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The following are suggested databases that can help with research on this topic. Included are more general business and economics databases, which can be useful for obtaining news, articles, or working papers. Also included are databases that provide information on countries, emerging markets, international trade, and industries. These databases are accessible on-site to researchers at the Library of Congress; however, they may also be accessible at local colleges/ universities and public libraries. To learn more about these electronic resources, or for additional suggestions, please Ask a Librarian.

MINT: Sources of Information

August 2017

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Background Information
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Print Resources
News Sources
Articles and Reports
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This database provides a diverse range of publications on a wide range of business topics. It includes over 6,800 journals, downloadable data sets from the Economic Intelligence Unit, market research reports, dissertations, business cases, and current news from The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. This resource provides a good starting point to search for news, articles, or reports on MINT and MINT countries.

Business Insights: Global

This database is targeted towards business professionals, entrepreneurs, and the general business researcher. This database includes information on international businesses, countries, rankings and statistics, and case studies and articles. Interactive tools are available to compare countries. This resource can help researchers find information on MINT countries, industries, and businesses within those countries.

Business Source Complete

This database provides a diverse range of publications on a wide range of business topics. It includes bibliographic and full text content scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications. Additional information include financial data, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, and more. This resource provides a good starting point to search for news, articles, or reports on MINT and MINT countries.

EconLit with Full Text

This database includes citations for articles and dissertations in more than 620 journals, books, dissertations, and working papers on economics:
  • Journal of economic literature, 1969-present; Journal of economic abstracts, 1963-68
  • Index of economic articles in journals and collective volumes
  • Abstracts of working papers in economics.
Use this resource to find articles, or reports on MINT and MINT countries.

EMIS Intelligence

This database includes news and financial information for over 100 emerging market countries in Africa, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, Southeast Europe, Central Asia (Caucasus) and Asia, and Latin America. Searchable by country, EMIS also includes country profiles, exchange rates, research, and business and political news from sources such as the Economist Intelligence Unit, ViewsWire, as well as other local and global sources. Use this resource to find information on MINT countries.

EIU Market Indicators & Forecasts

This database provides global market indicators and forecasts running from 1990 and forecasts out five years. Provides information on 60 major markets worldwide. Data includes: population, urbanization, health, personal income, income distribution, consumer spending, consumer markets, labor costs, market size, FDI, and other macroeconomic data, as well as EIU's collection of unique operational and financial risk indicators. Use this resource to find information on MINT countries.

First Research

This resource is useful for researching industries within MINT countries. In the case of MINT countries, identify and research by specific industries and sectors that are currently primary economic drivers. Search under the International tab.

GlobalCapital Emerging Markets

This resource provides information on working in the international capital markets. Additionally, it provides detailed information on Islamic finance markets and securities, includes a news archive and the Sukuk database (fully searchable), which, focuses on international deals in the Islamic market. Use this resource to find information on markets in MINT countries, particularly, Turkey, Indonesia, and Nigeria.

GlobalData: Oil & Gas

This database covers the full breadth of the oil & gas industry, from well-site and pipeline issues to upstream, midstream, and downstream. This resource is useful for researching MINT countries where petroleum is a major economic driver.

GlobalData: Power

This resource provides intelligence on the power sector in real-time. Use this database to research MINT countries where petroleum is a major economic driver. It is also useful for analyzing energy markets and consumption, and obtaining information on energy sector policies and the latest news within particular countries.

IMF eLibrary

This publication is the standard source of international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance. This resource includes information on international liquidity, money and banking, current data on exchange rates, interest rates, prices, production, international transactions, government accounts, national accounts, population and more. This is a good resource to obtain statistical data on MINT countries.

International Country Risk Guide (ICRG)

This resource assesses political, financial, and economic risk for 140 developed, emerging, and frontier markets using the International Country Risk Guide (ICRG) method. Included are reports with 27 statistical tables detailing past and future trends for GDP growth, inflation, the fiscal and current accounts, external debt, debt servicing, liquidity, and exchange rate stability. ICRG also produces a rating for country risk, in addition to a composite score for the country. This is a good resource to obtain information on risk in MINT countries.

Market Analysis Tools

This database includes tools focused on international trade. Tools available include:
  • Trade Map: an interactive database with time-series trade statistics, trends, and other useful trade indicators for more than 220 countries and territories
  • Market Access Map: a web-based analysis tool containing information on custom tariffs, market access conditions and rules/certificates of origin requirements
  • Investment Map: a comprehensive portal on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), international trade and market access. Information on activities of 130,000 foreign affiliates in developing countries is also available.
  • Trade Competitiveness Map: offers trade profiles for around 240 countries and territories.
  • Standards Map: a user-friendly portal for comparative analysis and review of over 40 private voluntary standards.

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