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Business and Economics: Companies, industries, markets and countries

For students undertaking Accounting, Banking & Finance, Business, Law & Taxation, Economics, Econometrics & Business Statistics, Management and Marketing at Monash University

Use these resources when researching a company, industry, product or market, whether in Australia or overseas, for detailed and authoritative business intelligence. 

Company profiles

Company profiles (or reports) are produced by business intelligence providers. They typically cover: 

  • basic company information including locations, principal products/services, size 
  • company history, business operations 
  • key competitors and peer comparison 
  • current and historical financial and share data
  • top executive and board member details
  • ownership details, subsidiaries
  • performance analysis and forecasts.

Key databases for company profiles and data are listed below.

Company annual reports

All companies worldwide whose shares are traded on a stock exchange ("publicly listed" companies) must produce publicly available annual reports. They are available on a company’s website. In comparison, privately owned companies are not required to publicly disclose such detailed information.
The following databases also feature the annual reports (and other documents) for all Australian (ASX) listed companies.

Industry, market and country reports

Industry and market reports are a source of business intelligence for operating in particular industries, markets, countries or geographical areas. Content, emphasis and scope can vary between different sources, but industry reports typically include information about: 

  • the industry coverage, structure, and operating conditions
  • competitive landscape, key players, market value, market shares
  • industry financial and performance data, averages and benchmarks
  • trends, forecasts/outlook, opportunities

Key databases for industry reports are listed below. Each provides coverage of industries worldwide, unless specifically indicated.