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International Business - BUSI 154 - Country & Industry Research - Ferrer


Use Insights by Country and select an option from the drop-down menu. 
After making a selection, use the menu options on the right side of the screen to learn more about different topics related to the country or industry you chose.

Under Tools and Data, use the Comparator Tool to compare various data across two or more countries. 

Explore the options under Reference Desk for links to helpful information for your Industry Paper.

View the video below for more information on searching GlobalEdge for country information.


Country Commercial Guides

Excellent resource for information about doing business in specific countries, including information like about the political and economic environment, the leading sectors for US exports and investments, the investment climate, and trade regulations and customs.  Site will be unavailable during government shut down. The Investment Climate Statements below are part of CCG and are still accessible.


Investment Climate Statements

Prepared by the U.S. Department of State. Provide country and economy-specific information on investment laws, measures, and other useful information when planning to conduct business in a foreign country.

(The same information is included in the Country Commercial Guides.)

CIA World Factbook

Use the drop-down menu on the left to select a country.
Click the + next to each category to expand information. Pay particular attention to "Economy" and "Transnational Issues."


World Bank Open Data

Find data about development in countries around the world. 
Use the search box or select to browse by country or indicator.

Eldis Regional and Country Profiles

By region or by country, find information related to international development issues. Key topics include:

  • Agriculture and food
  • Climate change
  • Conflict and security
  • Gender
  • Governance
  • Health
  • HIV
  • ICTs for development (Information & Communications Technology)
  • Nutrition
  • Rising powers in international development


Eurostat can be used to find news and statistics about European markets. 
Topics include:

  • General and regional statistics
  • Economy and finance
  • Population and social conditions
  • Industry, trade and services
  • Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
  • International trade
  • Transport
  • Environment and energy
  • Science and technology