This is a unique resource providing a level of concise but authoritative information that is useful for anyone planning to export, visit or do business in an overseas market. The publication is updated and rewritten annually to reflect the enormous changes occurring throughout the world. It is founded on the World of Information database, which supplies daily on-line data to a wide range of corporate subscribers. Complementing this data, the publication also carries a series of regional and country analyses for which this publication is renowned. Written by leading international journalists and expert analysts, they assess the year's events, describe the economic outlook and interpret the climate for business development. The book is divided into five regions of the world: the Americas (which covers 50 countries); Asia and the Pacific (57 countries); Africa (52 countries); the Middle East (32 countries) and Europe (45 countries).