A new joint initiative by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is helping to improve the information available on the world’s 500 largest multinational enterprises (MNEs). These major companies shape economies and societies, but the information they disclose varies according to where they are head-quartered. The … Continue reading UNSD & OECD use OpenCorporates’ data to help the world understand multinational enterprises
New jurisdiction: Ukraine (1,526,000 companies)
The addition of Ukraine to OpenCorporates marks a couple of minor milestones - it’s the 125th jurisdiction, and we’ve now passed 135 million companies too. The data for Ukraine comes from its company register, Uniform State Register of Legal Entities, Individual Entrepreneurs and Public Associations (USR), published as open data in XML format by National … Continue reading New jurisdiction: Ukraine (1,526,000 companies)
New jurisdiction: France (10 million companies)
Enfin! Back in January 2017, OpenCorporates quietly started publishing France company data in "beta" mode. We're now formally announcing it after completing further work to allow us to process daily updates. It is thanks to the persistence, effort, and hard-work from open data advocates both inside and outside government that French companies are now available as open … Continue reading New jurisdiction: France (10 million companies)
New jurisdiction: Curaçao (130,000 companies)
We're pleased to announce that we've just added company data from Curaçao to OpenCorporates. Around 130,000 companies have been added, using data from Curaçao Chamber of Commerce & Industry. This also makes it our 123rd jurisdiction. Curaçao is located in the Dutch Caribbean region, just north of the Venezuelan coast, and it’s one of the … Continue reading New jurisdiction: Curaçao (130,000 companies)
New jurisdiction: Belarus (1.3 million companies)
Belarus is our latest addition to OpenCorporates’ database of companies, making it jurisdiction #122. We’ve added 1.3 million companies of which around 320,000 are registered companies, and just under 1 million sole-trader / entrepreneur (Предприниматель) registrations, many of which are historical records. The data is sourced from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities and … Continue reading New jurisdiction: Belarus (1.3 million companies)
Bolivia companies added to OpenCorporates
We’re pleased to announce Bolivia as our first South American jurisdiction to be added to OpenCorporates. Around 170,000 companies have been added, using data from Fundempresa, the non-profit concessionaire running the company registry database and website website, under contract to the Registro de Comercio in Bolivia. This also makes it our 121st jurisdiction. The data … Continue reading Bolivia companies added to OpenCorporates
4.4 million Japan companies added to OpenCorporates
Our latest jurisdiction to be added to OpenCorporates is Japan. Over 4.4 million companies have been added (making it our 5th largest company dataset), using the Open Data download files made available from the Japanese National Tax Agency. This will be our 119th jurisdiction, and brings our current number of companies in OpenCorporates to well over 115 … Continue reading 4.4 million Japan companies added to OpenCorporates
Texas companies added to OpenCorporates
As previously mentioned, we've been working hard getting Texas company data into OpenCorporates. We are pleased to announce that our testing is complete, and the "Lone Star" state becomes the 117th jurisdiction to be added to OpenCorporates, and 49th out of 50 US states. Texas is the 2nd largest US state by both land area and population, … Continue reading Texas companies added to OpenCorporates
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How we model data: Making gazette notices standard and comparable
A few weeks ago, we announced the launch of OpenGazettes, a new project that will make the information in government gazettes more accessible. As a next step towards the public release of OpenGazettes, we are sharing a first version of a schema for gazette notices.