Written by U.S. Embassy trade experts worldwide, these are an excellent starting point for everything you need to know about exporting and doing business overseas. This site replaces the former Market Research Library from U.S. Commercial Service. From Export.gov.
Ratings of the business environment in 180+ countries and cities covering the difficulty of hiring and firing workers, starting a business, getting credit, enforcing contracts, and closing a business. Published by the World Bank.
Provides 45-65 page overviews of the history, economy, politics, and risk forecasts for 100 countries. It provides 10 years of economic data, with description and analysis of the political players and situation written by experts.