MarketLine provides over 31,000 profiles of companies from around the world. These profiles are based on published research as well as primary and secondary data sources. (Rutgers-restricted Access)
Mergent Online, the electronic version (Rutgers-restricted Access) of the Mergent/Moody's Manuals (DANA REF Index Table I, CARR Business Counter 2) has much information on 22,000 public firms around the world, with historical background, up to 25 years of financials, details on debt and capital structure, and Mergent's own equity research.
More information may be found with the guide to Company Research.