World Economic Outlook – Sustaining the Recovery (IMF)

January 6, 2010

Good Day!

The full text of this October 2009 publication can be found on the site for the International Monetary Fund:

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2009/02/index.htm

On the site, you can download the report in its entirety (226 pages), or download each chapter individually (for faster access).

Here’s a brief blurb (from the IMF site) that describes the WEO…
…WEO presents the IMF staff’s analysis and projections of economic developments at the global level, in major country groups (classified by region, stage of development, etc.), and in many individual countries. It focuses on major economic policy issues as well as on the analysis of economic developments and prospects…


Doing Business 2009 – Comparing Regulation in 181 Economies

March 20, 2009

One recent addition to our collection is Doing Business 2009 [HD3612 .D65 2008].  In the book you’ll find chapters on these international business topics:

Starting a business
Dealing with construction permits
Employing workers
Registering property
Getting credit
Protecting investors
Paying taxes
Trading across borders
Enforcing contracts
Closing a business

Doing Business is published by the World Bank, and it is also available online at:  www.doingbusiness.org

The site offers the book online in full text, and there are other resources available there as well.  Here are some of the topics as listed on site:

Rankings – international economies are ranked on their ease of doing business.

Subnational Projects – reports on differences in business regulations and their enforcement across locations in a single country or region.

Gender Law Library – a collection of national legal provisions impacting women’s economic status in 181 economies.

Reformers – information on countries that have introduced some sort of reform, such as simplified business regulations, strengthened property rights, eased tax burdens, increased access to credit and reduced the cost of exporting and importing.

Law Library – an extensive online collection of business laws and regulations.

Downloads – links to previous Doing Business Reports and other materials.