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These sites can help in various ways: Business Monitor, EIU, and Global Insight for ready reviews of country political and economic developments, including investment environments and industries; Investext for quality brokerage house reports on countries, industries, and companies; eLibrary for World Bank research and policy publications. The IMF "Country Reports" include detailed reviews of economic policy issues in certain member nations. Other international agencies covering Latin America and Asia also offer websites with member country data and economic surveys.
The PDF reports in Investext can save considerable time previously spent researching global firms and industries via scattered press sources. In fact, they contain much information that is not available to us in any other way.
Business Monitor Online
Business Monitor International (BMI) is a leading, independent provider of proprietary data, analysis, ratings, rankings, and forecasts covering 175 countries and 22 industry sectors. Includes lengthy country and industry reports, financial markets and commodities coverage, plus newsletters and daily alerts.
Portal to our subscribed Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) global country publications. Strong for current political and economic news and analysis, with data, forecasts, and business and investment profiles. See also ViewsWire
for selected EIU content covering Americas
We also license Economist
Europa World Plus
Economic, political, historical, and geographic profiles of countries and global regions.
Country reports, risk ratings, industry analysis, daily alerts, and data. Includes country reports on automotive and health/pharmaceutical sectors.
Company and industry investment reports from more than 1,400 brokerage houses and research firms worldwide. Thomson ONE platform requires Internet Explorer (IE) browser.
Political Handbook of the World
Detailed country political profiles.
Country Reports (International Monetary Fund)
Staff consultations and economic policy reviews. For related working papers, articles, press releases, and transcripts see Country Information
Regional Economic Outlook (International Monetary Fund)
These reports discuss recent economic developments and prospects for countries in various regions (Europe, Western Hemisphere, Middle East and Central Asia, Asia and Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa). They also address economic policy developments that have affected economic performance in the regions and discuss key challenges faced by policymakers. Data tables included.
World Bank eLibrary
Our subscriber access to the most current World Bank site for books, journal articles, working papers, and more.
Center for Strategic and International Studies