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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.
*World Development Indicators *Finances *Surveys *Climate Change
This new site currently contains the full World Development Indicators (WDI), Global Development Finance (GDF), and Africa Development Indicators (ADI) as well as several other World Bank databases such as Global Economic Monitor (GEM), Education Statistics, etc.
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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.
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 "Search By Content Type" at top, then select "Country Information" under "People, Places and Things", then select the country and sources to search.
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.
Statistics for the 34 OECD member countries --Select Statistics on home screen, then OECD.Stat and Data --Find data by theme or select the "Popular queries" tab to quickly find common statistics ("Country statistical profiles" is very valuable) --The Key Tables can be very useful also (on the home Statistics screen) This database can be difficult to use at first, so feel free to contact me if you need help