Globalisation, trade and investment

Key resources | Indices | Organisations and research centres

Key resources

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Indices

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Organisations and research centres

Statistics and databases for globalisation.

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Key resources | Organisations | Trade agreements and blocs | Trade barriers | Trade policies | TariffTrade law

Key resources

  • Library Search
    Find books, theses, and journals, including e-resources, on international trade.
    Keywords to search on include:
    Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Balance of trade Commercial treaties
    Comparative advantage Competition international Exports
    Foreign trade Free trade General agreement on tariffs and trade
    Imports International trade Non-tariff trade barriers
    Trade blocs Tariff World Trade Organization

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Organisations

New Zealand

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Trade agreements and blocs

New Zealand

Asia Pacific area

International

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Trade barriers

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Trade policies

  • Trade policy reviews
    Reviews for each country from the WTO, reporting on the economic environment, trade policy regime, and policies and practices. Also policy statements from respective Governments.
  • NZ Foreign Policy Research Archive
    From the University of Auckland. Includes articles on trade policy.

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Tariff

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Trade law

Statistics and databases for international trade.

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Key resources | Country investment policies | Indices

Key resources

  • Library Search
    Find books, theses, and journals on foreign direct investment (FDI).
    Search for keywords (eg, investments foreign, outward direct investment, inward direct investment, foreign ownership, country risk). 
    Add country names for a more focused search (eg, foreign ownership new zealand).

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Country investment policies

  • Business Source Premier
    • CountryWatch Country Reviews provide political and investment overviews (including foreign investment, procedures and regulations) for a country. 
      Type the country name and the words country review and change the 'in' box to SO Publication name, eg, japan country review.
    • The Political risk yearbook consists of country conditions and forecasts, including the climate for investment and trade. Type the country name and the words political risk and change the 'in' box to SO Publication name, eg, political risk italy.
  • BMI Research
    Country business reports include multinationals and FDI involvement.
  • OECD Investment Policy Reviews
    Examines the policies of individual countries on FDI.
  • UNCTAD investment policy reviews
  • World Bank Investing Across Borders
    Compares regulation of FDI around the world. Data at country level. Also see the Doing Business project that provides measures of business regulations for local firms in 189 economies.

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Indices

Statistics and databases for foreign direct investment.

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Globalisation | International trade | Foreign direct investment New Zealand | Foreign direct investment international

Globalisation

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International trade

See the Statistics and numeric data guide for NZ trade statistics.

OECD

Trade classifications

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Foreign direct investment

New Zealand statistics

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International statistics

For an overview on organisations that collect data and the type of FDI data available, see the 2004 IMF publication Foreign direct investment: trends, data availability, concepts, and recording practices.

The following resources have FDI statistics for most countries, including NZ where appropriate.

European Commission

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

United Nations Council on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

World Bank

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

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