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Doing Business in....

A series of audio podcasts from The Economist focusing on doing business in 28 international cities.  Click here to link to website.

Cities available:
Bangkok
Beijing
Brussels
Buenos Aires
Cairo
Chicago
Delhi
Dubai
Frankfurt
Hong Kong
Johannesburg
London
Los Angeles
Mexico City
Moscow
New York
Paris
San Francisco
Sao Paulo
Shanghai
Singapore
Sydney
Tel Aviv
Tokyo
Toronto
Vancouver
Washington, D.C.

Business Guides

Competitive Alternatives:  KPMG's Guide to International Business Location
KPMG's guide for comparing business locations and costs in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Doing Business
From the World Bank, Doing Business provides insight into the business climate in 183 economies and selected cities. 

Export.gov
Export.gov brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace.  Be sure to explore this site thoroughly.

FITA - The Federation for International Trade Associations
The FITA Global Trade Portal, is the source for international import export trade leads, events, and links to 8,000 international trade (export import) related Websites.  Click on the "Country Profiles" link on the left to find information on your country.

globalEDGE
Created by the International Business Center at Michigan State University, globalEDGE™ is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities.

Market Research Library
Part of export.gov, this has over 100,000 industry- and country-specific market reports, including Country Commercial Guides, written by trade specialists overseas.

Transparency International
Transparency International monitors corruption around the globe.  They issue various reports on countries around the globe including the National Integrity System Assessments which analyze anti-corruption provisions and capacities of countries.

Trade Data

Country Maps
From the International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/WTO), you'll find import/export data and other trade-related information.

Business Etiquette

The MU Libraries have numerous books (both in print and online) on international business etiquette.  Go to MERLIN, enter business etiquette and click the "Search" button.  Sample titles: