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Central Intelligence Agency
The World Factbook provides the essential elements of basic intelligence on all areas of the world.

Export Import Bank
The Ex-Im Bank offers services to assist US companies with export opportunities by financing the export of US goods and services to international markets.

US Census Bureau
International trade statistics published by the U.S. Census Bureau.

US Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service
Through, the U.S. Commercial Service provides trade leads and business opportunities for exporters and importers of U.S. goods and services.

US Department of Energy
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is the statistical agency of the Department of Energy providing policy-independent data, forecasts, and analyses regarding energy, and its interaction with the economy and the environment.

US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs
Contains valuable information for Americans traveling or residing abroad, such as document requirements and travel warnings for countries or regions.

US Government Publishing Office
The Export Administration Regulations Database published by the Government Printing Office provides helpful hints to exporters such as export clearance requirements and information on restrictive trade practices or boycotts related to certain countries.

Multilateral Organizations

African Development Bank Group
A multinational development bank supported by 77 nations from Africa, North and South Africa, Europe and Asia whose mission is to promote economic and social development in Africa through loans, equity investments, and technical assistance.

Asian Development Bank
A multilateral development finance institution dedicated to fighting poverty in Asia and the Pacific.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Helps in building market economies and democracies in 30 countries from central Europe to central Asia.

Inter-American Development Bank
Provides multilateral financing for economic, social and institutional development projects as well as trade and regional integration programs in Latin America and the Caribbean.

International Financial Corporation
A member of the World Bank Group that offers private sector advisory services to governments and private companies in developing countries.

Organization of American States
The Organization of American States is comprised of 35 member countries of North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. It is the region's principal multilateral forum with the mission to strengthen democracy, promote human rights, and confront shared problems such as poverty, terrorism, illegal drugs and corruption.

United Nations
Provides details on the current issues and actions of the United Nations.

World Bank Group
The World Bank Group's website provides social and economic data and statistics on countries and regions around the world.

World Trade Organization, Office of the United States Trade Representative
Offers information on trade agreements as well as information regarding specific trade sectors and regions of the world.

Miscellaneous Resources

CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travelers' Health offers information to assist travelers and their health-care providers in deciding the vaccines, medications, and other measures necessary to prevent illness and injury during international travel. The CDC also publishes travel notices regarding special precautions recommended for certain areas due to an acute outbreak of an illness or other health-related incidents.

Central Intelligence Agency - Reference Maps
CIA reference maps for countries around the world.

International Calling Codes
This website offers information on how to dial to a certain country and cities within the country from the United States.

OANDA - Currency Converter
FXConverter (Foreign Exchange Currency Converter) is a multi-lingual Currency Converter with up to date exchange rates provided from leading market data contributors.

This website presents official weather observations, weather forecasts and climatological information for selected cities supplied by National Meterological & Hydrological Services (NMHSs) worldwide.

World Clock
World Clock provides the current local times in cities and countries around the world. The site allows for search for a specific city and/or country.

Media Resources

Asia Times
Reports and examines geopolitical, political, economic and business issues from an Asian perspective.

Business News Americas
A bilingual news service that covers stories in 12 different business sectors throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Financial Times
International financial news

International New York Times
Daily newspaper with global coverage published by The New York Times.

Middle East Times
Provides independent coverage of the Middle East.

Wall Street Journal
Business news publication. The Wall Street Journal franchise includes The Asian Wall Street Journal and The Wall Street Journal Europe.
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