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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

10 December 2008

globalEDGE (TM) [Business knowledge portal]


10 Dec 2008

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, US.


"Created by the International Business Center at Michigan State University (IBC), globalEDGE (TM) is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities. Partially funded by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI B grant, globalEDGE (TM) is your source for global business knowledge."

# SIte contents:
* Home [about the globalEDGE (TM) project]; * Resource Desk;
* Countries (the whole world, including: Asia and Middle East - Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, North, Korea, South, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen);
* States [of the USA]; * Industries; * Blog; * Academy; * Diagnostic Tools.
# Structure of the information for each listed country:
* Key Facts: (GDP (ppp) per capita, Inflation Rate, Population, Country Risk Ratings, Ease of Doing Business, Global Competitiveness);
* Introduction;
* Statistics [modelled on the CIA World Factbook - ed.];
* Economy (Economic Policy, Banking Sector, Exports and Trade, Oil and Minerals Sector, Investment);
* History;
* Government [modelled on the CIA World Factbook - ed.];
* Culture [business etiquette and culture];
* Risk;
* Corporations [major banks and businesses];
* Competitive Rankings: (Politics and Freedom: Press freedom index (Freedom House), Corruption: Corruption perceptions index (Transparency International), Country Risk Ratings, Global Competitiveness Report, Index of Economic Freedom, Foreign Policy Globalization Index, Ease of Doing Business Rankings, Tax Misery & Reform Index, E-readiness Rankings, Global Services Location Index) * Resources [web sites];
* Headlines [news];
* gE network;
* Country Memo.

URL http://globaledge.msu.edu/

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://globaledge.msu.edu/

Link reported by: "FITA's Really Useful Sites" (newsletter--at--fita.org)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
* Publisher [academic - business - government - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: under 3,000

Please note that the above details were correct on the day of their publication. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com