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Country Research for International Business: Country Reports

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Specialized Country Reports -Business Source Complete

Country Watch: Website to the World

each annual report provides
analysis covering the demographic, historical, political, economic, business, social and environmental background and contemporary issues facing each of the recognized countries of the world.  (Hint: click on Publications tab and search for China Country Review)

covering over 100 countries, each country analysis profile analyzes the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure in a country.  Includes key economic data. (Hint: click on Publications tab and search for China Marketline Country Profile)

Business Monitor International ResearchCountry risk reports cover country risk and operational risk, as well as long term economic and political outlooks.  Global market reports combine macroeconomic forecasts with industry specific analysis and include SWOT analysis, industry risk analysis, 5 and 10-year industry forecasts, regulatory regimes, competitive landscapes and industry trends.
(Hint: click on Publications tab and search for China Country Risk Report)
For other BMI country and industry reports,
type Business Monitor International in the first search box and China in the second search box.

each monthly report provides short  and long term outlook, updated information about labor market, government policy, exchange rate and more.  Includes key economic data.  (Hint: click on Publications tab and search for China Country Monitor)

Specialized Country Reports - Nexis Uni

Hint: choose News, enter country name, select date range.  Once you get results, limit the Publication Type to Country & Region Reports

  • Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) country intelligenceincludes EIU Country Reports, EIU Country Commerce, EIU Country Risk Briefing and EIU Country Forecast.
  • CountryWatch Reviews: offers an up-to-date series of publications (updated weekly) for each of 196 countries including demographic, political, economic, business, cultural and environmental information. Each Country Review features foreign relations, political climate, economic conditions, cultural etiquette and provides in depth coverage of Energy, Agriculture and Metals consumption and production along with the World Pricing Summary.
  • PRS Risk Guide: provides in-depth analysis of every factor that could affect business, trade or investments in countries around the world as well as a detailed country-by-country breakdown of the comparative risks (political, financial and economic) of operating in, investing or lending to particular countries. Includes PRS International Country Risk Guide and PRS Political Risk Service.

Doing Business in Countries - Practical Information

Doing Business from the World Bank provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 189 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level. It measures such key indicators as starting a business, registering property, getting credit and enforcing contracts.

Country Commercial Guides: annual guides prepared by U.S. embassies which present a comprehensive look at countries' commercial environments, using economic, political and market analysis.

World Business Culture:The site pulls together in-depth, country-focused information on such diverse commercial issues as business culture, accountancy and tax, directors duties and company formation, market entry considerations and much, much more

Market & Industry Reports

Country Commercial Guides annual guides prepared by U.S. embassies which present a comprehensive look at countries' commercial environments, using economic, political and market analysis.

Top Markets Series from International Trade Administration: economists and trade experts analyze and rank industry opportunities in key overseas markets.

Export Information by Industry: find the latest market intelligence, trade events, and trade leads for your industry.

Business Source Complete: make sure you limit your search to "market research reports" or "industry profile".

Country Statistics

World Development Indicators current development data

Data UN provides access to all UN statistical databases in one single place