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NEEDS FinancialQuest

One-stop, ad-hoc data download


FinancialQUEST 2.0 is very popular with fund managers and researchers because of its range of detailed data, its flexibility, and its ease of use, the speed of update, and its length of data history.
One-stop, ad-hoc data download for Corporate Financial, Stock Market and Macroeconomic data
Offline provision of selected data to suit specific requirements
Microsoft Excel, CSV & Microsoft Access supported


Data Download

Nikkei has improved the usability of FinancialQUEST; databases are structured into Corporate Information, Stock & Debenture, Commodities and Economics to provide easy navigation and to ensure that you find the data you need as quickly as possible.

Search Function

The detailed search function allows you to control and filter by exact criteria, turning FinancialQUEST into one of the most powerful data search applications available and enabling you to combine data from separate NEEDS databases, for instance, corporate fundamentals analysis with quantitative equity analysis.


Search conditions can now be saved and loaded, enabling you to repeat the same search task without re-selecting the search conditions. You also have the ability to choose the layout of the data output, which enables you to align the data to your existing spreadsheets, saving you valuable time.

Search Function

The text search function enables you to find the companies and data attributes that you are looking for at ease. Searching for a whole list of companies is made easier too; you can highlight multiple companies or entire industrial sectors by conditioning search and data screening.


FinancialQUEST 2.0 software runs inside Internet Explorer using the latest .NET technology. No installation or specialised IT infrastructure is required and the software runs well on corporate LAN environments. Because FinancialQUEST is web based, it can be accessed from anywhere in the world, allowing access to the data you need while on the move.

Data Coverage


Corporate Fundamentals

Corporate Governance Evaluation System

Equities and Fixed Income Data

Macroeconomics and Financial Data

Industrial Statistics

Nikkei Alternative Data

Nikkei Indexes

Nikkei News Articles

Overseas Information

Region and Population

Can I try the NEEDS FinancialQUEST for free?
10 day free trial / Technical Support / Examples of databases you can use
Get a 10 day free trial of FinancialQUEST.

You will have access to all of the NEEDS FinancialQUEST databases and can see for yourself how easy it is to setup and download thousands of Japanese company financial reports, from the very latest corporate announcements to financial statements dating back to the 1960s.

We can only provide free trials to financial professionals or university staffs.

Full Technical Support

We are able to provide full technical support during your free trial, including setting up templates to automatically download data you require.

Examples of databases on FinancialQUEST
  • Stock Exchange Data

Nikkei has been calculating the Nikkei 225 since 1950 and over the years we have established a comprehensive and thorough record of Stock Exchange data. From Financial QUEST you can access full, non-biased stock pricing, attributes and corporate actions data from 1970 - present, and Nikkei 225 index data from 1950 - present.

  • Industrial Data

Nikkei has access to large amounts of macroeconomic data released by government departments, the Bank of Japan and research from Nikkei staff writers, all from one convenient source and in a consistent format to aid in company evaluations compared to industry benchmarks.

System Requirements

FinancialQUEST uses the latest Microsoft .NET technology to ensure that the program can be operated through corporate LAN networks. Because of this, FinancialQUEST will only run on Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1, 10

Browser Version

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, Edge

FinancialQUEST 2.0 adopts ‘Click-once’ technology that has been developed, distributed and updated by Microsoft Co. Accordingly; you can use Microsoft Internet Explorer only. You will not be able to access FinancialQUEST on Firefox, Safari, Chrome or other web browsers.

Necessary Software

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
  • Microsoft Excel 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019

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