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  • EIU Viewswire 
    Daily country analysis for more than 200 countries including economic, political, and business analysis with downloadable data.
  • EIU.com 
    The EIU produces objective and timely analysis and forecasts of the political, economic and business environment in more than 200 countries. Country Reports, Country Profiles and Regional Newsletters.
  • GMID: Global Market Information Database     
    Key business intelligence on countries, companies, markets and consumers. GMID provides over 4,500 market reports, offering in-depth strategic analysis for consumer, industrial and service sectors. There are global reports, country and company reports.
  • MarketLine 
    features Country Profiles for more than 100 nations. Understand country dynamics and search thousands of economic and demographic indicators for 215 countries. Market data and forecasts on values, volumes, growth and company shares.

The International Business Research Tutorial discusses many other sources of Country Information:

You can supplement these reports with the U.S. Department of State's Background Notes and Country Commercial Guides (easily retrieved via globalEDGE). globalEDGE features Country Insights reference pages that link to key sources for each country. Baker Library’s Country Guides are useful guides to country-related Web sites.  HLB International's "Doing Business in..." guides are free sources of information on foreign countries. Portals to the World are "links to electronic resources selected by Library of Congress subject experts.". The CIA's World Factbook s a widely cited sources of basic statistical information.  The World Bank e-Library has extensive downloadable books and reports on countries and regions that focus on social and economic development. Two notable examples are the annual World Development Report and Doing Business In. FDI.net is the Investment Promotion Network sponsored by the World Bank. It organizes more than 12,000 Web-based documents in a searchable database. Wikipedia's List of Sovereign States links to detailed country reports with links to references.  You may also wish to visitYahoo! Countries or use Google to locate additional sources. Countries and Their Cultures [GN307 .C68 2001 Ref] is a four volume encyclopedia of individual country customs and cultures that is available online and in print. Canada's Centre for Intercultural Learning has developed Country Insights, a site that provides insightful information on the cultural characteristics of countries around the world including the U.S. Kwintessential Country Profiles is a British site that provides free information on "understanding other people's languages, cultures, etiquettes and taboos" for the traveler of visiting business person. Culture Crossing is "a community built guide to cross-cultural etiquette & understanding" with detailed guides for individual countries. SourceOECD has in depth economic, financial and international trade data and country reports for all of the major economies, and the emerging markets. The World Bank's Doing Business database provides comparative data on the cost of doing business across 155 economies. The World Bank has developed outstanding Web sites on Political Risk InsuranceForeign Direct Investment that explain these subjects in depth and link to resources on these topics by country. Country Insights is a free Canadian government Web site offering country facts and excellent cultural information on the countries of the world. The Political Risk Yearbook reports on individual countries are available in Business Source Premier. Culturgrams [GT150 .C85 Ref Res] provide insight to customs and cultures of 177 countries. The Political Risk Yearbook [HB3730 .P762 Ref] is an annual multi-volume work thoroughly analyzing political, economic and investment risk in more than 100 countries. and

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