Asian Development Bank
The Asian Development Bank is dedicated to fighting poverty in Asia and the Pacific region. The site includes information on the bank, news and opportunities, financial resources, statistics, current projects, and publications. The site is searchable by region/country or by topic. All of the publications and statistical information are available for free download from the website.
Asia -Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation is dedicated to making it easier for Westerners to transact business in the Asia-Pacific region. The website includes information on upcoming workshops and talks, current projects, publications, business resources, and recent economic news from the region. A free monthly newsletter is available by email.
Bank of Japan
The Bank of Japan website includes information on the bank, recent financial speeches and papers, statistics, publications, and monetary policies. Many of the publications and statistics can only be viewed after subscribing through a third party organization. A virtual tour of the bank and its history is available on the site.
China Development Brief
Features news and other information on social development in China , with a focus on international and Chinese nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Includes a NGO directory, translations of relevant laws, and a PDF archive of newsletters.
Far Eastern Economic Review
A monthly publication featuring essays and reviews on East Asian political and economic issues
Internet Guide for China Studies: Business and Economy
Business and economy links from the China WWW Virtual Library. Organized by “Exchange Rates," “General Information," “Risk Information," Business News," “Stock Reports," and “Company Databases."
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
The Japan External Trade Organization is a Japanese governmental institution aimed at promoting trade and investment in Japan . The site offers an email newsletter, recent publications, a Japanese business proficiency test, market and other business information, statistics and surveys, recent news releases, and general information about investing in Japan .
Economics and finance articles from this refereed electronic journal that includes translated and reprinted articles.
Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI)
The Korea Economic Institute provides information on the Korean economy and U.S.-Korean relations. The site offers a wide array of documents on the Korean economy and an extensive links section.
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan
The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) website offers information on the ministry, statistical data, press releases, and policy information. The site is searchable by METI policies or statistics. A short report is released by METI each day and available for viewing on the site.
Ministry of Finance , Japan
Statistics including balance of payments, international reserves, securities, financial flows to developing countries, and more.
National Bureau of Statistics, People’s Republic of China (NBS)
Offers statistical economic, agricultural, and industrial information that is searchable by year, quarter, or month. For example, the site follows the GDP, the total volume of transportation, and the total retail sales of consumer goods. The site also provides information on national and international statistical standards and information on statistical indicators.
Nihon Keizai Shimbun
Online English-language version of Japan ’s largest economic and finance newspaper.
People’s Bank of China
The People’s Bank of China offers information on the bank itself, statistical information, recent news and speeches, and monetary regulations and policies. A wide selection of links to other related bank and financial sites is available, but only in Chinese.
Statistics Bureau, Government of Japan
A wide array of economic statistics is available, mostly focusing on population, labor, income, and retail. Historical statistics are also available. See also Duke University ’s Japanese Studies Subject Guide for Statistics: http://library.duke.edu/research/subject/guides/japan/reference/statistics.html.
United Nations Development Programme Human Development Reports
Search reports by year (since 1990), country or region, and themes.
US-China Business Council
The US-China Business Council focuses on helping US business prosper in China . The site includes statistical information, publications, press releases, recent economic news, and an extensive links section.
World Bank Data & Statistics
Includes country profiles, development data, and databases on education, gender, development, and health/population. World Bank publications are all available online. The site also offers information on the World Bank’s assistance programs and current projects.
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