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IB 350 - International Trade

Political Risk & PESTLE Rpts.

A PESTLE analysis reviews the Political, Economic, Social, Technical, Legal and Environmental aspects of a country or territory. Both Business Source Complete and MarketLine contain recent PESTLE reports.

Contains PESTLE analysis (political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental analysis) reports. To retrieve this type of report you need follow the example below....

  •  PESTLE and (country name)

Select "Countries" from the drop-down box on the main search box and type in PESTLE to find a list of available reports. From there you can limit by geography. These will always be the most current and will not include historical versions.

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Country Risk Information Resources:

BMI Research contains the following "Risk Indices"...

  • Country Risk
  • Operational Risk
  • Project Risk

Business Source Complete contains the current "Political Risk Yearbook"

Factiva provides access to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) political risk news.

Select "Risk Indices" under the Data & Forecasting tab, includes the following...

Country Risk:

  • Index of political, economic and operational risk in around 200 global markets.

Operational Risk:

  • Index of labor market, logistics, trade and investment and crime and security risk in 202 global markets.

Project Risk Index:

  • Index of the risk associated with developing an infrastructure project across the financing, construction and operational phases.

Contains the "Political Risk Yearbook" to retrieve this type of report follow the example below...

  • "Political Risk Yearbook" and (country name)

Select Source and type EIU and then select all "Economic Intelligence Unit " publications. Next select Region to search for country of interest.

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