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I'd like to expand on the Data Sources Online question. I found this site for a German convertible bond, all free and not requiring a sign-up.

I am looking for similar information for a Norwegian bond.

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German bonds. The search string I used for www.google.de was Bundesanleihen <Company name> <ISIN>. I believe "Bundesanleihen" means "convertible bond." I added "AG" in the name ("AktienGesellschaft," German equivalent of Inc.) This led me to the company site, which had prospectus in German and English, side by side. –  rajah9 May 5 '11 at 13:12
    
The German analogue to the SEC is the BaFin, the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht). BaFin has an English page at bafin.de/EN/Home/homepage__node.html?__nnn=true. While there was an analogue to sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/companysearch.html, I did not find company I was looking for (privately held?). The BaFin Company Database lists financial instruments (at least that's what "Zins- u. Devisenswaps sowie equity swaps (B5)" looks like). But it does not link to the actual prospectus. –  rajah9 May 5 '11 at 13:20

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Let me expand on the problem scope a little, to include company information and stock quotes as well.

German company information

Norwegian company information

  • Newsweb; choose your company name from the Issuer pulldown. Change the From Date/To Date and a search will give you headlines into the issues.

They are not as detailed as a prospectus, but they had the salient details for convertible bonds that I was looking for.

Norwegian stock quotes

  • Reuters; enter the company name in the search field. The .OL suffix means you're on the Oslo exchange.
  • MarketWatch; enter the company name in the search field. The NO: prefix means that you're looking at Norway.

Norwegian bond information

The bond I was looking for was not found on the Oslo Børs. Instead, I went to Google Norway and typed in the word "marked" (Market) and the ISIN, which had a NO prefix.

This led me to:

That got me the quote I was looking for. Note that while Börse Frankfurt had the quote, Börse Stuttgart did not. Further, the convertible bond I was looking for was denominated in EUR, not NOK, which is probably why it was quoted on a Stuttgart exchange, but not an Oslo exchange.

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