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Online Resources-Doing Business
World Bank Doing Business In
Very detailed guide to conducting business in 178 economies around the globe.
IMPORTANT: To access a detailed report on each country, first select your country on the right and then click the "Download Economy Profile" icon found in middle of the resulting page
Deloitte Global Business Guides
These detailed guides focus on tax system, operating conditions and investment climate in each country. Additional coverage includes the business and regulatory environment, foreign investment, and employment.
Lex Mundi: Guides to Doing Business
Guides to doing business by country providing general information about each jurisdiction's legal and business infrastructures. - after clicking on the country, select down download this document
Global Competitiveness Report
Detailed information on countries and rankings of business conditions within each country.
Export.gov gathers resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global markets. See their Market Research Library. Students have free access after registering with the website.
UHY Doing Business Guides
Guides to doing business in countries around the world give detailed advice on practical aspects of operating in each country.
KPMG's Guide to International Business Location Costs
Great new resources to find operating costs in certain industries or other countries
*Find the average labor costs of manufacturing aircraft parts in Germany
*Find the average cost of leasing a facility for food processing in Brazil
Business Portal of India
Detailed and practical information on starting and conducting business in India produced by the Indian government.
Asian Development Bank
Sections to explore:
*Data & Research
*Sectors & Themes
Library Databases-Doing Business
Fitch Connect (previously Business Monitor)
*Country & Political Risk--includes strategies, macroeconomic indicators, and Risk/Reward Ratings
*Country Forecast Reports contain key information about business environment, macroeconomics, global & regional strategy
*Compare & Export tool--use for country comparisons, including import/export data
*See the Business Environment section
Business Source Complete
Suggestions for searching:
--Type your selected country in the search box and select "Country Report" by Publication Type
--In search boxes, type "country commerce" in one box and your selected country in the other for the EIU reports
--Barnes Reports are also useful and can be found in BSC
Books Available at USC
A sample of the books on doing business in other countries available in the library