Russia is one country that those seeking new markets, new investment opportunities, or new corporate locations consider. Because these businesspeople see a more transparent society a stronger economy, and an improved business climate. Searching financial information on companies is a strategic activity for information professionals, as well as for planning and business development, marketing, and mergers and acquisitions departments. In practice, these searches are always a challenge. However, there is good news for researchers: Company financial information does exist in Russia and it is a rather competitive landscape, with valuable professional databases and portals. Among Western data vendors, the author considers Bureau van Dijk as a very reliable provider, offering high quality services and high value interfaces that provide advanced searching and complex analysis. Using Dun & Bradstreet Inc is inevitable, regrettable as is the quality of their service and sometimes very poor commercial attitude. Besides the main providers standing at center stage, there are numerous Russian portals.
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