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CIA World Factbook
Provides an overview of each countries' history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, and military. The Factbook also generates country comparisons.
Country Studies (LoC)
Descriptions and analyses of historical settings and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
Doing Business (World Bank)
From the World Bank, Doing Business measures aspects of business regulation affecting small domestic firms located in the largest business city of 190 economies. In addition, for 11 economies a second city is covered.
Source for international market research from U.S. Department of Commerce.
IMD World Competitiveness Online
Compares the competitiveness of over 60 nations on the basis of over 300 criteria, ranking and analyzing how an economy manages the totality of its resources and competencies to increase the prosperity of its population. Limited free use.
International Trade Administration
News, topic reports, statistics, and analysis of international trade.
Provides information for 196 countries including historical data for more than 300.000 economic indicators, exchange rates, stock market indexes, Data is based on official sources, not third party data providers, and facts are regularly checked for inconsistencies.