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Country Overview

These database will provide you with general background on the countries you are researching. 

  • Global Insight  Icon
    The Country Intelligence reports provide risk assessment for 180 countries on legal, tax, economic, political and security.

    The economic section lists top industries and major trading partners for each country.
  • CIA Factbook
    Includes information about foreign countries with reference maps. Also includes information about the United Nations and other Intergovernmental Organizations.
  • OECD Economic Surveys (1997 to present)
    Reviews of member and non-member economies covering key economic challenges being faced and recommendations for dealing with the challenges.

Regional Statistics

Trade Resources

Of the trade databases, the UN and IMF ones are the most comprehensive.  

Overview on Doing Business in a Specific Country

  • Department of Commerce Country Commerce Guides
    "What you need to know..." Reports published by the US Government for American businesses wanting to operate in a specific country.
  • World Bank's Doing Business In....
    Measures the regulatory environment of 181 countries that is conducive to the operation of business using the indicators:

    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
  • Global Competitiveness Index
    The methodology of this index has changed considerably over the years. The most recent index is based on 12 pillars of competitiveness, each of which is also ranked:

    Institutions
    Infrastructure
    Macroeconomic Stability
    Health and Primary Education
    Higher Education and Training
    Labour Market Efficiency
    Financial Market Sophistication
    Technological Readiness
    Market Size
    Business Sophistication
    Innovation.
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