Their websites and printed publications also have a great deal of information on what companies are up to around the world. Don’t get bogged down in their analysis and prescriptions however – their default ‘solution’ for ‘developing’ countries remains to bring in more companies and corporate investment.
The European Union and European Investment Bank websites produce lots of research, facts and statistics about companies active in Europe. Again, any analysis on these sites should be read very critically.
The websites of many of the organisations above also contain databases of statistics that may be useful for research. If you’re looking into the scale of corporate power for example, you may want to compare a country’s GDP to a company’s revenue.If you’re researching a mining company, you may want to find out about a country’s mineral exports, or if you’re investigating banks, you may be interested in data relating to the size of the financial sector as a proportion of a country’s economy, or the amount of state aid they receive.