www.sweden.gov.se/  
http://www.sweden.se/eng/Home/
http://www.worldinfozone.com/facts.php?country=Sweden  

You can also find information on the pages:
www.riksdagen.se
http://www.tillvaxtverket.se/english
www.riksbank.se  
http://www.government.se/

Import license Sweden. You can see in taric if license required.
http://www.kommers.se.

Trade statistics Sweden see. http://www.kommers.se/In-English/

Quota. To see how much is available forSweden go to:
http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/index_en.htm

Swedish customs, quota etc.
http://www.tullverket.se

Customer association Svensk Handel. Has an import office .
http://www.svenskhandel.se/

Link to trade information
http://www.business-sweden.se/en/

Updated info on trade statistics you can obtain on:
http://www.statistikdatabasen.scb.se/pxweb/en/ssd/ or Look for trade statistics at:
http://www.intrastat.scb.se/defaulteng.asp

Business Sweden
http://www.business-sweden.se/en/

Bizbook. List Swedish Industry executives
http://www.bizbook.se

North America

Canada

Department of foreign affairs, start for a lot of information onCanada.
http://www.strategis.ic.gc.ca

Canadian Government website.
http://www.canada.gc.ca/main_e.html

Canadian business information.
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/

Doing business with Canada.
http://www.international.gc.ca/investors-investisseurs/index.aspx?lang=eng  

Canadian Statistics
http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/engdoc/main.html

Mexico

United States Mexico Chamber of Commerce
http://www.usmcoc.org

Mexican Trade.
http://www.mextrade.com

USA

US Census bureau statistics on population and many other things.
http://www.census.gov/

Latin America

Latin American NetworkInformationCenter (LANIC)
http://lanic.utexas.edu 

Internet Resources for Latin America. Links to internet guides, directories, databases.
http://lib.nmsu.edu/subject/bord/laguia

Chile. Source for exporters.
http://www.prochile.cl

Africa

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/
http://www.africaguide.com/afmap.htm
http://www.worldbank.org/en/region/afr
http://www.hmnet.com/africa/1africa.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa

Asia

Asia General
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia

Gives information on each country.
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/asia.htm

China

Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China

Information on products and producers.
http://english.china.com/

India

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India
http://www.tourindia.com/htm/homepage.htm
http://india.gov.in/
http://goidirectory.nic.in/
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/intoc.html
http://www.india.org/
http://www.geographia.com/india/
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3454.htm
http://www.india-today.com/
http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/india
http://meaindia.nic.in/

Japan

www.jetro.org

Malaysia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia
http://www.economist.com/countries/Malaysia/
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/malaysia.html

International organizations

Federation of International Trade Associations
http://fita.org

Directory of 450 international trade associations in the USA, Canada, and Mexico at:
http://fita.org/members.html 
Also Web Resources for International Trade at:
http://fita.org/webindex/index.html, a directory of 4000 sites covering finance, logistics, standards, legal, business travel, etc.  See “short cuts” list for trade shows, business directories, international market research, country profiles etc.

Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America
http://www.aaccla.org

Association of Balkan Chambers
Includes country profiles and a market research section. http://www.abcinfos.com

Canadian Government. Has links for travelers.
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca

World Bank. Gives specific profile and information as to countries.
www.worldbank.org

WTO. Has trade statistics and country information worldwide. Also try:
http://stat.wto.org/Home/WSDBHome.aspx

UNCTAD International Trade Centre.
http://www.intracen.org

Products & Services: Aggregated trade stats by commodity and country (from UN’s COMTRADE database)
http://www.intracen.org

OECD Frequently Requested Statistics – Includes GDP, standardized unemployment rates, population, purchasing power parities, and short-term economic statistics.
http://www.oecd.org/home/0,2987,en_2649_201185_1_1_1_1_1,00.html
by country

http://www.oecd.org/maintopic/0,3348,en_2649_201185_1_1_1_1_1,00.html by topic

OAS Foreign Trade Information System. SICE – Trade-Related Links – Good set of links for each country in the Americas, incl. local banks, stats offices, etc. http://www.sice.oas.org/ http://www.sice.oas.org/countries_e.asp

Eldis. Funded by Danish development agency, Danida.  Asia, Africa & Latin America. Statistics, agriculture, government, industry. Links to docs, other sites, & citations for printed materials. http://www.eldis.org/country/

OECD. http://www.oecd.org

OPEC. http://www.opec.org

NAFTA, North American Free Trade Agreement
http://www.sice.oas.org

NAFTA. http://www.international.gc.ca/trade-agreements-accords-commerciaux/agr-acc/nafta-alena/tech-rect.aspx?lang=eng

Development Banks

World Bank Group. Click on Countries & Regions to find background information on 100 developing countries, click on Data & Statistics for country data. Also have statistics on the OECD countries.
http://www.worldbank.org

International Monetary Fund. http://www.imf.org/external/pubind.htm 
link to:
http://www.imf.org/external/country/index.htm.
Good information on different publications. Gives information on the countries’ policies too.

Asian Development Bank Economics & Statistics. Economic Resource Center – Statistics, key indicators, reports and review related to Asian development.
http://www.adb.org/

Also Country Economic Review at:
http://www.adb.org/publications
Economic situation & prospects, & social indicators, for Asian countries (PDF)

Central American Bank for Economic Integration
http://www.bcie.org/english/index.php
Links to regional information sources and newspapers.

Inter American Development Bank www.iadb.org

Universities

GlobalEDGE Resource Desk. Center for International Business & Research, Michigan State U.  Info such as trade, stats, companies, government sources, and currency is arranged under Regional & Country-Specific Information, for Africa, Asia & Oceana, Europe, Central & South America, and North America.  Also under Statistical Data & Info Resources for links to UN and other international statistical sources.
http://globaledge.msu.edu/ibrd/ibrd.asp

How To Do Business in a Country, Including Culture and Language

Economist. Go to this page and type in the country (search audio and video) e.g., Spain or the city Tokyo and you will have an array of videos and audios describing the places and how to do business there. Or click on Audio on the left side and click on “doing business in”.
http://audiovideo.economist.com/

Lex Mundi – Guides to Doing Business
http://www.lexmundi.com/lexmundi/Guides_To_Doing_Business.asp

Aspects of doing business in different countries. Information on doing business in different countries.
http://businessculture.org/
http://www.worldbusinessculture.com/

Gift giving
http://www.cyborlink.com/besite/international_gift_giving.htm
http://www.4hb.com/0113intergift.html
Search Google “gift giving in business”

Bribing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bribery
www.tranparency.org
http://www.allbusiness.com/search/?q=bribe

Women in International Business

A travel magazine for women, the website is a good source of information, what to wear in different countries and travel tips.
http://www.journeywoman.com/ 

A non-profit service with information about cultures.
http://canada.servas.org/english.htm

An international friendship and travel network for women
http://www.womenwelcomewomen.org.uk/ 

Her Own Way: A Woman's Guide to Safe and Successful Travel, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
http://travel.gc.ca/travelling/publications/her-own-way

Global_Competitiveness_Reports/Reports/gender_gap.pdf. This report from the World Economic Forum reports on the global gender gap. Sweden and Norway are at the top of the list with respect to women’s empowerment. China ranks 33, India ranks 53 and Turkey and Egypt are at 57 and 58 of the fifty-eight countries listed.
http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GlobalCompetitivenessReport_2014-15.pdf

Travel

Seating diagrams on aircrafts. http://www.seatguru.com/

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list global destinations and travel health information. 
http://www.cdc.gov/

Statistics

Various Countries

WTO. http://stat.wto.org/Home/WSDBHome.aspx

Strategis. The Canadian Government website gives trade information for Canada and US (Trade Data Online) and links to other countries.
http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/engdoc/main.html

Food and resource industry
http://faostat3.fao.org/home/E
http://unstats.un.org/unsd/default.htm

Europe

http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat
Swedish Federal Bank in Swedish. Trade statistics.
http://www.riksbank.se

North America

For USA and Canada
http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/site/eas-aes.nsf/en/h_ra01888e.html
http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_mrkti/tdst/engdoc/tr_homep.html

Trade resources by geographical region
http://www.canadabusiness.ca/eng/page/2824/

Canada

Strategis. The Canadian Government website gives trade information for Canada and USA (Trade Data Online) but also links to other countries.
http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_mrkti/tdst/engdoc/tr_homep.html

USA

US Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/
http://tse.export.gov/

UN

United Nations Statistics Division Millennium Profiles – Statistics on development indicators including computer use, Internet use, phone use, urban populationSocial Statistics has data on housing, water treatment, education, income (per capita GDP), unemployment, aging population etc.
http://www.un.org/depts/unsd/

United Nations Statistics Division. Millennium Profiles – Statistics on “development” indicators including computer use, Internet use, phone use, urban population.  Social Statistics has data on housing, water treatment, education, income (per capita GDP), unemployment, aging population, etc.
http://unstats.un.org/unsd/default.htm

Customs, Customs Duties, and Shipping

Harmonized Description and Coding System (HS) World Customs Organization
http://www.wcoomd.org

Customs codes for import and export.
http://www.foreign-trade.com/reference/hscode.htm

See how much is left of quota remains.
http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/common/databases/quota/index_en.htm

Freight and Deliveries

ICC, International Chamber of Commerce home page, with a lot of information including Incoterms.
http://www.iccwbo.org/incoterms/id3040/index.html

Incoterms http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incoterms
Incoterms http://www.pbb.com/en/tools/incoterms/incoterms2000.pdf

ATA carnet. Updated info at: 
http://www.chamber.ca/carnet

Links to trade barrier and market access. Good info about importing.
http://madb.europa.eu/madb/indexPubli.htm

Online Databases

Dialog and Datastar. Proquest. http://www.proquest.com/

Example of searches on Dialog
http://www.exportpro.com

Kompass. http://www.kompass.com
Info USA. http://www.infousa.com

Database, to purchase information
You can buy prepared reports on a specific product and market. For example when searching on energy drinks France, a large number of companies show on the search. Below are some examples:
http://www.marketresearch.com/ 
http://www.reportlinker.com
http://www.euromonitor.com/
http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/frost-home.pag 
http://www.datamonitor.com/
http://research.thomsonib.com/
http://www.ibisworld.com/
http://www.researchandmarkets.com/

Tenders
European Tenders Electronic Daily
http://ted.europa.eu/

Miscellaneous sources

Currencies and Transfer of Money

Oanda - currencies and historic info in most currencies.
http://www.oanda.com
http://www.oanda.com/currency/historical-rates

XE net - a currency converter
http://www.xe.net/currency

The Economist magazine
http://www.economist.com
uses a Big Mac Index as a comparison between the cost of a hamburger in the United States and purchasing power of various world currencies. To see the most recent version, use the Internet and search for “Big Mac index” or go to:
http://www.economist.com/content/big-mac-index

Information to transfer of money.
http://www.swift.com/

Directories:
Aid organisations. You can find some of them at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:International_development_agencies

World Federation of Trading House Associations (WFTA) 
http://www.wfta.org

Risks and Export Insurance

http://external.worldbankimflib.org/external.htm (look at the JOLIS library catalog)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_risk

Export Development Corporation. EDC insures your export invoices, including political risks.
http://edc.ca
A similar organization exists in Sweden.

Exportkreditnämnden.  Most countries have similar organizations. The insurance can be taken on continuous business as well as single orders. Look at country list.
EKN, http://www.ekn.se/en/

For organizations in other countries see:
http://www.oecd.org/trade/xcred/eca.htm

Trade treaties. http://www.intracen.org/itc/market-info-tools/trade-treaties-map/

Trade shows

http://eventseeker.com
www.tsnn.com
www.tscentral.com

Trading Blocs, International Organizations, and Bilateral Agreements

Bilateral agreements

http://www.bilaterals.org

Trading blocs

http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/region_e/region_areagroup_e.htm

ACP, African, Caribbean, and Pacific States  
http://www.acpsec.org/

ACS.Association of Caribbean States
http://www.comunidadandina.org/endex.htm

AFTA Asean Free Trade Area. 10 countries.
http://www.asean.org/

(ALADI)  Latin American Integration Association.
http://www.aladi.org/

Anzerta (CER) Australian New Zeeland Closer Economic Agreement. The new name is CER. 
http://www.customs.govt.nz/news/resources/factsheets/Documents/Fact%20Sheet%2020.pdf

APEC, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.
http://www.apec.org/

APTA Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement.
http://www.unescap.org/tid/apta.asp

ARF,  Asean Regional Forum. 
http://aseanregionalforum.asean.org/

ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
http://www.asean.org/

AU. African Union.
http://www.au.int/

CACM.  Central American Common Market.
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/camertoc.asp

CAN Andean community.
http://www.comunidadandina.org/endex.htm

Caricom, Caribbean Community.
http://www.caricom.org/

CEFTA, Central European Free Trade Agreement.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_European_Free_Trade_Agreement

CEMAC Economic and Monetary Community of Central.
http://www.cemac.int/

CIS Commonwealth of Independent states.
http://www.cisstat.org/eng/cis.htm  

COMESA, Common market for eastern and southern Africa.
http://about.comesa.int/

DR-CAFTA , Dominican Republic - Central America Free Trade Agreement.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_American_Free_Trade_Agreement

EAC, East African Community.
http://www.eac.int/

EAEC Eurasian Economic Community.
http://www.eurasian-ec.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2&Itemid=7

ECO, Economic Cooperation Organization.
http://www.ecosecretariat.org/

ECOWASN, Economic Community if West African States.
http://www.ecowas.int/

EFTA the European Free Trade Association.
http://www.efta.int/

EU, European Union.
http://europa.eu/

FTAA, Free Trade of the Americas.
http://www.ftaa-alca.org/

GCC Gulf Cooperation Council.
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/gulf/gcc.htm

GAFTA, Greater Arab Free Trade Area.
http://www.annd.org/english/data/publications/pdf/12.pdf  

GSP, Generalised System of Preferences.
http://unctad.org/en/Pages/DITC/GSP/Generalized-System-of-Preferences.aspx

GSTP General System of Trade Preferences among Developing countries.
http://esango.un.org/ldcportal/trade/ism/-/asset_publisher/R2dBsjYiLdZ4/content/global-system-of-trade-preferences-among-developing-countries/19799

LAIA, Latin American Integration Association.
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/683773/Latin-American-Integration-Association

Magreb, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maghreb

MERCOSUR
http://www.mercosurtc.com/  

NAFTA North America Free Trade Agreement.
http://www.naftanow.org/

OAS, Organization of American States. 
http://www.oas.org/

Pacific Community.
http://www.spc.int/corp/

SAAC, South Asian Association for regional cooperation.
http://www.saarc-sec.org/

(SACU) Southern African Customs Union.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_African_Customs_Union

SADC. Southern Africa Development Community.
http://www.sadc.int/

SAFTA, South Asian Association Free Trade Agreement.
http://saarc-sec.org/areaofcooperation/detail.php?activity_id=5

SPARTECA South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Pacific_Regional_Trade_and_Economic_Cooperation_Agreement

WAEMU, West African Economic and Monetary Union.
http://www.dfa.gov.za/foreign/Multilateral/africa/waemu.htm 

UEMOA Union Econmique et Monetaire Quest Africaine.
http://www.uemoa.int/Pages/Home.aspx

UMA, Arab Maghreb Union.
http://www.maghrebarabe.org/en/ 

Other International Organisations of Interest

ADB. Asian Development Bank
http://www.adb.org

AFDB. African Development Bank
http://www.afdb.org

EBRD. European Bank for reconstruction and Development.
http://www.ebrd.org

G8. (Group Eight).
http://www.g8.utoronto.ca/

IATA. International Air Transport Association
http://www.iata.org

IBRD. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. It is part of the World Bank.
http:// www.worldbank.org

ICC. International Chamber of commerce
http://www.iccwbo.org

IFC. International Finance Corporation. Part of World Bank to stimulate investments in developing countries.
http://www.ifc.org.

IMF. International Monetary Fund
http://www.imf.org

ISO. International Organization for Standardization
http://www.iso.ch

OECD. Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
http://www.oecd.org/

OPEC. Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries
http://www.opec.org/opec_web/en/

UN. United Nation
http://www.un.org

UNCTAD. United Nation’s Conference on Trade and Development is UN’s organization for trade and investment.
http://www.unctad.org.

World Customs Organization.
http://www.wcoomd.org

WTCA. World Trade Centers Association
http://www.wtca.org.

WTO. World Trade Organisation (Former GATT)
http://www.wto.org

Future Economy

GDP and economic development

PWC The world in 2050.
http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/issues/economy/the-world-in-2050.html

The wealth report. A global perspective.
http://www.investtoronto.ca/InvestAssets/PDF/Reports/The-Wealth-Report-2012.pdf

Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds a publication of the National Intelligence Council
https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/GlobalTrends_2030.pdf

Richest Countries In The World 2050. Huff post.
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/08/21/worlds-richest-countries-2050_n_1819547.html

Video. Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats - BBC Four. More about this program: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wgq0l
Hans Rosling's famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport's commentator's style to reveal the story of the world's past, present and future development using augmented reality animation story of the world in 200 countries over 200 years using 120,000 numbers - in just four minutes. Plotting life expectancy against income for every country since 1810, Hans shows how the world we live in is radically different from the world most of us imagine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbkSRLYSojo

Worldmeter
Continuously updated on population, Government and economics, Society and media. Environment, food, water, Energy and health.  http://www.worldometers.info/

The Global dept clock. Interactive map. The economist. http://www.economist.com/content/global_debt_clock%20?fsrc=nlw|newe|9-3-2012|3337129|36829541|

Video. Financial Crisis - G20 Preview. 2008.  
Already, the World Bank estimates, high food and fuel prices have driven 100 million people into poverty.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N60NziuroiM&feature=relmfu

Slides. 10 Decrepit Countries That Will Never Boom Again.
http://www.businessinsider.com/slowest-growing-countries-2011-2

Slides. The 10 Fastest Growing Economies Of The Next 40 Years.
http://www.businessinsider.com/fastest-growing-economies-2011-2

Countries/markets

Video. Hans Rosling: Asia's rise how and when. At TEDIndia, he graphs global economic growth since 1858 and predicts the exact date that India and China will outstrip the US.
http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_asia_s_rise_how_and_when.html

Cities

Dubai's Luxury Life - Full Documentary.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myPzCEXXtvw&list=UUIup_mBthX8oUFOJUkPPtkA

Video Go #InsideInnovation at Cisco IoE Innovation Center Songdo.
"Amazing things happen when you connect the previously unconnected." Such is the work of Cisco's Innovation Center in Songdo, Korea a city in one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ake6ZbnCEvo
http://songdo.ciscogcoe.com/

Songdo International City, South Korea Time lapse.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7jxE44MhzM

Video. Becamex IDC Corp Binh Duong New City.
3D rendering for Binh Duong New City. This ambitious project is developed by Becamex. This is a new city comprising of high-class apartments, buildings, malls, universities, administrative head-quarters, offices to host 1 million people.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rJsI0gN5as

The World's Future MEGAPROJECTS (2015-2030's)
A documentary on the ten most ambitious mega-projects currently under development around the world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOCpo10zQlM

Trade

Trade development, WTO report. (New every year)
https://www.wto.org/english/res_e/booksp_e/wtr15-1_e.pdf

Oracle. E-Commerce. Report
https://blogs.oracle.com/cx/entry/2014_b2b_commerce_survey_results

Population

Video. Global population growth.
Hans Rosling: Global population growth, box by box. The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth.
http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_on_global_population_growth.html

United Nations. Population forecast to 2050. 
http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/news/population/2015-report.html

United Nation. Report on population development by country to 2050.
http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/worldageing19502050/countriesorareas.htm

Labour force

Index Mundi. Labour force by country.
http://www.indexmundi.com/map/?v=72

International Labour Organization. Employment trends.  
http://www.ilo.org/global/research/global-reports/global-employment-trends/2014/WCMS_233953/lang--en/index.htm

OECD.Stat Average annual hours actually worked per worker.
http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DatasetCode=ANHRS

GFMAG. Unemployment rates around the world.
http://www.gfmag.com/global-data/economic-data/worlds-unemployment-ratescom#axzz1v4NpWibk

GFMAG Labor Productivity.  
http://www.gfmag.com/magazine/december-2012/polls-and-stats-labor-productivity-#axzz1v4NpWibk

The Conference board. International compensation costs in Manufacturing.  
https://www.conference-board.org/ilcprogram/index.cfm?id=28269

GFMAG. Personal Income tax rates.
http://www.gfmag.com/global-data/economic-data/personal-income-tax-rates#axzz1v4NpWibk

Manufacturing

Manufacturing the future: The next era of global growth and innovation. McKinsey Global Institute - November 2012.
http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/operations/our-insights/the-future-of-manufacturing

Manufacturing, The factory of the future
http://www.economist.com/blogs/schumpeter/2013/10/manufacturing

The Future of Manufacturing. Opportunities to drive economic growth. Deloitte
http://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/manufacturing/articles/future-of-manufacturing.html

Natural resources

Top 10 Energy Sources of the Future. These are ten most promising alternative energy sources of tomorrow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uStFvcz9Or4

10. Space-based solar power.
http://energy.gov/articles/space-based-solar-power

9. Human Power.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientists-harness-human-power-electricity/


8. Tidal Power.
http://www.renewablegreenenergypower.com/ocean-energy-facts/


7. Hydrogen (fuel cells).
http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter20.html. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen-powered_aircraft

6. Geothermal heat from underground lava beds.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen-powered_aircraft ,
https://theconversation.com/drilling-surprise-opens-door-to-volcano-powered-electricity-22515

5. Nuclear Waste.
http://nautil.us/issue/7/waste/our-nuclear-waste-is-a-goldmine. http://gehitachiprism.com/ 

4. Solar windows.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Growth_of_photovoltaics

3. Bio-fuels (algae).
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/08/20/alabama-gets-first-world-carbon-negative-algae-biofuel/ . http://biofuel.org.uk/biofuel-facts.html

2. Flying wind farms.
http://news.mit.edu/2014/high-flying-turbine-produces-more-power-0515 . www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id=427&t=3

1. Nuclear fusion.
http://www.americansecurityproject.org/10-key-facts-about-nuclear-fusion/ 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITER#Timeline_and_current_status
 
http://www.zdnet.com/article/nuclear-fusion-from-google-lockheed-draper-fisher/

Institute of energy research. World energy forecast 2035.
http://instituteforenergyresearch.org/analysis/eia-forecast-world-energy-led-by-china-to-grow-53-percent-by-2035/

International Energy Agency. Energy outlook.
http://www.worldenergyoutlook.org/

Video. TED.  Bill Gross, the founder of Idealab, talks about his life as an inventor, starting with his high-school company selling solar energy plans and kits. Learn here about a groundbreaking system for solar cells and some questions we haven't yet solved. http://www.ted.com/talks/bill_gross_on_new_energy

Amory Lovins: A 40-year plan for energy. In this intimate talk filmed at TED's offices, energy innovator Amory Lovins shows how to get the US off oil and coal by 2050, $5 trillion cheaper
http://www.ted.com/talks/amory_lovins_a_50_year_plan_for_energy

Nautilus Energy. Mining under water.  
http://www.nautilusminerals.com/IRM/content/default.aspx

Marketing and advertising

South Korean supermarket chain opens virtual grocery stores in subways
One inventive South Korean supermarket chain is using technology to completely change the way we buy groceries. Noticing that it was a distant second in the grocery store market in Korea, Tesco embarked on an innovative ad campaign to get people to use its online shopping services, reports.
http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/south-korean-supermarket-chain-opens-virtual-grocery-stores-in-subways/#ixzz4AFAg9bfU

How digital is transforming retail: The view from eBay. Does mobile commerce spell the end of traditional stores? In this series of short videos, Devin Wenig, the president of eBay Marketplaces, explains the impact of digitization and why retailers must evolve to survive. http://www.mckinsey.com/industries/retail/our-insights/how-digital-is-transforming-retail-the-view-from-ebay

Future Environment

Climate change

Future Disaster Impossible to Avoid (Full Documentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlqrRVYrXMk&list=UUIup_mBthX8oUFOJUkPPtkA

Reuters. World's largest polluters.
http://www.reuters.com/news/picture/who-are-the-worlds-biggest-polluters?articleId=USRTXRKSI#a=1

"Future Earth" [2014 Full Documentary]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=298672pLJxU&list=UUIup_mBthX8oUFOJUkPPtkA

4 billion people face water shortages, scientists find
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/02/4-billion-people-face-severe-water-scarcity-at-least-for-one-month-every-year/?FB=1

Future Technology

Technology

Future Technology that will blow your Mind (Full Documentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffWCVhOFpDQ&list=UUIup_mBthX8oUFOJUkPPtkA

"Future Earth 2050" #Mind Blow Full Documentary 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j43ohnuYBWk

Future Technologies Secrets That Will Blow Your Mind (Full New Documentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ALFRo7Gp-o

Future Humanoid Robots #Mind Blow (Documentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGuMjl51py4&list=UUIup_mBthX8oUFOJUkPPtkA

Video. Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats - BBC Four. The industrial revolution.
Hans Rosling's famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport's commentator's style to reveal the story of the world's past, present and future development.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbkSRLYSojo

Video. The world 2030. Professor Michio Kaku. "The World in 2030: How Science will Affect Computers, Medicine, Jobs, Our Lifestyles and the Wealth of our Nations" Wednesday, October 28, 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=219YybX66MY

Video. PaperTab: Revolutionary paper tablet reveals future tablets to be thin and flexible as paper.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81iiGWdsJgg

http://business.financialpost.com/2013/01/07/ces-2013-canadian-researchers-team-up-with-intel-and-plastic-logic-to-create-paper-tablet/?__lsa=13c6-8b06

 

3D printing

Video. London 3D printer show: A world of pure (plastic) imagination. London 3D printer show: A world of pure (plastic) imagination.  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEKns8T7yUA

Video. Leaders Of The 3D Printing Revolution.
Published on Jan 14, 2013. Shapeways opens up 3D printing to the masses, allowing us to design and share our ideas as well as realize them as physical objects.  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS4Xw8f9LCc

Video. Make Your Own Products with 3D Printing.
Turn yourself into an action figure or make your own earrings as 3D technology changes the future of how we buy and make our products.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3OfjYlXUCU

What If 3D Printing Was 100x Faster? | Joseph DeSimone | TED Talks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihR9SX7dgRo

Manufacturing including robotics

Video. New Honda Robot ASIMO.
Here you can see the behaviors and interactions of robots. If you want know more about robotics and their features, behaviors, classifications, applications.
http://asimo.honda.com/ http://world.honda.com/ASIMO/

Rise of the machines: Robots poised to transform global manufacturing.
Get ready. The robots are coming. Advanced industrial robotics are at an "inflection point," with lower costs and higher capabilities set to reshape the global manufacturing industry, according to new research from Boston Consulting Group.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rise-of-the-machines-robots-poised-to-transform-global-manufacturing/article22884032/
  

Robobarista Can Learn How To Operate Your Coffee Machine.
http://www.popsci.com/robobarista-can-learn-how-operate-your-coffee-machine

Video. Humanitarian Crisis and Disaster Response Robots.
Robotics expert William Whittaker from Carnegie Mellon University, charts the rise of robots from nuclear clean up to underwater rescue and recovery. He says robots can go where humans can't, and shows how they help save people and the planet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAFzo-6rd2k

Future Humanoid Robots #Mind Blow (Documentary).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGuMjl51py4&list=UUIup_mBthX8oUFOJUkPPtkA

Army in the Future - Humanoid Robots (New Documentary 2014)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3mc75oIsj0&list=UUIup_mBthX8oUFOJUkPPtkA

Auto. Driverless cars

Video. Ted. Sebastian Thrun: Google's driverless car. Sebastian Thrun helped build Google's amazing driverless car, powered by a very personal quest to save lives and reduce traffic accidents.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp9KBrH8H04

Video. Volvo safe road train technology. The exciting EU SARTRE project has now been running for a year. Its purpose is to develop, test and validate technology for vehicles that can drive themselves in long road trains on motorways.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpv9YJ4OvkE
 

Cars of the Future [Full Documentary]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZZGpMjJr4A

Drones  

The Future of Drones: Uncertain, Promising and Pretty Awesome. By Edd Gent, Live Science Contributor
http://www.livescience.com/52701-future-of-drones-uncertain-but-promising.html#sthash.dJRW5HTs.dpuf
The Future of Drones: Wikistrat Report. http://www.wikistrat.com/tag/the-future-of-drones/

Video. These three drones suggest that the future of flying robots is closer than ever
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-01-06/video-this-is-the-future-of-drones

How The Next Generation Of Drones Could Reshape Future War. Modern drones, meanwhile, aren't changing modern wars that much. By Kelsey D. Atherton .
http://www.popsci.com/how-next-generation-drones-could-reshape-future-war

Medical

Video. World economic Forum Future Computing: Brain-Based Chips
Henry Markram. "Every ten to twenty minutes today we produce the same amount of data we produced over the past one hundred years. In the next ten years we'll produce that in five seconds," says Henry Markram in this video for the World Economic Forum.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCql2DgW5sE

Video. 3D printing gives man a new face and a new life. A British man lost the left side of his face after a surgery to remove a tumour. After the surgery he was unable to eat and drink properly due to a hole in his face. After a doctor used 3D printing technology to create a prosthetic face and rebuild the left side, he was finally able to get his life back and live like a normal person again.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SWw_qM6_8I

Girl Gets New Hand Thanks To 3-D Printing Technology. NBC news. Faith Lennox had part of her arm amputated at an early age, but is able to surf, swim, and bike a lot easier thanks to some incredible technology.
http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/girl-gets-new-hand-thanks-to-3-d-printing-technology-420919363875

Video. TED. The wireless Future in Medicine. Eric Topol says we'll soon use our smartphones to monitor our vital signs and chronic conditions. At TEDMED, he highlights several of the most important wireless devices in medicine's future all helping to keep more of us out of hospital beds.
http://www.ted.com/talks/eric_topol_the_wireless_future_of_medicine

Video. TED. The potential of regenerative medicine. Alan Russell studies regenerative medicine a breakthrough way of thinking about disease and injury, using a process that can signal the body to rebuild itself.
http://www.ted.com/talks/alan_russell_on_regenerating_our_bodies  

Video. TED. Growing new organs. Anthony Atala's state-of-the-art lab grows human organ from muscles to blood vessels to bladders, and more. At TEDMED, he shows footage of his bio-engineers working with some of its sci-fi gizmos, including an oven-like bioreactor (preheat to 98.6 F) and a machine that "prints" human tissue.
http://www.ted.com/talks/anthony_atala_growing_organs_engineering_tissue

Video. TED. Harvey Fineberg: Are we ready for neo-evolution? Medical ethicist Harvey Fineberg shows us three paths forward for the ever-evolving human species: to stop evolving completely, to evolve naturally or to control the next steps of human evolution, using genetic modification, to make ourselves smarter, faster, better. Neo-evolution is within our grasp. What will we do with it?
http://www.ted.com/talks/harvey_fineberg_are_we_ready_for_neo_evolution

Video. Ted. Kevin Stone: The bio-future of joint replacement. Arthritis and injury grind down millions of joints, but few get the best remedy real biological tissue. Kevin Stone shows a treatment that could sidestep the high costs and donor shortfall of human-to-human transplants with a novel use of animal tissue.  
http://www.ted.com/talks/kevin_stone_the_bio_future_of_joint_replacement

TED. Video. Daniel Kraft: Medicine's future? There's an app for that. Daniel Kraft offers a fast-paced look at the next few years of innovations in medicine, powered by new tools, tests and apps that bring diagnostic information right to the patient's bedside. 
http://www.ted.com/talks/daniel_kraft_medicine_s_future

TED. Video. Allan Jones: A map of the brain. How can we begin to understand the way the brain works? The same way we begin to understand a city: by making a map. In this visually stunning talk, Allan Jones shows how his team is mapping which genes are turned on in each tiny region, and how it all connects up.  
http://www.ted.com/talks/allan_jones_a_map_of_the_brain

Video. Yoav Medan: Ultrasound surgery healing without cuts. Imagine having a surgery with no knives involved. At TEDMED, Yoav Medan shares a technique that uses MRI to find trouble spots and focused ultrasound to treat such issues as brain lesions, uterine fibroids and several kinds of cancerous growths.
http://www.ted.com/talks/yoav_medan_ultrasound_surgery_healing_without_cuts
 

Video. Catherine Mohr: Surgery's past, present and robotic future. Surgeon and inventor Catherine Mohr tours the history of surgery (and its pre-painkiller, pre-antiseptic past), then demos some of the newest tools for surgery through tiny incisions, performed using nimble robot hands. Fascinating but not for the squeamish.
http://www.ted.com/talks/catherine_mohr_surgery_s_past_present_and_robotic_future

Video. Ted. Bill Doyle: Treating cancer with electric fields. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are the best-known methods for treating cancer. At TEDMED, Bill Doyle presents a new approach, called Tumor Treating Fields, which uses electric fields to interrupt cancer cell division. Still in its infancy and approved for only certain types of cancer the treatment comes with one big benefit: quality of life.  
http://www.ted.com/talks/bill_doyle_treating_cancer_with_electric_fields

Video Michio Kaku: Can Nanotechnology Create Utopia? Dr. Kaku addresses the question of the possibility of utopia, the perfect society that people have tried to create throughout history. These dreams have not been realized because we have scarcity. However, now we have nanotechnology, and with nanotechnology, perhaps, says Dr. Michio Kaku, maybe in 100 years, we'll have something called the replicator, which will create enormous abundance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzgVWpa4fzU

How Will Nanotechnology Change the World? - Full Documentary.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG9P8DLuh0U

Sensors let Alzheimer's patients stay at home, safely. Technology like this pillbox sensor from Lively can help caretakers monitor people with Alzheimer's and dementia from afar.
http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/25/tech/innovation/alzheimers-smart-home/

Food

CNET 3D printed meat: It's what's for dinner.
http://www.cnet.com/news/3d-printed-meat-its-whats-for-dinner/

Wbpronews. SHMEAT: The Lab-Grown Meat We May Get To Eat This Year.
http://www.webpronews.com/shmeat-test-tube-meat-2012-01

The vertical farm.
http://www.verticalfarm.com/

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/06/24/vertical-farming-the-next-big-thing-for-food-and-tech.html
http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/vertical-farming-can-urban-agriculture-feed-a-hungry-world-a-775754.html

Urban Cultivator. Producing vegetables in the kitchen.
http://www.urbancultivator.net/

Future Videos Economist.
http://www.economist.com/multimedia?bclid=1294626183001&bctid=3963947895001

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