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Company information

A listing of free resources to help you find company rankings, financial information, announcements and other useful company information.

General resources

Company Directories
Links to global, national and regional directories listing companies and businesses.

Company Extensions
Useful listing of company extensions and security identifiers, with country of origin and a concise definition of company type. The listing is produced by Corporate Information as part of their huge company information service, and includes direct links to listings of company information sources for each country.

Corporate Information
Company information service that provides corporate profiles, listings of international company directories, industry-specific reports, a listing of company extensions, international business news, research reports, and state-by-state US company information sources. Research a country, a country's industries or individual companies. Registration is free.

Fortune Global 500
The top 500 largest corporations in the world listed by country and region.

FT 500
The Financial Times publishes an annual listing of the world's largest companies, along with a top 500 for Europe, Japan, the UK and the US. An archive of the FT UK 500 is also available.

Knowledge Guide to international company registration
Guide produced by the Library & Information Service covering company registration in a number of countries worldwide.

Moody's
Global credit ratings, risk analysis, deal research and commentary. Registration is required for this service.

UK

Company information and reports

AIM company search
Database of AIM companies by name, sector, location, industry sector and brokers. The information available on each company includes a chart of share price movements.

Investegate
Company announcements service for UK quoted companies, including regulatory notices, quarterly results, acquisitions, strategy reports and dividends. Announcements can be viewed by market, sector or company name.

London Stock Exchange
Search by company name, FTSE index, sector or region.

Northcote
Useful collection of direct links to annual reports for listed companies, with a search function and the ability to browse by FTSE index (covering the FTSE100, FTSE250, FTSE All Share and FTSE Small Cap indices). The annual reports are also arranged in a separate listing by sector.

SCoRe Search Company Reports
A national catalogue of company reports held in UK libraries.

WebCHeck
A company name search tool provided free of charge by Companies House that allows you to search for information on over 2m companies. The results for each company include a list of documents that are available to order.

UK companies listed in the US

Listings Directory
Directory of UK companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). A complete directory for companies listed globally is also available.

NASDAQ International Companies: United Kingdom
A directory of international companies listed on the NASDAQ from the UK. A full directory of international companies arranged by country can be accessed through the A-Z index on this page.

UK companies listed on other exchanges

Tokyo Stock Exchange: Listed/delisted Foreign Companies
Current and historic information on international companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Europe

Europages
Lists 150,000 companies from 25 countries. Searches are by company name or product/service. Also includes information on conducting business in Europe, business fairs and exhibitions, the European Chambers of Commerce, standardisation organisations and economic and market statistics for countries.

European Business Register
Latest company information straight from the company registrar.

Tenders on the web
Searchable subscription database of European Public Procurement contract.

France

DAFSA
An established French specialist in business information providing industry-specific and general market data.

Societe
Free French-language company information service. The database can be searched by location, company name or industry sector.

Germany

Trade Links: Company Research
Information centre from the German-British Chamber of Industry and Commerce, which includes a listing of company databases with brief reviews in English.

Ireland

Companies Registration Office (CRO)
The CRO provides a directory of company names and registered office addresses. Further company information is available to account holders.

Italy

Cerved
Italian company information service, with services for international customers in English. Fee-based services available through registration include company searches, financial statements, a who's who, and competitor benchmarking.

Romania

Credit Info
Company and credit report service for information on Romanian companies.

North America

US

Bloomberg
Includes Hoover's Masterlist brief company profiles of 10,000 US public and private companies.

Fortune 500
The Fortune 500 is an annual ranking of America's largest corporations. The online version includes company profiles; the list can also be purchased in spreadsheet form from the Fortune Datastore). An archive of the Fortune 500 from 1955 to 2005 is also available.

Mergent Online
Online source for US company information data. Formerly known as Moody's Online Manuals.

NASDAQ
Contains links to the corporate web sites of companies listed on the exchange.

Public Register's Annual Reports Service
US public company annual reports free online.

Ownership of US companies

EDGAR is the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system used by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Free EDGAR services include:

Canada

Investcom
Covers all listing companies which are trading on the CNQ, NEX Board, TSX, the TSX Venture, the Montreal Exchange and the Nasdaq Canada.

Sedar
Canadian Public Securities filings and company profiles available since 1997 from Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and the Canadian Depository for Securities (CDS).

Top 1000 Companies (Canada)
Online annual listing of the top 1000 companies and top 350 private companies in Canada, produced by Report On Business and the Global And Mail.

Asia-Pacific

Australia

Australian Stock Exchange
Includes market statistics, company information, ASX markets, and shareholder information.

Connect 4
Subscribers can access annual reports, target statements, corporate governance material and directors' information.

Hong Kong

HKE
Hong Kong Stock Exchange, markets information, stock prices and listed company information. Daily stock quotes.

Investor Relations Asia Hong Kong Companies
Profiles, news releases, contact information, and other information about public Hong Kong companies.

Japan

Japan Financials
Search by company name or SICC number for full financial records of Japanese companies. Available in Japanese and English.

Tokyo Stock Exchange
Listed companies including a company search, equities and bonds, futures and options, indices, market data and statistics.

New Zealand

a'Courts Business Handbook
A database of over 59,000 brand names in over 40,000 product categories and business types.

NZ Exchange Ltd
Market activity, NZ markets, investment and data products.

New Zealand Companies Office
Search for public companies by name, director, shareholder, address or historical name. Register or reserve a company name, update director and address information. Company registration information.

Ministry of Economic Development
Free resources, tools and information to help people start, manage and grow their business.

Middle East and North Africa

AMEinfo.com
Free company directory containing basic information on over 300,000 companies in the Middle East and North Africa. Data for companies include contact details and business activities.

Rime
Provides credit risk and other company reports on Middle East, North African and Mediterranean companies on on a pay-as-you-go or subscription basis.

Zawya
Company directory covering around 15,000 Middle East and North African firms. Some basic company information is available for free whilst more detailed information incurs a charge. A useful List Builder is available allowing users to create custom lists of companies.

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