An essential resource for Business students and anyone interested in gaining a clear understanding of what’s actually going on behind the news headlines
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) provides a rich source of clear information such as World Economic Outlooks. The data can be searched by country, topic or source – so you can checkout clear graphs to see Australia’s consumer price index, balance of payments and unemployment rate compared since 1980 or its top 10 export partners (who knew Indonesia & Korea would feature so prominently?)
The IMF is a great resource when you’re looking for World economic indicators and financial statistics such as Balance of Payments, Direction of Trade, Trade and Investment & Financial Soundness Indicators.
The IMF e-Library is available from here http://libguides.library.qut.edu.au/databases/imfe
Whilst a simple help guide can obtained from here: http://elibrary-data.imf.org.ezp01.library.qut.edu.au/Contents/HomePageUserGuide.pdf