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Business Information FAQs

Online sources may require a password, check the downloadable password sheet on the library area in Brightspace, or ask at a library Help Zone for more information.

You can use the Library Catalogue to locate print sources. 

Where can I find?

Click on the headings below for more information:

Beta values

  • Print source: London Business School Risk Measurement Service
  • Online sources: Thomson One Banker

Share prices

  • Print sources: Financial Times (daily prices); Company REFS (month end)
  • Online sources: UK - Hemscott (previous day’s close and 20-minute delayed price for UK quoted companies); worldwide - Thomson One Banker.

Industry averages for profitability

  • Print sources: USA : Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios
  • Online sources: UK - FAME using 'Peer Analysis' option, KeyNote using UK PLC and Business Ratio reports; Europe - AMADEUS, using 'Peer Analysis' option; worldwide: Thomson One Banker.

Information on Dorset companies

  • Print sources: UK Kompass (annual)
  • Online sources: FAME, KeyNote using Regional Sales Leads reports

Purchasing power of the GB pound (or US dollar) today/in…relative to…?