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International resources

The collection of the ICAEW Library & Information Service includes articles, books and online resources on accounting, business and taxation across the world. This page outlines the international resources at your disposal - online, in person or through our enquiry service.

You can find out more about the information and services available through the links below, or take a look at our international flyer for a quick overview.

Accounting by country

The accounting by country pages provide quick access to any information on accounting in each country that the Library has identified.

The information available varies from country to country but may include details of accounting standards, comparisons between local and international gaap, information on professional bodies, publications in our collection and other useful sources.

Articles from major business and trade journals

Business Source Corporate
ICAEW members and ACA students have access to a wide range of full text resources via through the Library microsite, including articles from major international business and trade journals.

Find out more about Business Source Corporate.

Country profiles

Our online collection of country resources provide quick and easy access to information on over 180 countries including premium resources that are a benefit of your membership. The resources available for each country can include:

  • Accounting
  • Business environment
  • Company registration
  • Corporate governance
  • Economic forecasts
  • Labour market reports
  • Market research reports
  • Taxation

To make use of these resources take a look at the A-Z of countries or browse the countries by region using the links below:

If the country you are interested in is not listed please contact the enquiry team who will be able to advise you on whether we hold any information.

Doing business in...

The doing business in... pages are designed to help you explore the key issues for doing business in over 120 countries.

Each page includes links to free and premium guides to doing business along with a list of forums and support networks that you may find helpful.

Books

eBooks
You can access over 450 eBooks 24/7 on topics such as tax, accounting, management, finance and investment and corporate governance. Find out more about the collection and view the A-Z of eBooks at icaew.com/ebooks

Book loans by post
The postal book loan service is also available for you to use. Contact the enquiry team to discuss specific requests, as some restrictions may apply if you are located outside the European Union. To find details of all the publications held by the library, search the library catalogue, LibCat at icaew.com/libcat

Global industry guides

Do you need to gain an understanding of a new market for business? Use our industry guides to help start your search...

Our series of industry guides provide a package of information on over 40 industry sectors for the UK and  international markets. The guides include links to UK and international market research reports, key statistics, trade bodies and trade journals.

Global tax resources

International Tax Centre
ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users can access selected databases from BNA through the International Tax Centre, including:

  • Asia-Pacific Focus

To find out more about the resources available, take a look at our page on the BNA databases available.

IBFD Tax Research Platform
The enquiry team can search the IBFD Tax Research Platform on your behalf for information on international taxation and the text of double tax treaties. Extracts can be emailed to ICAEW members free of charge.

International assignments

If you are thinking about taking on an international assignment, read our selection of articles on the practical and financial considerations associated with temporarily living and working overseas. Read more about international assignments.

International Journals

The Library & Information Service holds an extensive collection of accounting, business and finance journals from across the world which includes the magazines of the Global Accounting Alliance and other international accountancy bodies.

The Library also holds the following GAA titles in print (click on the links below for full details of our holdings):

Research international companies

Company profiles
You can use the company profiles search to obtain profiles for 10,000 of the world's largest companies (such as China Eastern Airlines, Daewoo, Exxon, France Telecom and Tata Steel).

The profiles provide an overview of each company along with biographical profiles of key employees, information about revenue streams and analysis of strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities. Find out more from our company reports and profiles page.

Financial data
The enquiry team can source financial data for international companies using a range of databases. To find out more about this service, see our page on financial data.

Tax by country

The tax by country pages provide quick and easy access to information on the tax climate in over 140 jurisdictions.

  • Tax rates
  • Tax news and developments
  • Tax treaties
  • Surveys and analyses
UK and international market research reports

The ICAEW Library & Information Service provides ICAEW members and ACA students with access to over 6000 industry profiles through the Business Source Corporate database. The profiles include market overviews, surveys and forecasts from a leading supplier of market research reports.

Search the collection

Wherever in the world you find yourself, you can continue to make full use of the ICAEW Library & Information Service. All our services are available without the need to visit, and much information is on our website.

If you are unable to visit the Library in person why not use our enquiry service by email, telephone or fax? You can contact the Library Enquiry Helpline with your research requests by telephone on +44 (0)20 7920 8620 (including out-of-office voicemail) or by email at library@icaew.com.