An in-depth look at the investment implications of international indicators and foreign central banks This book fills a major information void on measures of international economic performance. It discusses how major industrial countries measure and report their national economic performance information and how their central banks make and carry out monetary policy. Each chapter focuses on a different country–primarily the members of the Group of Seven (except the U.S.) along with Australia and China–with coverage of the primary indicators that are used for evaluating economic performance. The central banks discussed include the Banks of England, Canada, and Japan along with the European Central Bank, Reserve Bank of Australia, and the People’s Bank of China. Anne Dolganos Picker, MBA (Greenwich, CT), is Econoday Online’s Chief Economist, specializing in international economics. By observing the major international economic indicators and central bank activities and then applying them to financial market events, she provides insightful analysis of the Group of Seven countries and the European Monetary Union for Econoday readers.