The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is the business information arm of The
Economist Group. The world's leading provider of country intelligence, the
EIU offers its research through a full range of print and electronic
delivery channels and is now available here on MarketResearch.com.
Our mission is to help companies do better business by providing up-to-date,
accurate and impartial analysis on worldwide market trends and business
strategies. We draw on 55 years of experience and a global network of over
500 analysts to continuously assess and forecasts political, economic and
business conditions in 195 countries. More than 1 million users in
corporations, banks, universities, and government institutions rely on the
EIU to successfully compete in today's digital economy. Now, you can take
advantage of the EIUs products and services through MarketResearch.com.
Some of the products that are offered through MarketResearch.com include:
Country Forecasts focus on the key factors affecting a country's political and economic outlook and its business environment five years ahead. Each report covers an individual country and is written from the perspective of foreign investors.
These reports have been recently updated to include more practical data. The business environment rankings allow comparisons to be made quickly and easily on business conditions in different countries. The labour market forecasts allow for more effective costing of business operations. Each report also contains extended coverage of sectoral output, market size, policy indicators and social and demographic data.
Country Reports analyse political and economic trends in featured countries. They show you exactly how national, regional and global events will affect your business in the short to medium term. Available in digital and print formats , each report examines and explains the issues shaping the countries in which you operate: the political scene, economic policy, the domestic economy and foreign trade and payments. AND provides concise 18-24-month forecasts complementing the analysis.
Based on a rigorous research programme, Country Reports reinforce your judgment wherever you do business. They are trusted worldwide as the definitive source of country analysis.
Country Risk Service
The Country Risk Service measures the political, economic policy, economic structure and liquidity risk to activities in emerging markets over a two-year forecasting horizon. Each report provides a crucial insight into the risk of investing in the currency, sovereign debt or banking sector of an emerging market.
Business Operations Reports
This quarterly updated report series provides the topical, practical information you require to assist efficient day-to-day running of operations in key countries in Europe and the former Soviet Union. They offer hands-on operating information that is vital to anyone setting up or operating a business in emerging markets. Each report brings a business perspective on the real issues that confront you. They offer a regular flow of high quality operational business intelligence throughout the year.
Business operations reports interpret the regular changes in a country's operating environment and analyse the impact on existing systems and structures. Covering issues from investment opportunities to distribution networks, and industries from utilities and telecoms to pharmaceuticals and automotive, they help you plan ahead with confidence. New features include an executive summary and key operational data. The key operational data section includes recent salary rates, property prices and advertising costs; a list of Web site and other useful addresses, key customs rates and background data on foreign investment, economic growth and demographics.
Country profiles outline a country's economic and political status and background. They put an annual perspective on the long-term political and social issues affecting each country, providing a complete introduction to all international markets.
Reports present figures and analysis in an historical context; they map out the infrastructure and the major industrial sectors of the economy; and they also stand back from the process of change and evaluate longer-term developments.
Revised annually, they organize data from a diverse range of national and international sources into a compact, coherent and standard format. The statistical tables give a five-year run of data on issues such as manufacturing, fiscal policy and unemployment which, together with the text, provide a detailed insight into the structure and functioning of each country.
Country profiles enhance your ability to make accurate forecasts, strengthen your ability to analyze the effects of infrastructure and major economic sectors on one another, and deepen your understanding of a country and its economy. They are equally valuable as regular background briefings and as a support for project work.
World Commodity Forecasts
Forecasts combine market analysis from industry experts with the Economist Intelligence Unit’s world view of macroeconomic and political trends under a standard framework. It is a powerful mix, producing forecasts you can really rely on when planning and making decisions.
These reports provide comprehensive analysis of the fundamentals influencing commodity prices and detailed price forecasts up to two years ahead for 28 commodities.
World Commodity Profiles
These reference volumes contain useful background information on the international market for each commodity profiled. See tables of contents for featured commodities.