Financial Data & Corporate Assets
How much you can discover about a corporation's financial and other assets is determined by several factors. Is it a public or private corporation? (see the section on Shareholders). Has the corporation been covered extensively in the news? (see the section on History and News). Has the corporation been profiled by Miller Freeman, Standard & Poor's, or some other corporate directory? (see the section on Corporate Profiles & Directories Of Corporations).
D&B Dun's Financial Records Plus.
Disclosure (and Compact Disclosure) database. (Combines data from the various forms corporations file with the U.S. SEC; also useful for other types of research, such as producing a list of the public corporations in each state).
Moody's Manuals. (Corporate descriptions, history, and finances).
U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission EDGAR database http://www.sec.gov/edgarhp.htm/
Yahoo Finance http://finance.yahoo.com/
Proposed Timber Operations and Other Investment Warnings
Early warnings about proposed timberland concessions, mill construction, and other proposed timber operations can be found in timber industry magazines (Asian Timber, Journal of Forestry, Pulp & Paper), the business press (PR Newswire, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times), corporate annual reports, and from agency materials such as:
ADB Business Opportunities: Proposed Projects, Procurement Notices and Contract Awards. Manila: Asian Development Bank. (Monthly; available via Internet at http://www.asiadevbank.org/
European Investment Bank created in 1958 as an autonomous body set up to finance capital investment furthering European integration; EIB's website includes summaries of the projects it is financing http://www.eib.org/
Global Export Market Information System (U.S. Dept. of Commerce). www.itaiep.doc.gov (Links to Eastern Europe, CIS, NAFTA, emerging markets, etc).
Inter-American Development Bank has an online list of their proposed and approved projects http://www.iadb.org/
Organization for Economic Cooperation (OECD) http://www.oecd.org/
Projected Pulp & Paper Mills in the World. Rome: UN Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
Russia Express Contracts. (Semi-monthly; available via the NewsNet on-line database).
Tradescope. Tokyo: Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). (Semi-monthly; focuses on import facilitation). http://www.jetro.go/jp/
United Nations Trade Point Development Centre (UNTPDC) includes announcements from eleven multilateral development banks; available via the Internet at http://www.unicc.org/untpdc/
U.S. Agency for International Development (U.S. AID) http://www.info.usaid.gov/
U.S. Commercial Service in Mexico. http://uscommerce.org.mx (Business and investment opportunities in Mexico).
U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation zzz
World Bank Monthly Operational Summary http://www.worldbank.org/ and Forest Policy Implementation Review Process zzz
World Trade Organization (WTO) http://gatekeeper.unicc.org/wto/