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TAM 4990/7990: Retail Marketing and Merchandising

Textiles, Technology... and Keywords

Country Overviews & Business Climate

Country Commercial Guides
Prepared annually by U.S. embassies with the assistance of several U.S. government agencies. These reports present a comprehensive look at countries' commercial environments, using economic, political and market analysis.

Export.gov
Created by the International Trade Administration, Export.gov brings together U.S. government information relevant to the U.S. exporter and those planning to expand their business abroad.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Finance & Forecast Reports

BBC News Country Profiles
Includes an overview of recent history and the current political situation of each country, basic facts, and a media overview.

globalEDGE
Gives statistical data for 201 countries around the world. In addition to statistics, historical, economic, and political conditions are available.

World Factbook
Courtesy of the CIA, this source provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Comparing Cultural Values

National Culture Dimensions
Use this tool to compare the cultural values of your emerging market with the U.S.