Country reports focus on factors that shape the business environment in a particular country. Not all reports cover the same issues, but topics might include corruption, infrastructure, regulations, workforce, trade, and basic economic data.
CIA World Factbook: Country Profiles
The CIA World Factbook country profiles are a great source of background information on countries. Profiles cover people and society, government, economy, energy, communications, transportation, military and security, terrorism, and transnational issues.
World Bank Doing Business
This World Bank resource "provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms in 190 economies and selected cities at the subnational level."
Word Bank Group Enterprise Surveys
Surveys provide "investment climate indicators for a country with benchmarks against their respective regional and income groups."
Coface Country Risk Reports
Coface provides country assessments, based on macroeconomic, financial and political data.
Transparency International Country Ratings
Transparency International monitors corruption on the national level and publishes the Corruption Perceptions Index.
MarketLine Country Reports
MarketLine’s Macroeconomic Country Outlook Reports identifiy the potential of each country as an investment destination by analyzing its political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure. PESTLE insights provide a 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand market dynamics, business potential and direction of operations in the economy.
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2. Select Countries & Cities
Mergent Online Country Reports
Simultaneous users: 50 Paid for by K-State Libraries
Information found in this database includes financial statements and company histories covering approximately 20,000 U.S. and foreign public companies.
Use the Country Insights tab to find country risk profiles in Mergent Online.