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Once you have learned about the political and economic climate of a country and have made the decision to do business or invest, you will need to learn about local markets, regulations, and other factors involved in starting a business. These are resources that provide the practical information you will need in order to get started.
Recommended databases for evaluating the business climate of your country
These are good places to start when you are looking at the business and investment climate of a specific country.
Political Risk Yearbook
Provides 45-65 page overviews of the history, economy, politics and risk forecasts for 100 countries. Use this information to ascertain the level of risk involved with starting a business within a specific country.
Political Handbook of the World Online Edition
This resource contains comprehensive country profiles and chronicles the national history, government and political parties within a country.
Euromonitor’s Passport is a global market research database providing statistics, analysis, reports, and surveys on industries, countries, and consumers worldwide. Restricted to current UST students, faculty, and staff only. Even on campus you must log in with your UST username/password.
Doing Business Guides
Published by the World Bank, Doing Business reports provide current economic overviews along with practical information needed for doing business in a specific country.
Quality websites for international business information
Country Commercial Guides
Contain information on market conditions, regulations, and business customs prepared by trade professionals at U.S. embassies world wide.