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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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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

New York Stock Exchange
Directories including UK companies listed on the NYSE and companies listed globally.

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.


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.


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

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


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.


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


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.


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

North America


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 1997 is also available.

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

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:


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

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 100 private companies in Canada, produced by Report On Business and the Global And Mail.



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

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.


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.

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

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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