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Narrative reports: Start here
AtoZ World Business This link opens in a new window
Provides country business guides describing how to do business in and with that country, as well as information about global trade topics such as import/export, trade terms, transport methods, and more.
Country Risk Reports (Nexis Uni)
Combined search of BMI Country Risk Report (from Fitch); Economist Intelligence Unit Country Risk and Risk Briefing reports; D&B Country Riskline Reports. Example search for reports with "Japan" in the title; edit search to locate another country.
Narrative reports: Dig deeper
COFACE Economic Studies
Analyst's report on a country's economic strengths and weaknesses, containing an economic and political risk assessment. From the French credit insurance company Compagnie Française d'Assurance pour le Commerce Extérieur.
World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report (2019)
Country and regional reports present an economy's performance overview, most problematic factors for doing business, and global rankings within the Global Competitiveness Index.
Business Source Premier: All Country Reports This link opens in a new window
Business Source Premier contains reports such as monthly Country Monitor, yearly Country Profile and yearly historical Country Review. This search engine lets you browse all of them at once.
Statistics and comparison tools
globalEDGE | Tools and Data | MPI
MPI (Market Potential Index) assembles data from 10 sources covering Market Size, Intensity, Growth Rate and Consumption Capacity; Commercial Infrastructure; Economic Freedom; and Country Risk including political risk.
IMF Data Mapper
Data visualization tool charts macroeconomic data from the IMF World Economic Outlook database for a country or countries vs. emerging, advanced, and/or all economies.
World Bank Open Data
Free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe. Includes World Development Indicators. Scroll below results to see related statistics, and comparison information for other countries.
Statista This link opens in a new window
Statista provides access to statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources on 150 countries and over 600 industries.
Big picture: World economic climate
World Economic Outlook Report
"A Survey by the IMF staff usually published twice a year. It presents IMF staff economists' analyses of global economic developments during the near and medium term. Chapters give an overview as well as more detailed analysis of the world economy; consider issues affecting industrial countries, developing countries, and economies in transition to market; and address topics of pressing current interest. Annexes, boxes, charts, and an extensive statistical appendix augment the text." The reports' accompanying macroeconomic data series, with medium-term projections for selected indicators, are available as "World Economic Outlook Databases."
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