The World Bank has made available its books, articles, reports, and working papers.
Country Watch - Detailed, current country information
Background Notes Home Page: U.S. Department of State
Library of Congress Country Studies/Area Handbook
Country Briefings: Economist.com - News, country profiles, economic data, and forecasts
Country Commercial Guides - Market conditions, opportunities, regulations, and business customs for over 125 countries prepared by trade and industry experts at U.S. embassies worldwide.
World Bank: Doing Business - Business regulations in 185 economies are presented.
Country Profiles from the Electronic Development and Environment Information System Profiles of Agriculture, Environment, Economics, Gender, Politics, Education, and Health.
GlobalEdge - Country insights for 196 countries, global resources and market potential indicators
International Statistical Agencies listed by the U.S. Department of Labor
NationMaster Country Comparisons - Generate maps and graphs of statistical information
World Country Profiles: BBC News
The Globalist - An online publishing service that covers globalization in its free daily magazine.
UNTCAD UN Conference on Trade and Development - Fact sheets on 192 economies
World Statistics Pocketbook 2017: UN - Annual compilation of key economic, social and environmental indicators, presented in one-page profiles covers 217 countries.
GlobalEDGE has developed interactive "Export Tutorial." which guides users through many exporting topics to help in the decision making process before engaging in international trade. Information categories include the following: Export Readiness, Government Regulations, Financial Considerations, Sales and Marketing, and Logistics.