Business & Economics Research Guide: International Business

General resources and research tips for business research.

How to Locate Int'l Industry Reports

This short video (3 mins.) will show you how to locate international business reports in Business Source Complete.

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Locating International industry reports

Political & Economic Information

These resources can be used for political and economic information as well as general country information.  Remember, you need to relate this to your firm and to foreign investment.

Trade & Regulatory Information

Country Reports: Business Source Complete

This is a list of country reports available in Business Source Complete. Different reports will be available depending on multiple factors. Example: An emerging economy won't have as many in-depth reports as an established economy.

  • Country Monitor: (IHS Global Insight) Country reports, including econmic risk, forcast and growth. 
  • Country Inteligence: (IHS Global Insight): Includes economic growth, consumer demands, monetary policy, external trade partners, and more. 
  • Country Profile: (Marketline) Includes overview of political, economics, technological, and legal landscape
  • Business Monitor International publications: the "Monitor" publications: Asia Monitor, Latin America Monitor, Emerging Markets Monitor, etc.)
  • Background Notes: (US State Dept publications)
  • Country Review: Each Country Review covers geographical, political, economic, corporate, and environmental information; includes a segment on investment climate.
  • Some OECD: publications from Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 
  • Political Risk Yearbook

International Industry Information

Regional News & Current Events

This is a short video (less than 5 min) on how to use LexisNexis Academic to find newspaper articles. Video will open in a separate window