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Easy to use, to click is to find. Start now your search and find high quality business contacts. De ABC database for the Netherlands contains more than 120.000 companies, classified in 50.000 products and over 100.000 brands.

900,000 companies selected in 35 european countries. Europages, the european business directory available in 25 languages.

Infospace, one-stop business search

The distribution network provides exposure to more than 100 million monthly consumer business searches. Consumers can locate merchants, search White Pages directories, research products and services, obtain maps and directions, and plan entertainment, leisure and travel activities. New wireless search features allow users to search directory listings while "on the go."

Country information

Business Environment Snapshots is your one-stop guide to business environment indicators, laws, and World Bank Group project information for 151 countries.

Provides the full spectrum of international business consulting services for clients interested in doing business in Asia.

Business Trends Asia is dedicated to providing in-depth information about emerging trends and developments in South- and Southeast-Asia.

Country information of the Central Intelligence Agency, CIA.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development was established in 1991 when communism was crumbling in central and eastern Europe and ex-soviet countries needed support to nurture a new private sector in a democratic environment. Today the EBRD uses the tools of investment to help build market economies and democracies in countries from central Europe to central Asia.

European Union and its main trading partners. Economic and trade indicators listed by country and region.

Country Profiles and Resources. FITA offers links to resources for most countries in the world as well as more than 80 country profiles developed by Export Enterprises, of Paris, France.

Created by the International Business Center at Michigan State University (IBC), globalEDGE™ is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities.

The International Trade Centre provides links to national trade support institutions and country specific business information. In addition it presents trade and market profiles based on trade statistics which benchmark national trade performance and provide indicators on export supply and import demand.

The Leading source for Latin American Economies, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.

The OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to:

• Support sustainable economic growth
• Boost employment
• Raise living standards
• Maintain financial stability
• Assist other countries' economic development
• Contribute to growth in world trade

The OECD also shares expertise and exchanges views with more than 70 other countries, from Brazil, China, and Russia to the least developed countries in Africa.

Portals to the World contains selective links providing authoritative, in-depth information about the nations and other areas of the world. They are arranged by country or area with the links for each sorted into a wide range of broad categories. The links were selected by Area Specialists and other Library staff using Library of Congress selection criteria.

Information from The Worldbank about countries and economies.


CBI contributes to the equitable economic development of selected developing countries by providing export marketing and management support to their SME exporters and Business Support Organisations with the purpose of increasing exports to Europe.

A knowledge community on culture and communication in international business.

The Doing Business project... provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 178 countries and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.

This section contains general information about the Netherlands from statistics and fun facts to detailed articles on the country’s government, history and society. If you’re coming to the Netherlands or have just arrived, you will find useful information. is a leading provider of quality English-language news about the Netherlands. Some 10,000 people read every day, either online or through a free subscription to its digital newsletter, which is emailed at the end of every working day.

eMarket Services is funded by the trade promotion organisations of Canada, Ireland, Norway, Spain and The Netherlands. The eMarket Services is a non profit project and serves to help our companies to expand their business. Our mission is to make it easier for companies to use e-marketplaces to find new customers and suppliers for their international business.

Gateway to the European Union.

This publication presents a concise overview of the main social and cultural trends in the Netherlands in the period 1995-2006. Among the areas covered are trends in the population profile, education, employment and income, health and health care, leisure time use, social participation, safety and housing. It presents an overall picture of the living situation of the Dutch and how it has changed through the years. It also explores trends in public opinion on politics, government and European unification.

The Agency for International Business and Cooperation (EVD) is a branch of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and is the central organisation of the Dutch government which promotes the international presence of Dutch companies in foreign markets and supports private sector development in emerging markets. The agency offers Dutch companies information and services critical for the pursuit of new opportunities in all markets and financial support for activities contributing to sustainable private sector development in emerging markets.

Etiquette, manners, and cross cultural, or intercultural communication have become critical elements required for all International and Global Business executives, managers, and employees. As international, multinational, transnational, multi domestic, and global business continues to expand and bring people closer, the most important element of successful business outcomes may be the appreciation and respect for regional, country, and cultural differences - known as cultural diversity.

The International Trade and Tariff Data from the World Trade Organization contains International trade statistics and a statistics database. The WTO is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.

Welcome to Intute: Business and management studies, brought to you by a national team of subject specialists from universities across the UK. We find and review the very best web resources to help you with your studies and research.

JETRO, or the Japan External Trade Organization, is a government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. Originally established in 1958 to promote Japanese exports abroad, JETRO's core focus in the 21st century has shifted toward promoting foreign direct investment into Japan and helping small to medium size Japanese firms maximize their global export potential.

Effective communication across cultures is paramount and we excel in helping clients succeed through the provision of key cross cultural solutions including translation services, interpreters, multilingual design and intercultural communication training.

CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis makes independent economic analyses that are both scientifically sound and up-to-date, and relevant for policymaking in the Netherlands.

Startpage with lots of links to international business websites.

We aim to assist buyers, government departments, researchers, the public and other enquirers wishing to access information about UK trade associations and business sectors.


All general information about economy. Glossary's, macroeconomics, microeconomics, FAQ.

This guide lists information about economics available on the Internet of interest to academic and practicing economists, and those interested in economics.

Analysis of the Dutch economy, forecasts, models and charts, reports about subject in the Dutch economy. Reports are downloadable in pdf.

This guide is sponsored by the American Economic Association. It lists more than 2,000 resources in 97 sections and sub-sections available on the Internet of interest to academic and practicing economists, and those interested in economics.

You can search or browse articles fellow researchers on topics such as the labor market and economic development. Publications are immediately and freely available, whether they are already published or still in progress (e.g. working papers).

WebEc lists and describes material that could be of interest to mainly academic economists and is at least in part freely available on the Internet.


The Doing Business law library is the largest free online collection of business laws and regulations. We link to official government sources wherever possible. Translations are not official unless indicated otherwise. We update the collection regularly but are unable to guarantee that laws are the most recent version. Please contact us if you have updated information.

Foreign law (the law of countries other than the United States of America), comparative law (the comparison of law of different jurisdictions), transnational law (law of multi-country organizations, for purposes of this website -- European Union, African Union, etc.) and international law (the law between and among countries -- treaties, agreements, international court decisions, commentary, etc.).

The collection of world legal materials gathers, country by country, continent by continent, the Internet-accessible sources of the constitutions, statutes, judicial opinions, and related legal material from around the globe. It also holds resources and document collections of International law.

Website from the Dutch Tax Administration.

Publications and on-line resources from the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.

The official global portal of the Chambers of Commerce.


Statline Statistics Netherlands, all figures within reach.

The Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat) is the statistical arm of the European Commission, producing data for the European Union and promoting harmonisation of statistical methods across the member states.

Eurostat's website offers free access to download nearly all of its data and electronic publications grouped into the following themes:

•General and regional statistics
•Economy and finance
•Population and social conditions
•Industry, trade and services
•Agriculture and fisheries
•External trade
•Environment and energy
•Science and technology

Created by the International Business Center at Michigan State University (IBC), globalEDGE™ is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities.

The OECD collects statistics needed for the analysis of economic and social developments by its in-house analysts, committees, working parties, and member country governments from statistical agencies and other institutions of its member countries. The OECD shares the experience gained by members in compiling reliable and comparable statistics with non-member countries.

420 indicators from the World Development Indicators (WDI) covering 209 countries from 1960 to 2009.

Since 1978 World Development Indicators has compiled statistics to provide an annual snapshot of progress in the developing world and the challenges that remain. It is the product of intensive collaboration with numerous international organizations, government agencies, and private and nongovernmental organizations.

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