The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is a leader in country research. Country information is collected and forecasting models are created by a network of Country Analysts and Economists who are monitoring global events.
Each EIU database focuses on some aspect of country research, for example for economic data there is the database: Country Data; for operating conditions use Country Commerce; and for updates on the latest developments take a look at ViewsWire!
The University Library provides access to these three essential EIU databases:
Country Data: Economic indicators are, at their most basic, a statistic that is used to gauge economic health. The EIU database Country Data is a source for global economic indicators and forecasts for over 150 countries. The “database contains more than a million individual data points-covering over 280 series and running from 1980 to 2008” (vendor). It is updated monthly.
Country Commerce: is a portal to commercial laws and business regulations, the content is useful in determining investing and trading conditions.
ViewsWire: is terrific for event-driven reports. Content includes the latest in worldwide developments.
Consider using these terrific databases for your research!