Mbendi provides an broad analysis
of selected industry sectors in countries around the world.
of Congress country studies
The Library of Congress is
one of the major online sources of research and information
in the US and provides a fairly comprehensive country
studies covering a whole host of topics, including the
economy , trade, industry and business. This is one
of the more comprehensive sources of information and
should serve as one of your first ports of call.
Economist country briefing
The Economist provides a more
economic view of the country, but also includes recent
economic, political and other news, economic data, a
short history as well as a poltical overview. The Economist
is a respected source of information and is an essential
port of call in your secondary research efforts.
The BBC provides an overview
of the country, covering the following headings; overview,
facts, leaders, and media view. The focus is more
on "newsy" and political items rather than on hard economic
information. Nevertheless, the information is concise
and up-to-date. This is a good site to get an overall
feel of what is happening in the country currently.
profile from NationsOnline
This site provides a gateway
of links to other sites covering topics such as government,
news, business, culture, education, etc. It is more
focused on cultural, poltical and related information,
rather than on economic or trade matters. It is worth
a visit if you are trying to get a broader perspective
of the country.
Bank country profiles
The World Bank provides a
range of information and data on the country, including
a country briefing, data and statistics, news and events,
publications and reports, programmes and projects, and
links to related information. There is some interesting
information on this site, but the focus is a World Bank
one covering developmental and assistance matters. It
remains worth a visit.
country commercial guides
This site links to documents
covering a country overview that has been prepared by
the U.S. Department of Commerce (STAT-USA). The guide
is quite comprehensive, but has obviously been written
from a US perspective.
- Country study guide
This site contains a wealth
of information about Portugal from history to transportation..