Factiva includes the Economist Intelligence Unit Country Commerce reports (Search for them under All Sources.) They offer a practical guide to the business regulations and business practices in a country, including operating conditions, licensing and trade regulations, tax rates, competition codes, and rules of foreign investment. Limited to 6 simultaneous users.
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Sponsored by the International Monetary Fund, IFS is a standard source of economic and financial data for most countries of the world. Includes many macroeconomic indicators including measures of money supply, exchange rates, trade/balance of payments, prices/inflation, interest rates, employment, and national income & product accounts. Useful for international economics and business statistical data needs. Can search for indicators & countries and download to Excel.
The International Labor Comparisons (ILC) program adjusts data to a common conceptual framework because direct comparisons of national statistics across countries can be misleading due to differing concepts and methods. ILC data are used to assess U.S. economic and labor market performance relative to that of other countries and to evaluate the competitive position of the United States in increasingly global markets. From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.) PROGRAM DISCONTINUED; data current to 2012.