Albania: Business Guide

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Country Descriptions & Profiles

Note: Includes country profiles from several sources: Business Monitor International, Countrywatch Inc., Datamonitor, EIU, Global Insight, Going Global, Icon Group, OECD, and PRS Group. Select “Country Reports” from “Publications” column on the right. Highlights include:

Background Notes on Countries of the World: Albania

Published by the U.S. government, includes facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations and travel/business information.

 

Albania Country Review

Published annually by CountryWatch, provides demographic, economic, business, and environmental data.

 

Albania Economic Competitiveness

Published by the Icon Group using vertical analysis or common-sized statements, provides estimates of the financial performance and labor productivity of countries compared to global benchmarks.  Financial analysis includes asset, liability and income structure, ratios, profitability ratios and key percentile rankings.  Labor productivity analysis includes asset-labor, liability-labor, and income-labor ratios.

Finance, Trade & Commerce

Doing Business. Benchmarking Business Regulations.

http://www.doingbusiness.org/

Produced by the World Bank, this database provides information on business regulations and their enforcement in many countries. Countries are ranked according to ease of doing business. The Doing Business Indicators are comparable across 175 economies. These indicators include starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, enforcing contracts, and others.

Global Edge: Albania

http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/Albania

Created by the Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University (MSU-CIBER ), globalEDGE contains country specific news, statistics, history, economics, and government data.

Index of Economic Freedom: Albania

http://www.heritage.org/Index/Country/Albania

A Web resource evaluating the following areas:trade policy, fiscal burden of government, government intervention in the economy, monetary policy, capital flows and foreign investment, banking and finance, wages and prices, property rights, regulation, and black market.

Statistics & Goverment Resources

Albania Embassy in Washington D.C.

http://embassyofalbania.org/

Information about business and investment in Albania. Also contains information about flora and fauna, education, travel and tourism, visas, immigration, history, geography, people and culture.

Central Bank of Albania

http://www.bankofalbania.org/web/Welcome_to_Bank_of_Albania_webpage_5186_2.php?kc=0,0,0,0,0

The official Web site of the Central Bank ofAlbania includes information on currency rates, monetary policy, statistics and much more.

Institute of Statistics: Albania

http://www.instat.gov.al/

Important social, economic and cultural statistics, with links to other useful sites.