The Economist Intelligence Unit is a leading provider of country, industry and management analysis. Our mission is to provide executives with timely and reliable analysis for making successful global decisions. Any time, and anywhere, our latest intelligence provides the knowledge you need to inform your strategy and support your business.

Through our global network of analysts and economists, we continuously assess and forecast the political, economic and business climates of 200 countries. We also produce intelligence on eight key industries, provide insights into the latest management thinking, and offer custom publishing and research.

The Economist Intelligence Unit is the business information arm of The Economist Group. We remain committed to the standards and values that we have nurtured for more than 50 years. In a partnership with XL Enterprises we wish to assist your developments within China or around the world.

Business China
Provide an up-to-date picture of the latest business conditions in China. Subject areas include: critical issues for business; alerts and updates; corporate strategy information; focus on finance, trade and economy; business outlooks per country; key macroeconomic indicators; opportunity alert; legal and tax update; business travel; political risk; and personality profiles.
Update frequency: Fortnightly
Country Reports
Cover nearly 200 countries and help you keep pace with how national, regional and global events will affect your business in the short- to medium term. Each report examines and explains in depth the issues shaping the countries in which you operate: the political scene, economic policy, domestic economy, sectoral trends, and foreign trade and payments. Detailed two-year forecasts complement the analysis and pinpoint political and economic developments and trends.
Covers 200 countries
Update frequency: Monthly
Country Profiles
Outline a country's economic and political status and background. Country Profiles put an annual perspective on the long-term political and social issues affecting each country, providing a complete introduction to all international markets.
Covers nearly 200 countries
Update frequency: Annually
Country Forecasts
Focus on the key issues affecting a country's political and economic outlook and its business environment over the next five years. Each report gives you access to a comprehensive, coherent and integrated set of political, economic and business forecasts, continuously updated and written from the point of view of foreign investors.
Covers 60 countries
Update frequency: Monthly
Country Risk Service
Measure the political, economic policy, economic structure and liquidity risk of activities in 100 emerging markets over a two-year forecasting horizon. Each report provides crucial insight into the risk of investing in the currency, sovereign debt or banking sector of an emerging market.
Covers 100 countries
Update frequency: Monthly

Country Commerce
Country Commerce is a practical reference guide to the specific operating conditions, commercial laws and business regulations in 55 countries. It offers unbiased guidance on critical issues such as obtaining proper permits and registrations, protecting your intellectual property in the Internet age and complying with local tax laws—including e-commerce rules.
Covers 55 countries
Update frequency: Annual
Country Finance
Comprehensive guide to changes in financial services, operating conditions, tax laws and investment opportunities in the world's 45 principal financial markets. Topics covered in each report include cash management and short-term investment options; bank and non-bank credit; equity and debt financing; and markets for stocks, bonds, currencies and derivatives.
Covers 45 countries
Update frequency: Annually
China Hand
Comprehensive reference guide on the political, economic and business environment of the PRC. It will guide you through China's complex laws and regulations, provide you with crucial contacts for day-to-day operations in China and enable you to learn from other companies' experiences in China.
Update frequency: Annually
Delivers daily decision support for doing business in fast-changing world markets. Every day the ViewsWire highlights up to 250 key economic, political and market developments around the world and provides concise analytical briefings on the implications for business.
Covers 200 countries
Update frequency: Daily
This powerful and robust macroeconomic database is the most comprehensive source of economic indicators and forecasts available. CountryData delivers more than 320 economic series, over 1 million individual data points, from 1980 to 2008.
Covers 150 countries and 45 regional aggregates
Update frequency: Monthly
Market Indicators and Forecasts
A powerful and comprehensive database of industries, demographics, consumption, average wages, income levels, market size, infrastructure and the business environment data on 60 key countries worldwide. Contains over 500 series stretching back to 1990 and forward five years.
Covers 60 countries
Update frequency: Monthly
For further information on global country, industry and management analysis from the Economist Intelligence Unit, please contact Luke Feltham, Sales Manager, on 1 212 554 0621 or via e-mail at

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