Thomson (or is Thomson Reuters replacement product for Thomson One Banker. It covers financial data on over 70,000 active and inactive public quoted companies globally – including key ratios, capital structure, latest deals, top holders and events. Thomson ReutersMarket awareness pages provide quick access to world indices, currencies and key exchange metrics like new highs and new lows, LIBOR, Benchmark bond yields and Treasury rates. Like Thomson One Banker, also provides access to deep content sets such as Ownership, Deals, Private Equity, plus Company Events.

For researching public (quoted) companies Thomson is one the best international company databases available to current staff and students at the University of Manchester. Other databases like Bloomberg or Thomson Reuters Datastream are only available on specific PCs in the library.

If you have used Thomson One Banker before, gives you an improved interface, additional market awareness and news, and convenient access to analysts’ reports that we previously accessed through Thomson Research. All the Business Research Plus tips for Thomson One Banker and Thomson Research will be relevant to Thomson

Thomson company overview (click to expand)

Thomson company overview (click to expand)

Thomson is only compatible with Internet Explorer versions 7, 8 and 9. In IE 10, set to compatibility mode IE 9. For all versions, allow IE to accept pop-ups. Unfortunately Thomson Reuters corporate clients are not pressing the company to make it available on more recent versions of IE. If you fail to allow pop-ups you will get returned to the home page and have to redo any searching you had started.

Researchers collecting data on large numbers of companies, or over a long time period, may prefer Thomson Reuters more research oriented database Datastream. Similarly, some researchers looking for deals (e.g. mergers and acquisitions) prefer SDC Platinum (also from Thomson Reuters). For a bit more detail see Researching Financial Markets … (June, 2012)

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