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The City Business Library subscribes to several resources providing information on the regions and countries of the world which are available to use free of charge in the Library.

Electronic resources 

  • MarketLine provides country reports for over 200 countries. Reports include key facts, economic statistics and PEST/LE analysis. Find macro/socio-economic and demographic data using the Country Statistics database.
  • European Newsstream provides access to articles published in over 430 newspapers including all UK national newspapers.

Printed resources include

  • Oxford Business Group publishes reports on expanding markets which include interviews with politicians and business leaders.

International Trade

  • Specific doing business guides (published by official bodies or by commercial publishers) are available for some countries.
  • See Knowing Your Market for research on goods and services in a specific country.

Additional information sources

  • Mint Global provides detailed financial information on over 160 million companies worldwide. Search by country and industry to create a B2B contacts list. Download a list of up to 250 companies(or 5 full reports) per day.