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Business: Country Information

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Country Information

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

International Monetary Fund Country Information The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

World Bank Countries and Economies The World Bank has two goals: End extreme poverty within a generation and boost shared prosperity.

World cultures

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Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: Doing Business Around the World

Measurable success in the global marketplace begins with an expert understanding of international protocols, practices, and cultural cues. Without it, businesses and organizations cannot develop a competitive network of customers, suppliers, and, most important, talent.

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands delivers essential knowledge for business people who are working abroad, traveling for business, or managing global teams from a domestic location. It empowers people to open borders, minds, and markets in more than 60 countries around the world.

Test your knowledge! Take the Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands quizzes!

JAPAN, TOKYO, SHINJUKU BUSINESS DISTRICT. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Accessed Jan 18, 2017.

Business Source Premier Country Reports

Research databases

Type your country name and click on Search to view country overviews, risk reports, forecasts, and emerging markets.