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Global Retailing Resources

Doing Business In... Country Guides

1. Country Commercial Guides are the “Doing Business In ______” guides.

To retrieve these reports:

  1. Open Commercial Guides Market Research Library
  2. Select the country you want to research

2.  Doing Business Project

The World Bank's Doing Business Project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 183 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.

Country Research Databases

Country Research - US Government Sources

Country Studies: Federal Research Division Library of Congress

The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.  Watch the dates of publication on this series.

Note: The Country Studies Series should be cited as eBook resources.

Country Background Notes: U.S. Department of State

Country Background Notes include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.

Global Agriculture Information Network (GAIN): U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA'S Global Agriculture Information Network (GAIN) provides information on the agricultural economy, products and issues in foreign countries that are likely to have an impact on the United States' agricultural production and trade.

Country Analysis Briefs: US Energy Information Administration

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects independent energy information.  Country Analysis Briefs have comprehensive information about a country's energy resources.