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Online MBA: International Information

Business Etiquette

Obtaining Country Reports, Background Country Info, and Economic Data With Passport

Example: I need a country report for Spain from a business perspective.

  • Type Spain business dynamics into the search box at the top
  • Select the report for Business Dynamics: Spain

Example: I want forecasted GDP data and inflation rates for New Zealand and several other countries.

  • At the top of the screen, click the link for Economies and select Economy, Finance and Trade
  • Go the section for "Statistics" and use the pull-down menu to select "GDP"
  • Click Go
  • Scroll down to GDP and click the arrow
  • Select all of the types of GDP data that you need
  • Click Next
  • Go to Geographies and select New Zealand
  • Click Search
  • Click the link Economies and Consumers Annual Data on the left-hand column
  • Use the pull-down menu to select the years that you need (forecasted data is available to 2030
  • Click Apply

Example: I want some information on the city of Mumbai.

  • Type Mumbai into the search box and then select City Travel Briefing: Mumbai
  • Download the report as a PDF

Example: I need a report covering consumer lifestyles for a specific country.

  • Select the link for Countries & Consumers at the top of the screen
  • Click Consumer Trends & Lifestyles
  • Go to the Consumer Lifestyles section and select your country with the pull-down menu and click Go

(examples courtesy of Marc Vinyard)

Reading EIU Country Reports with ThomsonOne Research

Example: I need an EIU country report for Brazil.

  • Click "Research" at the top of the screen and then select Company Research
  • Click the link for Advanced Research
  • Scroll down to the box for "Contributor" and type in economist intelligence unit country reports and then select ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT COUNTRY REPORTS TOP 50
  • Type Brazil into the geography box and then select BRAZIL
  • Click Search
  • Click the link for the report. A new window will open up. Click the box for Select All Reports and click view to create a PDF report

(example courtesy of Marc Vinyard)

Sourcing Data and Statistics from IMF

Locating Various Country Profiles Using Business Source Premier

Example: I need a country report for China

  1. Type China into the first search box and change Select a Field to GE Geographic Terms
  2. Scroll down to Publication Type and select "Country Report"
  3. Click Search

        Tip: Use the date range filter to display only the past few years of results 

Discovering EIU Country Commerce and Country Finance Reports Using Factiva

Example: I need information on Russia's business regulations such as taxes, building permits, acquisition of real estate, etc.

  • Click Search at the top of the screen and click Search Builder
  • Type real estate into the search box at the top
  • Select "in the last two years" for the date
  • Scroll down to Source, type EIU country commerce and select the term
  • Scroll down to Region, type in Russia and select the term
  • Click Search
  • Select articles such as "Organising an investment: Acquisition of real estate"

(example courtesy of Marc Vinyard)

Other Library Resources for Locating Country Information