International Business - Country Data
- CIA World Factbook
Brief guides to countries with sections on geography, population, government, economy, transportation, and defense. Updated periodically.
- Background Notes
These notes are updated by reports from regional bureaus of the U.S. Department of State. This site also refers viewers to Country Information sections of the State web site for more in-depth information.
- Country Information
The International Monetary Fund provides resources. Also covers some territorial entities that are not states. Dependent territories of member countries are listed alphabetically.
- Country Profiles, BBC News
Instant guide to the history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and to background on key institutions.
- Country Profiles from the British government
U.K. Foreign & Commonwealth Office provides a general overview of the country concerned. They include information on the country's recent history, recent political developments, relations with the international community and bilateral political and commercial relations with the UK.
- Country Profiles from the Australian government
Sections on the current business situation, visiting the country, a country overview, websites and resources, doing business, and contacts.
- Country Studies/ Area Handbooks
The on-line version of books previously published in hard copy through a program sponsored by the U.S. Army. Because the original intent of the Series' sponsor was to focus primarily on lesser known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed, the series is not all-inclusive. At present, 101 countries and regions are covered. Notable omissions include Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and other Western nations, as well as a number of African nations. The date of information for each country appears on the title page of each country and at the end of each section of text.
From the United Nations, allows the user to display selected information on countries in a table format. Allows you to compare statistical data for all UN member states. You can select up to five countries for comparison from the menu.
- International Data Base
From the Census Bureau, this site provides demographic information on foreign countries.
- International Economic Trends
International Economic Trends simplifies the search for worldwide economic indicators. The site provides links to individual indicators (such as GDP and CPI) for each country, as well as a detailed description of the data. Descriptions are searchable by title, country, subject, and keyword.
(Organization for Economic Organization and Development)
Established in 1961, the OECD promotes policies designed to enhance living standards among its members. Currently the organization has 30 member countries, mostly wealthy developed countries. Best known for its publications and its statistics, its work covers economic and social issues from macroeconomics, to trade, education, development and science and innovation.
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