Whether you are fortunate enough to have to manage your considerable financial liquidity, or are merely researching into the many ups and downs of the global economy, Euromoney is a very good place to start.
Perhaps your business is investment or even banking? Then you must already know this monthly journal is definitely for you. Now over 40 years old, it continues to cover the rollercoaster ride that is international finance and global markets.
The hard copy publication, available at Westminster Reference Library, is complemented by a detailed and full online archive back to 1996 – including news, comments, analysis, rankings, reports, quarterly league tables broken down by industry and much more.
You will also find Euromoney’s benchmark surveys and awards, including the prestigious Private Banking Awards and Awards for Excellence essential reading if you are bravely seeking to work in this somewhat beleaguered industry. Even a quick glance at Euromoney will make you fluid in finance speak and give you an insight into the precarious, some would say exciting world, of the finance industry.
So why not begin your journey by investing your time in a visit to the Business Information Point at Westminster Reference Library – get access to Euromoney and more!
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When the London Financial Guide was first published in 1888, it could have equally have been called the World Financial Guide. For many commodities and services, the London market was the World market.
This “stockbrokers’ bible” eventually became the Financial Times, later merging with its arch-rival, the Financial News. Very early on, it turned salmon pink, so the city gents could easily find it on the newsstand.
Meanwhile, other financial centres grew up in Europe, America and around the World, and the FT kept ahead of the curve. Not only was the coverage extended well beyond the shores of this country, the paper was also published and printed around the globe. For the first time in the late 1990s, more copies were sold abroad than in the UK.
Easy to dismiss as just for finance nerds, the FT, its coverage and its own history provide a fascinating timeline of globalisation. Of course, the FT is still at it, in print, online, on handhelds and smart phones. But the broad picture is probably best appreciated by digging into the FT Archive, now available online (in full facsimile) from the first issue in 1888 until 2006. All you need is your library membership card to access it from anywhere.
The FT would probably suffer a corporate heart attack if I suggested that it was a scandal-rag, but it’s often been the first to uncover the juicy scams. In the 1880s it was Her Majesty’s Dockyards knocking out snuff boxes for the private market; much later we can read about Robert Maxwell and his unsavoury activities, It’s all there for the dedicated scumbag-collector. There are nearly 21,000 hits for “scandal” – lovely!
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One of our best-loved business resources, Experian B2B Researcher is an online UK company database listing thousands of businesses & company contacts. It’s ideal for finding business contacts, UK company information and for creating mailing lists, and is available to use at all our Business Information Points across the City.
As well as providing detailed UK company information (including contact details, financials, ownership data etc), business searches can be made using a wide range of criteria i.e. by location (town, city, local authority, ward and postcode), industry or activity, turnover, no of employees etc.
Experian is especially useful in that it includes both larger, registered companies and unregistered companies i.e. SMEs (small to medium sized enterprises) and sole traders. Industry searches can be made not only by using the SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) codes, but also using Thomson and Yellow Pages codes, which include activity descriptions which people are often more familiar with i.e. fashion, leisure, football, aromatherapy etc. This allows searchers to find company listings for businesses in niche sectors i.e. Dog walking, Party Planners & Organisers Fancy Dress, Designers-TV, Film & Theatre, Theatres & Concert Halls etc.
All search results can be usefully downloaded into an excel spreadsheet and used to create tailored mailing lists.
So whether you are starting a business and need to find out how many businesses already operate in a particular sector and/or where they are located, or are seeking to market your products & services to other businesses, or are looking for work in a particular industry and need to find company listings, check out Experian. This is a database which really has a lot to offer!
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