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Country Information for Business

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Search business journals, trade magazines, company and industry profiles, and market research. (Some full-text).

Reports on 192 countries with facts about political, economic, and social conditions, plus maps and statistics. (Full-text).

Information about the geography, people, government, economy, and military of each nation. (Full-text).

Reports cover prisons, police, trials, civil liberties, women, minorities, worker rights, etc. (Full-text).

Facts about the land, people, history, government, politics, and economy of each nation. (Full-text).

Web sites for international business education and research. (Internet links).

A guide to business conditions and cultures in countries around the world. (Full-text).

Country reports on communications infrastructure. (Full-text).

View and download labor statistics for over 200 countries and territories from this database. (Full-text).

Investment opportunities for U.S. companies by country, industry, or region. (Full-text).

Reports on companies and industries worldwide, plus business news by country. (Full-text).

An archive of the newspaper from 1984 to present. (Full-text).

Data on economic, environmental, and social indicators for individual countries from 1960 to present. (Full-text).


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Accounting, tax management, and auditing trade publications and journals, plus standards from IFAC. Includes non-US accounting and tax publications. (Some full-text).
Note: U.S. GAAP standards are now available in the Accounting Standards Codification.

Free Web site with news and documents about corporate human rights practices. (Full-text).

Objective measures of government regulation in countries worldwide. (Full-text).

Profiles of 193 countries and their cities. (Full-text).

Academic journals in management, marketing, human resources, engineering, criminal justice, and other fields. (Full-text).

Links to resources on "business culture, customs and etiquette" with an international focus. (Internet links).

Links on all aspects of international trade. (Internet links).

Analysis of labor trends in selected countries. (Full-text).

Produced by the World Bank, GEM provides daily updates of global economic developments.

Ranks nations of the world by their peacefulness and identifies some of the drivers of that peace. Look for your country under “Regional Split” or “Comparison” in the left column. (Full-text).

Basic information from specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks. (Full-text).

Reports on the society, economy, government, and security of each country. (Full-text).

Country statistics in 30 topical categories. (Full-text).

National and state data on merchandise exports, imports, and trade balances. (Full-text).

Country overviews and news with links to documents on government economic development plans. (Full-text).



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