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"OECD’s periodic reviews of member and non-member economies. Member country reviews are generally done on an 18 month cycle,while non-member reviews are done as agreed with the subject country. A minimum of 18 surveys are done each year. Each issue provides a comprehensive analysis of developments in the subject country, along with individual chapters covering key economic challenges being faced and recommendations for dealing with the challenges."
"the OECD’s twice-yearly analysis of the major economic trends and prospects for the next two years. Prepared by the OECD Economics Department, the Outlook puts forward a consistent set of projections for output, employment, prices and current balances based on a review of each member country and of the induced effect on each of them on international developments."
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- Business Monitor International
- CountryWatch - Country Reviews
- Datamonitor - Country Profiles
- EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit) - Country Commerce Reports
- Global Insight - Country Monitor
- Going Global Career Guides
- Icon Group - Economic Competitiveness
- OECD Economic Surveys
- PRS Group - Political Risk Yearbook
- Superintendent of Documents - Background Notes on Countries of the World
Business Monitor International
Regional Monitors -- "Political & economic analysis with specific asset class forecasts for over 64 emerging markets globally. How portfolio managers are investing in the emerging markets & financing & credit record."
Business Forecast Reports for specific countries -- "Contains detailed forecast covering political risk, economic outlook & industry performance, set against global economic trends"
Career Guides -- provide information for specific countries about employment trends & opportunities, financial considerations, interviewing advice, job application guidelines, job search resources, and work permits & visas"
Icon Group International, Inc. (no longer included?)
Economic Studies -- "helps executives evaluate strategic investments in [each country]... The methodology decomposes a country’s strategic potential along two key dimensions: (1) latent demand, and (2) trade indicators."
Economic Competitiveness -- Financial Returns, Labor Productivity, and International Gaps
IHS Global Insight, Inc.
Country Monitor -- "In-depth economic analysis and detailed information. Reports analyze financial markets, political development, and investment opportunities. Forecasts and risks in the economy are evaluated."
MarketLine, a Datamonitor business
Country Profiles -- "presents analysis of the political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental (PESTLE) aspects based on the country's strengths, challenges, and risks"
OECD: Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development
browse by country or region to retrieve country reports from Business Monitor, CountryWatch, Datamonitor, EIU, Global Insight, Going Global, Icon Group, OECD, PRS Group, and Superintendent of Documents.
PRS Group International Country Risk Guide (1989+) - for each of 128 countries "provides a detailed country-by-country breakdown of the comparative risks of operating in, investing or lending to particular countries using a three-dimensional evaluation system that weighs the composite risk and identifies the disaggregated political, financial and economic risks by indicator."
PRS Group Political Risk Service(1987+) - "presents accurate and rigorous analysis of present and future political and economic conditions in the 85 countries most important to international business. The reports are invaluable in planning for changes in government and essential in making decisions about upcoming projects. Reports can be used to develop market currency values, assess political risk insurance and foreign credit risk, capital investment and corporate security. Reports follow a standardized format:
Executive summary - includes 18-month and 5-year forecasts based on political, economic, demographic and social data.
Background - reviews geographical details, territorial and maritime disputes, social and economic conditions, power structures and climate for business.
Comprehensive forecasts - covers regime stability, political turmoil, international investment restrictions, trade restrictions and economic policies."