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Company & Industry Databases: Access statistics, company and financial data, industry and market research reports
- FAME - UK company reports
- AMADEUS - European company reports
- ORBIS Bank Focus - accounts for major international banks
- Thomson One - company accounts and share prices for a range of international companies
How to Interpret Financial Accounts
There are resources available to help you understand financial accounts -
Free resources -
Reading a Balance Sheet
A basic introduction from the BBC News Channel on how to read financial accounts
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Interpreting Company Reports and Accounts by
Publication Date: 2004-12-01
Guides the reader through the complexities of company accounts to show them how to spot undue risk taking and cosmetic accounting. With real world examples and accounts its practical approach demonstrates how to assess the financial and trading position of a company from year to year and look for clues on the quality of management.
Company Accounts by
Publication Date: 2003-09-25
Company Accounts: Analysis, Interpretation and Understanding provides a clear understanding of the nature and format of the annual report and accounts of companies, and a full introduction to the analysis and interpretation of financial statements.