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BA 447: International Finance (Baim: Country Economic, Political and Legal Resources

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Reports

Example: I need an EIU country report for Brazil.

Please Note: Pepperdine's subscription only provides access to the "top 50" countries (according to the EIU evaluation of the countries with the best business opportunities.

  • 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 "Analyst" and type in EIU 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

Business Source Premier

Example: I need a country report for Australia.

  • Type Australia into the first search box and change Select a Field to GE Geographic Terms
  • Scroll down to Publication Type and select "Country Report"
  • Click Search
  • Go to Publication Date on the left-hand side and limit the date from 2018-2019
  • The Country Monitor reports will provide Risk ratings and SWOT analyses

World Bank's Doing Business Guide

Subnational resources

Example: I need information on the cost of living in Seoul.

  • Type Seoul cost of living into the search box and click search
  • Try other keywords such as rent, real estate, income, food costs, etc.

EIU Country Commerce and Country Finance Reports

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 5 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"
  • Also, try searching for information on currency and derivatives

Passport Country Reports

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 interest rate and exchange 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 to the section for "Statistics" and select "Exchange and Interest Rates"
  • Click "Go"
  • Click the arrow next to "Exchange and Interest rates"
  • Select the specific data that you need and click "Next"
  • Select the countries that you need and click "Search"
  • Scroll down to "ECONOMIES AND CONSUMERS ANNUAL DATA" and click "View Full Data Set"
  • Use the pull down menu to select the forecasted years that you need and click "Apply"
  • Download the data you need into Excel (Select current datasets)
  • Redo the above search for Inflation

Country Commercial Guides