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This section lists several major print titles as well as internet resources that provide company information. Our Doing Company Research guide has a section that deals with foreign company research that provides additional information on the subject.

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Print Resources

Asia's largest companies : marketing and financial information on Asia's top companies. London, UK : ELC International, [2013]-
LC Call Number: HG4234.85 .A85
LC Catalog Record: 2013210811

Covers the largest companies in ten Asian-Pacific countries: China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. The publication also provides company rankings, sales, profits, assets, shareholder data, privately owned companies, the biggest financial winners and losers, trade index, table listing the International Standard Industrial Classifications (ISIC), directory and country economic indicators.

Directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the US. New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster, Technical and Reference Book Division, 1969-.
LC Call Number: HG4057.A21943
LC Catalog Record: 86657540

This print title is now part of a database offered by the publisher and includes both Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries and Directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the US. The online version has many more companies included than do the print titles. (Access limited to onsite patrons and other subscribers.)

Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries. New York, Uniworld Business Publications, [etc.], 1955/56-.
LC Call Number: HG4538.A1
LC Catalog Record: 55039067

This print title is now part of a database offered by the publisher and includes both Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries and Directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the US. The online version has many more companies included than do the print titles. (Access limited to onsite patrons and other subscribers.)

Hoover's Handbook of World Business. Austin, TX : Reference Press, c1997-
Annual.
LC Call Number: HG.4009.H66
LC Catalog Record: 92642305

Covers valuable information on 250 of the world's most influential companies outside the U.S. Contents include rankings of global businesses, rankings and analysis of industry, the world financial sector, services, trading partners, and world stock markets. The handbook also provides company profiles and indexes of profiles by industry, corporate headquarters location, brands and companies. Included in the ProQuest Business Market Research Collection database. (Access limited to onsite patrons and other subscribers.)

Mergent International Manual. Moody's Investors Service. New York : The Service, c1981-.
LC Call Number: HG4009 .M66
LC Catalog Record: 2002238072

Provides financial and business information on more than 13,000 companies in most countries. Includes company history, description of business and property, financial statements, management, debt, capital and other key data. National economic data as well as key country information is also included.

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Internet Resources

CorporateInformation.com
http://www.corporateinformation.com/ External Link

This site provides comprehensive company reports for a fee but it also offers considerable amount of free content. Under Tools tab you can find Top 100 Lists of companies by market cap, sales, operating profit margin, etc. Also under tools Research Links provides a list of information resources by country and by industry. On the country page it offers a free view of company snapshots with brief description and latest financial data: e.g. Argentina External Linkcountry page. Company Extensions and Security Identifiers External Link provides a useful glossary of company extensions and security identifiers that explains what the term means and where it is used. There is also Currency Exchange Rates External Linkthat are updated daily.

European Union Business Registers
https://e-justice.europa.eu/content_business_registers_in_member_states-106-en.do?clang=en External Link

Provides information on the business registers of each of the EU member states.

European Business Registers
http://www.ebr.org/index.php/about-ebr/ External Link

The EBR is a network of European business registers. It started off as an informal technical cooperation between business registers, and over time it focused on offering information on companies all over Europe. Today, users may subscribe to the EBR services via the business register External Link of their own country. This gives them cross-border access to information on companies registered in those countries that are participating in the EBR network.

Hong Kong Companies Registry
http://www.icris.cr.gov.hk/csci/ External Link

Allows searches in either English or Chinese on the current data of registered companies and records of documents registered and kept by the Registrar of Companies.

Kompass
https://www.kompass.com External Link

Global B2B portal that covers over 5 million companies in more than 60 countries. Basic company information is free but detailed company information as well as company lists by industry sector are fee based. Subscription database is available at LC for onsite patrons.

Latin American Business and Economics Resources: Resources for Company and Industry Information
https://www.loc.gov/rr/business/BERA/issue21/company.html

This guide provides resources for researching Latin American companies and industries.

Middle East North Africa. Financial Network (MENA.FN)
http://menafn.com/cm/ External Link

This site offers news, market data, research as well as access to a company database External Link that includes publicly traded companies and others in the private and public sector in the Arab world. Database includes company profile, contact info, operations, activities, detailed quotes, latest and archived news, charting tools, key financial figures and more.

Overseas Company Registries. Companies House
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/overseas-registries/overseas-registries External Link

Provides links to company registries of other countries, grouped by regions.

Russian Companies Directory (Integrated Foreign Economic Development Portal)
http://www.ved.gov.ru/eng/companies/ External Link

Provides helpful information on investment climate and foreign trade regulation in Russia. Includes a Russian companies directory,External Link and Russian Exporters Database.External Link

UK Companies House Register
https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/ External Link

Companies House is the official UK agency, (and a division of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy), that incorporates and dissolves companies, and collects and makes available data that companies are legally required to make available to the public.

Zawya
http://www.zawya.com/mena/en/ External Link

Provides business and economic news as well as financial market, company and industry information in the Middle East and North Africa.

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