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BBC Country Profiles
Brief and good country profiles, including profiles of country’s leaders; also list major media outlets
CIA World Factbook
View detailed information on 267 world entities.
Country Fact Sheets
Published by the U.S. Department of State.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Country Information
Find IMF staff publications and reports about individual countries.
Find everything you need to know about expanding globally including
"Country Commercial Guides"
, Doing Business In... guides and some industry reports. Registration is required but most resources are free.
World Bank Doing Business In....
Select a country and learn how they rank in ease of doing business.
Select a country and see the "Doing Business In..." guides.
United Nations Data
Search by country to find lengthy statistical chapters on education, trade, national accounts, industries, demographics - data vary by country.
International phone directories
African Development Bank Group
Asian Development Bank
ASEAN (Assn. of Southeast Asian Nations
Inter-American Development Bank
CEPAL (UN Economic Commission for Latin America)
CARICOM (Caribbean Community Secretariat)
SESRTCIC (Statistical Economic & Social Research & Training Centre for Islamic Countries)
International Trade Center
Import and export data between countries.
U.S. Commercial Service
An arm of the International Trade Administration this site offers assistance in exporting.
World Trade Organization
For those interested in expanding or doing business overseas this includes International Trade Statistics, trade topics and news.
General Data Sources
The Guardian’s Data Store
Data journalism and data visualization from The Guardian (UK) but not just about UK issues.
US Government data portal
UK Government data portal
International Statistical Agencies
US Census website with links to country statistical agencies.
Pulls together wide variety of economic, social, political, financial, etc. data from around the world.
Credit Suisse Publications
Timely and authoritative reports on finance, money, consumers, wealth and more, all available as free downloads.
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