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The globalEDGE team is excited to introduce a new resource that has been added to the site. The International Property Rights Index 2014 is an economic index study on the correlation between economic success and property rights. The study includes physical and intellectual property rights data for 94 countries. There has been ever increasing evidence of the strong correlation between economic freedom and the protection of property rights, and The 2014 International Property Rights Index demonstrates this correlation. Developing countries tend to struggle with individual property rights, while developed countries lead the way with intellectual and physical property rights. Individually, country rankings can be found in the indices section of the country pages. The complete list of data can be found by gaining access to The Database of International Business Statistics (DIBS).

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We have a new compilation of resources here on globalEDGE! Produced by the member law firms of Lexwork International, this Compendium provides trade law summaries for over 30 jurisdictions prepared by law firms located there. These include the most significant U.S. trading partners. This is an excellent resource for companies intending to do business in foreign countries and some U.S. states, and I recommend checking it out.

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The International Trade Association launched a great blog last month, which you can check out by clicking here. The blog offers information on how trade can help your business, trade policy, and general awareness of topics within trade.

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World Time Server - provides current, accurate (atomic clock sync) local time around the world, including adjustments for daylight saving around the world!

Universal Currency Converter - for the top 85 currencies sorted by country name. Data based on live, up-to-the-minute mid-market currency rates.

Worldwide Metric Converter - for length, weight, pressure, volume, and temperature conversions.

World Electric Power Guide - helps you decide where you can and where you cannot use your electrical appliances in the world.

Worldwide Weather Station - for reliable and accurate weather information from around the world.

Online Newspapers Worldwide - find online newspapers by region, or individual countries.

Earth Calendar - a daybook of holidays and celebrations from around the world!

Aerial Photos From Around The World - stunning aerial photos from virtually every country!

These resources were discovered on the GlobeTrade website. Do you know of other useful global resources? Please leave us a note by clicking on the comments link, and we will add  it to this list.