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BBC News:Country Profiles
Provides concise information on countries and international organizations, e.g. overview, historical background, current events, biographies of political figures, news and media, audio and video clips, chronology of events, etc. An interesting site to view.
(Added: 15-Feb-2007 / Hits [2013- ]: 5)
Deloitte: International Tax and Business Guides
Provides an overview of investment climate, taxation and operating conditions and requirements for more than 50 jurisdictions, while the Highlights series offers major tax rates, administrative and compliance requirements, and investment information for over 120 jurisdictions.
(Added: 26-Jun-2009 / Hits [2013- ]: 5)
Global Competitiveness Report
A well respected assessment of economic competitiveness for countries in the world, offering insights into policies, institutions, and factors that sustain long-term economic growth. Here you find detailed profiles, data tables, competitiveness indicators, relative rankings for more than 100 variables, including the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index.
(Added: 22-Sep-2008 / Hits [2013- ]: 5)
Global Human Development Reports Country Information
Makes country-level statistical data available for review and download. Also publishes the human development index (HDI) which looks beyond GDP to a broader definition of well-being. The HDI provides a composite measure of three dimensions of human development: living a long and healthy life, being educated and having a decent standard of living.
(Added: 15-Dec-2008 / Hits [2013- ]: 6)
globalEDGE: Reference Desk
This portal provides detailed insights into the history, culture, government, and economy of nearly 200 countries around the world. An impressive database of statistics summarizes everything from geographical characteristics to technological development. You can access the Market Potential Indicators study and learn about emerging markets in the global economy. Hosted by Michigan State University,
(Added: 18-Jun-2002 / Hits [2013- ]: 5)
International Monetary Fund: Country Information
Provides information on IMF's 185 country members and in-depth analyses, reports and publications (usually back to 1997), various IMF series, e.g. Country Reports, Working Papers, Economic Issues, Policy Discussion Papers, IMF Survey, etc. Its World Economic Outlook database contains key statistics, projections, and IMF specialized indicators.
(Added: 4-Mar-2008 / Hits [2013- ]: 5)
International Trade Center: Countries
Provides country-specific business information, market analyses, trade statistics (by product group or by country from 1998 to 2002), indicators on export supply and import demand, and benchmarks of national trade performance, etc. ITC is a cooperative agency between UN and WTO.
(Added: 10-Feb-2003 / Hits [2013- ]: 6)
An International Labour Office database that contains labor statistics for over 200 countries or territories: historical data, estimates and projections on various topics, e.g. consumer price indices, economically active population, employment, unemployment, hours of work, wages,
labour cost, occupational injuries, strikes, etc.
(Added: 2-Apr-2004 / Hits [2013- ]: 5)
The World Bank: Mapping for Results
Teamed up with Google maps, World Bank uses a new way to show information, e.g., projects, news, and statistics, about different countries in the world. With the Google map directional arrows and zoom functions, visitors can scroll around to look for resources, including projects sponsored by the World Bank.
(Added: 6-Feb-2008 / Hits [2013- ]: 4)
US Department of State: Background notes
Provides profiles and the latest information on more than 130 countries worldwide, including political conditions, economy, history, politics, government, etc. Archives of the Notes are also available.
(Added: 31-Jan-2002 / Hits [2013- ]: 5)
A publication from the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Includes country based information on flags, maps, geography, people, government, the economy, transport, communication, and defense.
(Added: 13-Mar-1998 / Hits [2013- ]: 5)
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