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Company and Industry Information: Australian Companies

In this guide:

 Australian Company information

  • Australian Bureau of statistics (ABS): statistics on population, GDP, internet usage, religion, tourism, inflation, income, indigenous, labour force, crime.
  • ASIC: Australian Securites and Investments Commission: ASIC is an independent Commonwealth Government body that regulates financial services. The main roles of ASIC are:
    • Register companies and managed investment schemes,
    • Grant Australian financial services licences and Australian credit licences,
    • Register auditors and liquidators
    • maintain publicly accessible registers of information about companies, financial services licensees and credit licensees; and,
    • Make rules aimed at ensuring the integrity of financial markets.
  • ASX: Australian Securities Exchange: The Australian Stock Exchange is a marketplace for the trading of Australian and international shares and other financial instruments. It provides updates regarding the price of shares and other company information.
  • DatAnalysis Premium: Detailed Australian company information data including:
    • Corporate history and listing details
    • Cross directorships and committee composition
    • Substantial shareholders’ trading history
    • Takeover details from 1995
    • Corporate Calendar for key events
    • Industry comparisons
    • Price history and graphs
    • 10 years of financial data
    • ASX Announcements from 1998 in PDF
    • Over 45,000 annual reports
  • Factiva: Contains international newspapers and comprehensive Industry reports.
  • IBIS World: Contains industry research reports and provides strategic insights and analysis on over 500 Australian industries. It has Australia’s most comprehensive selection of reports, covering the entire economy — from Accounting Services to Zoological Gardens. Each report consists of thirty to forty pages of key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, current and historical performance, a five-year forecast, major industry participants and more.
  • MintGlobal: Company financials for large companies
    • Financial strength indicators
    • Directors and contacts
    • Original filings/images
    • Stock data
    • Detailed corporate and ownership structures
    • Industry research
    • Business and company-related news
    • Mergers and acquisitions deals and rumours
  • Newsbank: Full text of overseas and Australian newspapers with comprehensive coverage of Australian local press.
  • Trove: Australian library holdings and online resources including books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives.