Learn how to evaluate the investment climate and business conditions of countries.
Last Updated: Nov 26, 2014
Investigate the business climate of any country with this guide including the country's:
- Social conditions
- Labor force
- Trade policy
- Industrial sectors
Before exporting a product or starting a business in another country, investigate the business policies and cost of doing business in that country.
- Doing Business
Ratings of the business environement in 183 countries and cities examine the difficulty of hiring and firing workers, starting a business, getting credit, enforcing contracts, and closing a business. Published by the World Bank.
- Country Commercial Guides
Guides for more than 100 countries, prepared by market experts located at U.S. embassies worldwide.
- Investing Across Borders
World Bank indicators of foreign direct investment regulations. Covers rules for starting a business, access to sectors and to land, and arbitrating industrial disputes.
Guides to operating a business or entering into an alliance in 60 countries. Information on licensing and trade regulations, tax rates, competition codes, and rules of foreign investment.
Explains financing techniques, financial instruments, and how the financial system operates in countries around the world.
- Indicators of Product Market Regulation
Compares the regulatory climate across the OECD countries.
Evaluating the risk of investing in a foreign country includes an examination of the financial markets, regulatory climate, and economic conditions.
- Country Credit Ratings in Institutional Investor
Sovereign risk analysts rate credit quality in 172 countries based on political and economic factors and the chance of default.
Daily risk analysis of global investment including security, tax and regulatory environement. Available through Factiva.
- Country Risk and Economic Research
Brief country risk assessment reports and regional performance evaluations for 14 industry sectors. From COFACE.
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