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Here are several outstanding sources I recommend for international business research on countries. In the first four titles, you should use the canned searches in the Permanent URL's below, and then substitute the country of your choice in the "Poland" spot.

Business Forecast Report by Business Monitor International

Business Forecast Report helps businesses with market assessment, strategic planning and decision making to promote growth and profitability in the reported country and is an essential tool for faculty, students and business executives.

Key Uses

The Business Forecast Reports by Business Monitor International (BMI) includes four major sections with country SWOT analysis: Economic Outlook, Political Outlook, Business Environment and Key Sector Outlook. 

To see an example of this report, click here. 

Country Intelligence from IHS Global Insight

Comprehensive and timely analysis of economic conditions and business and investment climates and risks in over 100 countries. To see an example of this report, click here.

  • Economic analysis, data, and forecasts
  • Political analysis
  • Regulatory analysis
  • Tax laws and impacts
  • Operational conditions
  • Security risk analysis

To see an example of this report, click here.

Country Profile MarketLine Reports

Using the globally-recognized PESTLE country analysis framework, MarketLine Country Analysis Profiles contain insight into the Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental key influences in over 150 developed and emerging markets. These profiles are a great starting point to help you understand individual countries and the industries operating within them, and they contain data on the current strengths and challenges as well as future prospects and risks facing the profiled country.

CountryWatch Country Reviews

CountryWatch Country Reviews are comprehensive online reports for each country dynamically updated as major events occur.
Access over 100 pages of detailed profiling of each county’s historical, political, economic, social, demographic, business and environmental issues.
Features sections on foreign relations, political climate, economic conditions and cultural etiquette
Updated annually or as major events occur.

to see an example of this report, click here 

Political Risk Services (PRS) publishes 100 Country Reports that monitor the risks to international business over the next five years.

Fast, up-to-date access to…

To see an example of this report, click here

Political Risk Yearbook 

and then work through this list, all available countries should be in alphabetical order:


Not every country will be in the above sources.


If you have questions or are encountering problems, please contact me.

Last Update: April 5, 2018


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