Sources for Country Economic Reports & GDP Data

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alt DATA ON GDP AND ECONOMIC INFORMATION
Central bank Bank for International Settlements
International Reserves IMF and World Bank
Gross Domestic Product - GDP International Monetary Fund (IMF) - World Economic Outlook April 2012
GDP (Purchasing Power Parity) International Monetary Fund (IMF) - World Economic Outlook April 2012
Real GDP growth International Monetary Fund (IMF) - World Economic Outlook April 2012
GDP per capita - current prices International Monetary Fund (IMF) - World Economic Outlook April 2012
GDP per capita - PPP International Monetary Fund (IMF) - World Economic Outlook April 2012
GDP (PPP) - share of world total International Monetary Fund (IMF) - World Economic Outlook April 2012
GDP - composition by sector CIA - World Fact Book
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D (% of GDP)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Inflation International Monetary Fund (IMF) - World Economic Outlook April 2012
Unemployment rate International Monetary Fund (IMF) - World Economic Outlook April 2012
Household saving rates Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Public debt (% of GDP) International Monetary Fund (IMF) - World Economic Outlook April 2012
Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP) International Monetary Fund (IMF) - World Economic Outlook April 2012
Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's

Moody's

Market value of publicly traded shares World Bank - World Development Indicators (WDI)
Largest companies in the United States Forbes Global 2000
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Current account balance International Monetary Fund (IMF) - World Economic Outlook April 2012
Current account balance by percentage of GDP

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - World Economic Outlook April 2012

Exports as percent of GDP
(Exports of goods and services)
World Bank
Shares in world total merchandising export WTO - Trade Profiles
Shares in world total commercial services export WTO - Trade Profiles
Total exports CIA - World Fact Book
Export commodities CIA - World Fact Book
Total imports CIA - World Fact Book
Import commodities CIA - World Fact Book
Exports - major partners CIA - World Fact Book
Imports - major partners CIA - World Fact Book
Inward FDI flows by host economy United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) - World Investment Report 2010
Outward FDI flows by host economy United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) - World Investment Report 2010
Value of cross-border M&A, by country of purchaser United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) - World Investment Report 2010
Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2007

(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) - World Investment Report 2010

Best countries for doing business

(ranking by country on a basis of 181, the first is the best)

World Bank - Doing Business
Global competitiveness ranking
(ranking by country on a basis of 142, the first is the best)
World Economic Forum
Economic freedom index The Heritage Foundation
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Time zone BIPM - International Bureau of Weights and Measures
Total area UN - Demographic Yearbook
Capital

UN - Demographic Yearbook

CIA - World Fact Book

Currency

UN - World Statistics Pocketbook

CIA - World Fact Book

Government type CIA - World Fact Book
Languages CIA - World Fact Book
Religions CIA - World Fact Book
Total population International Monetary Fund (IMF) - World Economic Outlook October 2010
Urban population as % of total population World Bank - World Development Indicators (WDI)
Population median age UN - World Health Organization
Population growth rate World Bank - World Development Indicators (WDI)
Life expectancy Unicef - The State of the World's Children 09
Adult literacy Unicef - The State of the World's Children 09
% of population living on less than $2 a day World Bank - World Development Indicators
Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index) World Bank - World Development Indicators
Freedom House rating Freedom House
Total telephone subscribers as % of population UN - International Telecommunication Union (ITU) - Indicators 2010
Internet users as % of total population UN - International Telecommunication Union (ITU) - Indicators 2010
Cost of living index

(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Mercer index
CO2 emissions United Nations Millennium Development Goals