Free Trade Area of the Americas
http://www.alca-ftaa.org/ Description: Information about the plan to integrate the economies of North and South America.
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
U.S. Department of Agriculture/Foreign Agricultural Service
http://www.fas.usda.gov/ Description: Detailed look at various countries’ exports and imports of agricultural products to and from the U.S.
http://www.apecsec.org/ Description: Regional organization of 18 countries that promotes free trade and economic coordination.
Council on Foreign Relations
http://www.cfr.org/ Description: National organization that is committed to the study and debate of America’s global role. Site includes some of their recent studies on international finance and trade.
http://europa.eu.int/ Description: Information and news items related to the European Union.
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
http://www.aseansec.org/home.htm Description: Information and news items about ASEAN’s role in promoting economic growth, social progress, and cultural development of ten Southeast Asian nations.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
http://www.ny.frb.org/ Description: Go to News Items and Foreign Exchange, which includes regular reports on the Fed’s intervention in foreign- exchange markets.
Bank for International Settlements/Central Banks
http://www.bis.org/cbanks.htm Description: Links to numerous central banks around the world.
http://uscis.gov/graphics/ Description: Comprehensive statistics on U.S. immigration.
Bureau of Economic Analysis
http://www.bea.gov/ Description: Information on the U.S. balance of payments, U.S. exports and imports, and the international investment position of the United States.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF)
http://www.imf.org/ Description: International Monetary Fund provides loans, technical assistance, and policy guidance to developing members in order to reduce poverty, improve living standards, and safeguard the stability of the international monetary system.
Bank for International Settlements
White House Briefing Room
http://www.whitehouse.gov/ Description: Summary statistics on international aspects of the economy.
http://www.bis.org/ Description: News, publications, and services of the Bank for International Settlements, which facilitates international policy coordination through its monthly meetings of central bank officials.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
http://www.stlouisfed.org/ Description: Provides historical information on exchange rates.
Pacific Rate Exchange Service
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
http://www.oecd.org/ Description: Paris-based organization of 29 countries. Its goal is to develop compatible, wide-ranging policies that boost prosperity.
http://fx.sauder.ubc.ca/ Description: Provides information on current and past daily exchange rates, as well as exchange-rate forecasts for the Canadian dollar relative to five other major currencies.
Asian Development Bank
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
http://www.nber.org/ Description: Provides online data and summaries of research studies relating to international finance, trade, and investment.
http://www.adb.org/ Description: Promotes the economic and social progress of its developing member countries. It has extensive reports and statistics on a number of Asian countries.
European Central Bank
http://www.ecb.int/ Description: Information on Eurocurrency, including pictures of its design and a discussion of the changeover process.
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