Global Business FAQ

Where can I find information on a country's political, operational, and credit risk?

BMI Research Search Geography, then select a country.

Bloomberg Must use Bloomberg Terminals located in the McLeod Business Library.

  • Enter CSDR for sovereign debt ratings.
Where can I find information on how to do business in countries worldwide?

The World Bank

  • Type "doing business" in the search box then refine by country, region, topic, date.

Global Road Warrior

  • Includes business culture; access courtesy of Swem Library.
Where can I find country profiles?

BMI Research

CIA World FactBook

U.S. Department of State: Background Notes

Where can I find economic, industry, and country forecasts worldwide?

BMI Research

  • Data & Forecasts
Bloomberg
  • Must use Bloomberg Terminals located in the McLeod Business Library.

  • Type ECFC and hit GO for economic and financial (interest rates, foreign exchange) forecasts for 40 countries.

MarketLine Advantage

  • Click on databases, then Country Statistics.

International Financial Statistics

  • Available at Swem Library.
Where can I find information on business regulations worldwide?

The World Bank

World Trade Organization

Foreign Trade Regulations

US Census Bureau

Where can I find U.S. trade statistics?

USA Trade Online - U.S. Census Bureau's Foreign Trade Division, current and cumulative U.S. export and import data. Available at Swem Library.

International Trade Administration - Office of Trade and Industry Information

Statista

Where can I find foreign trade statistics?

International Financial Statistics

MarketLine Advantage

Foreign Trade Statistics. U.S. Census Bureau - Foreign Trade is the official source for U.S. export and import statistics and responsible for issuing regulations governing the reporting of all export shipments from the United States.

International Trade Centre - Presents trade and market profiles, Country Maps, based on trade statistics which benchmark national trade performance and provide indicators on export supply and import demand. Includes FDI. Search by Country.

United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database - Trade statistics from 1962 to the most recent year available.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Where can I find 'how to' information on U.S. importing and exporting?

U.S. International Trade Administration

U.S. Department of Commerce

Where can I find information on cultural differences relating to international business?

Guidelines for Business Etiquette

Global Road Warrior - Includes business culture; access courtesy of Swem.

Kiss, bow, or shake hands, sales and marketing : the essential cultural guide

U.S. Department of State