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Country Profiles and Reports
A to Z WorldBusiness
A one-stop guide for international business, offering country overviews on business practices and business culture for nearly 100 countries around the world. Categories covered include country profile, communications, imports, exports, investment climate, money and banking, etc.
CIA World Factbook
CIA-provided information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Includes country profiles, country comparisons, and reference maps.
Offers statistical data for 202 countries globally. Includes history, economy, risk, Forbes 2000 corporations, and political conditions. From homepage, go to "Get globalEDGE Insights Research By", and go to "Country" then select a country and click "Visit Country." Navigate profile using menu on the left.
Contains detailed profiles on over 100 countries. Includes an economic overview, key industries, demographic information, etc.
Access limited to: U of M Students, Faculty, and Staff
Euromonitor International database that contains data and reports across all industries, countries and consumers. Country-specific information includes over 200 country profiles, country briefings, and country and consumer statistics
Additional Country information - forecasts, macro indicators
Find country forecasts in ABI/INFORM Complete, which contains the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Finance and Forecast Reports. Once in the database, click the "Browse" link at the top, then select the link to the EIU Country Finance and Forecast Reports under Country Reports. Scroll down and click on the link next to "forecasts." You can filter the results by country on the right under "Narrow results by." Search by keyword within the forecasts by clicking on the "Search within" link. *Additional country reports are available, including the Oxford Analytica Country Profiles.
Africa Development Indicators
ADI Online provides a comprehensive collection of data on Africa available. It provides all those interested in Africa with a focused and convenient set of data monitoring development programs and aid flows in the region.
Balance of Payments Statistics
Balance of Payments Statistics summarizes, for a specific period, the economic transactions of an economy with the rest of the world. It reports total goods, services, factor income, and current transfers an economy receives from or provides to the rest of the world as well as capital transfers and changes in each economy's external financial claims and liabilities.
Bank of Canada
The Bank publishes a variety of periodicals for general and specialist audiences. Bank of Canada Review- A quarterly publication featuring articles related to the Canadian economy and to central banking, with summary statistical tables. FinancialSystem Review- A detailed review of developments in the financial system and an analysis of policy directions in the financial sector. Published twice a year.
Business Source Premier
To access the Political Risk Yearbooks, enter the country name and add the term "political risk yearbook" in the search box. Scroll through the list of results to find the latest issue or change the "Relevance" sort to "Date Newest". Each report assesses potential political, financial, and economic risks to business investments and trade.
China Data Online
China Data provides comprehensive and updated information on China's economic development at national, provincial, city, county, and industrial levels and includes the following databases:
Monthly Industrial Data
Yearly Industrial Data
Statistics on Map
EIU - Economist Intelligence Unit Country Report
Covers nearly 200 countries and examines national, regional and global events and their impact on business in the short to medium term. Each country report examines and explains in depth the issues shaping the countries; the political scene, economic policy, domestic economy, sectoral trends, and foreign trade and payments.
EIU - Economist Intelligence Unit ViewsWire
Every day ViewsWire highlights more than 250 important economic, political, and market developments around the world and provides concise analytical briefings on their implications for business. Content includes the Economist Intelligence Unit's perspective on recent events and their impact on economic, political, and business conditions, as well as intelligence and information on the operating conditions in various countries.
Global Economic Monitor (World Bank - DataBank)
Provides daily updates of global economic developments for high income and developing countries - covers exchange rates, equity markets, interest rates, stripped bond spreads, and emerging market bond indices. Monthly data coverage (updated daily and populated upon availability) is provided for consumer prices, high-tech market indicators, industrial production and merchandise trade.
IMF eLibrary Complete
The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) eLibrary provides access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools. You will find information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and more.
IMF eLibrary Data
Time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators
International Debt Statistics
Produced by the World Bank, IDS focuses on financial flows, trends in external debt, and other major financial indicators for developing and advanced economies. Includes time series indicators from 1970 - 2016 and pipeline data for scheduled debt service payments on existing commitments to 2024.
World Competitiveness Online
IMD World Competitiveness Online is a comprehensive database on the competitiveness of nations. It includes time series from the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, IMD World Talent Ranking, and the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking.
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