Atlanta-based international business consultant George Havranek plans to compete in the already crowded publishing field of global business reports by offering thoroughly researched reports at affordable costs.

      Mr. Havranek contends that the widespread availability of information including the Internet enables his company, Havranek International, to provide informative and up-to-date information at far lower prices than those of more established firms such as Standard & Poor’s DRI, a division of McGraw Hill.

      Their reports are more expensive but not necessarily more useful, Mr. Havranek told GlobalFax in a telephone interview last week citing an S&P DRI study assessing the worst-case scenario for the global economy due to the Asian economic crisis.

      For $197, or less than one-tenth of the cost of the $2,000 S&P DRI report, his Asian crisis report is available including a diskette containing text and spread sheet files for integration of the document into a company’s internally generated reports.

      These may be electronically forwarded to key personnel or placed on an organization’s intranet, he said.

      He added that the report was based on the most up-to-date information gathered from more than 1,000 pages of economic treatises, articles, speeches and interviews from sources such as the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, OECD and regional news journals.

      Mr. Havranek has an MBA degree with a focus on international finance from Loyola University in New Orleans. As part of his MBA program, he attended the Louvain-la-Neuve University in Belgium where he studied international finance, international marketing and business in the European Union.

      For more information about his company visit his web site at  He may be reached by telephone at (770) 360-9550; fax, (770) 442-0127.