Globally renowned for its accuracy, consistency and reliability, the Europa World Year Book is your source for detailed country surveys containing the latest analytical, statistical and directory information for over 250 countries and territories; annual.
Includes subcategories, organizing individual countries into lists by continent/region. Brief entries covering geography, climate, ethnic groups, languages, religions, major economic drivers, transportation, telecommunications and more...
The online version of the Europa World Year Book and the nine Europa Regional Surveys of the World; premier source for "economic, political and geographic background information and statistical data by country, and includes thousands of directory contact details with click-through web links and a comprehensive listing of more than 2,000 international organizations."
LANIC’s plentiful information portal allows for keyword searching or browsing by Latin American country or region. Country subdivisions related to business: Economy/Finance, General, Government, History, News/Newspapers, Organizations, Politics, Portals, and Travel/Tourism. Maintained by the University of Texas at Austin.
Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands, 2nd ed., by Terri Morrison; Wayne A. ConawayThe most authoritative and comprehensive text of its kind, Your must-have guide to proper international business protocol. With countries such as China and India taking on a more significant role in the global business landscape, you can't afford not to know the practices, customs, and philosophies of other countries. Provides invaluable information on how to handle common business interactions with grace, respect, and an appreciation for different cultures in over 60 countries.
The Chinese Way in Business by Boye Lafayette De MenteThis book is a comprehensive, expert guide to doing business in China Western technology, management expertise and capital have fueled an incredible expansion of China's economy. Trade with China is at an all time high and so are the numbers of Westerners travelling to China for business. Business from China has also picked up as Chinese firms look to expand abroad. Understanding the ins and outs of the confusing and often contradictory Chinese business culture can lend an enormous advantage.The Chinese Way in Business is an invaluable tool that teaches Westerners the basic Chinese philosophy of doing business and how to cultivate strong personal relationships with Chinese business people and Chinese nationals. The author, Boye Lafayette De Mente worked in Asia for over thirty years as a journalist and business consultant and has long been considered an authority on East Asian business. In this book, he reveals the historical factors, collective traits and individual qualities that determine how the Chinese do business today, and the direction their economy will take in the future. His is a true insider's view—whether the topic is the legal framework for business development, or the importance of social relationships to successful business dealings in China. The book is broken into ten key parts: Introduction:The Land and the People—includes a overview of Chinese ethnicity and the languages of China Part One:Return of the Central Kingdom—an extensive overview of recent events and new technologies in China Part Two:The Historical Perspective—Chinese philosophy and the Chinese mindset from antiquity to modern times Part Three:Doing Business in China—A detailed analysis of the nuts and bolts of Chinese Business Part Four:Key Concepts in Chinese Business—Concepts native to China such asGuanxi (relationships) that drive Chinese business practice Part Five:Additional Business Vocabulary Part Six:Glossary of Useful Terms—designed for quick referencing Part Seven:Internet Gateways to China—An overview of the dynamic online world in China Part Eight:Miscellaneous Information—contains information about English Language Publications and Weather Patterns Part Nine:Learning Some New Skills—Classical Chinese techniques which might benefit Western business people
Country culture and business etiquette source, with a Canadian slant. Select a country or a region, and then link to country facts or cultural information in a Q&A format. From the Centre for Intercultural Learning, Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada.
Comprehensive directory listing of contact resources for all diplomatic offices. Separate indexes exist for: Embassies and Consulates, arranged by nation; U. S. Embassies Worldwide, arranged by nation; and, UN Permanent Missions. The directory is clearly laid out and fully cross-indexed, and is designed to search both host location and hosted embassy from dual query boxes.
This guide from Northwestern University provides links to the official government websites of countries around the world; find relevant government and institution sites by region or individual country.
While this database does not get down to individual product pricing data, it gives aggregate data regarding the total size of a particular market within a particular nation, and further breaks that into market segmentation data and market shares held by various players. Also explores the GDP, CPI and exchange rates between selected nations.
An all-around excellent resource for international business-related information. But also includes industry reports by country and, depending on the industry, often PRICING information, occasionally even down to the by-product level.
Where can I find more business-related information regarding a specific country?
OECD Factbook 2015-2016 by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) StaffYou can access an HTML version online! OECD Factbook 2014 is the newest edition of a comprehensive and dynamic statistical annual publication with more than 100 indicators. Coverage of possible interest to business include: trade and foreign direct investment (FDI); prices, interest rates and exchange rates; energy and transportation; labour, employment and unemployment; science and technology including research and development (R&D) and the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector...
Country Commercial Guides provide a TON of information intended to assist individuals looking to do business in a particular nation. As well as general background information on countries, coverage includes specifics regarding: Selling U.S. Products and Services, Leading Sectors for U.S. Export and Investment, Trade Regulations, Customs and Standards, Trade and Project Financing and more!
An unbeatable source for country, industry and risk information. Country profiles focus mainly on politics, the economy and risk (sovereign, currency, political, banking sector and economic structure risk...). Data section allows you to build custom reports with fiscal and monetary indicators, demographics and income, external trade data and more.
2013 Best of the Best Business Websites Award Winner
This report series is a valuable introduction to many aspects of doing business in over a hundred countries. It includes general information on countries in individual volumes, as well as such topics as foreign investment incentives, restrictions on foreign investments and investors, the regulatory environment, banking and finance, labor relations and social security, accounting principles, the tax system, taxation of corporations and individuals, and more. *Best of the Best Business Websites Award Winner, 2013
The official global chamber directory, with over 12,000 chambers representing more than 40 million member businesses and boards of trade worldwide. Keyword search by typing in country name, industry, or product. From the listed results, selections provide group’s description and activities, plus contact information and web page.
Compare business locations in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America for more than 100 cities from 10 major countries based on biannual studies by KPMG, 1996-2016. Measures the combined impact of 26 key business cost components and their variation by location. The study also compares data on a variety of non-cost competitiveness factors.