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Finance & Banking - Recommended Sources

This page first directs you to some useful "Specialist e-resources" that are bought by the University and then there is a list of useful websites. Do remember to look at other Subject pages such as Accounting, Economics and International Business and Trade 

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Bloomberg  (in Library only) 

Remember as well as the Bloomberg Suite in Richmond there are 3 terminals on the first floor of the Library – useful with our extended opening hours but these machines cannot be booked for use.

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Datastream  (in Library only) 

If you are a masters or dissertation student, you may want to use Datastream – a very powerful database with financial and economic data from around the world. It is available through MyApps (ie anywhere on campus). Use is limited to two simultaneous connections at any one time. Try after 15 minutes if unsuccessful at first.

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Although known for its Marketing Reports this service provides useful UK Company Information including benchmarking tools and access to Company Reports and accounts from Companies House.

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S&P Capital IQ not in Discovery 

S&P Capital IQ offers deep global company information, credit ratings and market research with tools for risk assessments. It provides access to both real-time and historical information on companies, markets, transactions and people worldwide. Some investment reports on Companies available. Similar to Bloomberg but web based service available away from the University.

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SNL Unlimited not in Discovery 

SNL (Savings and Loans) is a global financial database providing news, financial data and analytics of banks and insurance companies. Bought by the Business School to replace Bankscope it is at present a Campus only resource. First time users need to register using a University e-mail address. 

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Fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks. Site has a lot of research papers and the BIS quarterly review. Links to the Basel Committee on banking supervision and world central banks

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Excellent explanations of its areas of responsibility, access to publications and statistics. Useful links to related material.  Includes new Prudential Regulation Authority

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Good source of research and data on investment topics such as Guide to Responsible Investment.

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A specialist association representing an arm of the investment industry this organisation has a very useful links page  listing major trade and professional bodies within the financial world plus regulators.

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New regulatory body for financial service industry replacing FSA

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Arbitrating between consumers and financial services

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Includes data, rules and regulations and some explanations of special issues

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Research and reports from the Pensions Institute based at Cass Business School. Contains useful link pages

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Find useful reports, policy submissions and responses to official reviews

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51 stock exchanges with links to the exchanges and including Monthly Statistics with price index levels at month-end, the share and bond turnovers in value, the market capitalization, the number of listed companies, as well as volatility and turnover ratios. Also futures and options trends and derivatives market surveys

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Lots of free market and company data and news plus consumer information to help you compare finance products.

banking
capital investment
finance
financial statement and company report analysis
investment

See also:

You may also find relevant resources listed under: Accounting, Economics and International Business & Trade.

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