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International Companies

A guide to researching international companies

How to Research an International Company

Researching international companies can be challenging and often requires looking for information in many places. Be creative and consider the research strategies outlined in this guide.

  • Start with the company website
  • Find a company profile in library databases
  • Search for official financial reports from the stock exchange or securities regulator
  • Keep up-to-date with news
  • Analyze industry sectors in foreign markets


Companies and Their Affiliates

These databases identify corporations with significant international operations:

Parent, Subsidiary or Brand?

Researching a company you know nothing about? Use the Corporate Affiliations database to:

  • identify the company (public or private)
  • see its family tree
  • find a list of its products and brands.

Brand Names

Search for the company that owns a brand name in this database.