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Georgia State University

EIU Country Commerce & Viewswire Databases: Upcoming cancellations & alternative resources

We’ve recently canceled the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Reports and Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ViewsWire database subscriptions. The EIU databases’ usage has been low, creating a high and unsustainable cost-per-use with the current budget cuts. GSU access to these databases will end on December 31, 2020.

Older EIU publications until December 31, 2018, are available via Factiva. These EIU publications include Risk Briefing, Executive Briefing, Country Commerce, and ViewWire.

Please note the online access to the Economist journal is not affected. The journal was not part of the EIU databases, and our online & print access remains available for all GSU affiliates.

Alternative sources: 
GSU researchers who seek country reports, news, and analysis on global economic and political developments may find the following resources useful.

Country reports via Business Source Complete
provides country reports from several publishers such as the PRS (Political Risk Service), CountryWatch, Global Insight, and Marketline.

Country Reports via GlobalEdge provides statistical data for nearly every country around the world, including statistics, historical, economic, and political conditions.

BMI Industry Insights via Factiva: provides analysis, forecasts, and company profiles in various industries with a country-by-country focus, covering the key trends impacting global markets.

Passport provides statistics, analysis, reports, surveys, and breaking news on industries, countries, and consumers worldwide.

OECD iLibrary provides access to OECD’s published books and journals, statistics, analysis, and data on the OECD member countries.

Factiva provides essential business news and information combined with content delivery tools and services to help users make better business decisions

EconLit provides citations and abstracts dating back to 1886 and full-text articles in economic fields such as capital markets, country studies, econometrics, economic forecasting, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, urban economics, and more.

World Bank Data provides open access to a comprehensive set of data about development in countries around the globe. The World Bank Data site is meant to provide all users with improved access to World Bank data and to make that data easy to find and use.

World Development Indicators– A data source on the global economy, featuring statistical data on development indicators and time series data from 1960 to the present. The data includes social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators.

We apologize for any inconvenience created by the cancellations. If you have concerns or have any questions on alternative resources, please feel free to contact me or the liaison librarian of your college.
Dan Lȇ
Business Librarian
Liaison to Robinson College of Business