Arguably the best free online resource for global business information developed and hosted by Michigan State University. TIP: Select a country and the "Resources" in the left column for links to that country's government resources--great for statistics, labor regulations, costs, etc.
Contains country information such as population, history, ethnic groups, culture, language, transportation, government structure, technology, and contain notes about museums, media, libraries, technology, and much more.
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. *Includes audio and video clips from BBC archives Select a country, territory or international organization
The Country Profiles serve as an overview of social security programs in the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe. Scheme descriptions are provided for over 170 countries and territories, and profiles of complementary and private pensions in 50 countries. Cover national social security programs established by statute that insure individuals against interruption or loss of earnings resulting from old age, disability; sickness and maternity; work injury or occupational disease; unemployment; and child rearing.
Select Country Report by "Publication Type" on the home search screen. *Examples of helpful country reports included here are Political Risk Yearbook and Country Reviews from CountryWatch. Also an excellent source for magazine and journal articles about countries.
Contains IBC's International Country Risk Guides with in-depth analyses of factors that could affect business, trade or investments in countries around the world.
FIND: Select "Country Information" in left column, then select the country and sources to search.
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*Country Profiles provide excellent country specific overviews.
*Country Pulse provide news items about consumer trends within the country.
*Country Briefing gives Business Environment for a country based on World Bank Doing Business Report.