The Report contains a detailed profile for each of the 133 economies featured in the study, providing a comprehensive summary of the overall position in the rankings as well as the most prominent competitive advantages and disadvantages of each country/economy based on the analysis used in computing the rankings. Also included is an extensive section of data tables with global rankings for over 110 indicators.
The IMF is an international organization that works to promote monetary, trade, and banking cooperation. Some IMF Publications, such as Country Reports, Working Papers, Policy Papers, pamphlets, and other publications are available in PDF. In addition, the site provides full-text staff papers, research bulletins, press releases, and much more.
Available through Economic Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Fred has been know for their US economic data. Now that have international economic data including employment, GDP, population, and retail/production.
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. Have found this to work without clicking GO next to the country
A team of anthropologists and social scientists have taken a close look at more than 200 countries to document the myriad ways in which culture -- every bit as much as geographic borders -- defines and separates the nations of the world. Using a standard entry format for easy comparison, each country's shared values, behaviors and cultural variations are surveyed -- from foods and rituals to pastimes and arts. Lavishly illustrated with more than 1,000 photographs and more than 200 maps.