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International Business: Companies

The following databases provide in-depth company profiles, analysis, overviews, history, SWOT reports and more.

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Additional Databases:
Business & News Articles:
News Articles:

A business directory lists companies by product or industry and includes location and contact information. Some also provide company size and sales.


International Companies:
Canadian Companies:

Companies prepare Annual Reports to provide a review of their operations and financial conditions.

Databases with SEC filings:
Public Company Filings:
Company Websites:

Many company websites provide Annual Reports and other disclosure documents in an Investor Relations page. pdf See example

Canadian Rankings:
American Rankings:
Public companies are easier to research because they are required to provide detailed information in annual reports.   Private companies and subsidiaries of public companies are more challenging to research because they are not required to release any information.
Which database do I use?
Video Tutorial

Watch this video to learn more about selected sources for company and industry research (including IBISWorld, Mintel, Passport GMID, and MarketLine):

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