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WorldBank: Countries and Regions

Available from this World Bank site are development reports, global economics and trade data, country and regional information, current research projects, and information on international development loans and activities.

World FactBook

Published by the U. S. Central Intelligence Agency, the World Factbook contains country profiles with economic, social, and political information. 

OECD: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Browse by country to locate full country profiles for the 34 OECD member countries (or news for non-member countries). An OECD country profile is subdivided by: Find (most popular), Display all (by topic or date), Statistics, Books, and What's New. While some publications require a subscription or online purchase, substantial material is freely available from this site.