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The Nikkei Economic Electronic Databank System (NEEDS) provides over 50 years of high quality Corporate Financial, Equity, Fixed Income and Macroeconomic data. NEEDS is unrivalled in the scale, scope and accuracy of its data, making it the perfect source for a wide range of tasks from front office research to back office processing and from Marketing & PR to quantitative analysis.

We’ve developed a range of data access options to fulfil the requirements of its clients. Subscribing clients can receive daily data files via NEEDS BULK directly to their in-house database; or they can access the NEEDS-FinancialQUEST databases directly through the web-browser based FinancialQUEST. For clients who do not require a continuous subscription service, NEEDS SPOT provides one-off data access based on client parameters.

The service is subscribed by over 95% of Japanese financial Institutions, including all top 10 securities companies and all six of the major banks in Japan, a true indication of the calibre of the services provided by NEEDS.


NEEDS for Professionals Nikkei provides the most accurate Corporate Financial and Securities data for all listed Japanese companies in consistent and easy to compare format.
NEEDS for Corporates Whether it is for marketing or Investor Relations, NEEDS provides fast reliable information and news via services that are easily accessible and updated daily.
NEEDS for Academics With over 50 years of high quality data, NEEDS has been used extensively by research institutions and universities all over the world.


4th September 2019
Changes to the Nikkei Stock Average

Nikkei Inc. will make the following changes to the Nikkei Stock Average (Nikkei 225) constituents as a result of the annual review. ...Read more
10th July 2019
Changes to the Nikkei Indices

Chiyoda Corporation (6366), a constituent of the Nikkei Stock Average (Nikkei 225), the Nikkei 500 Stock Average (Nikkei 500), and the Nikkei 225 Global Exposure 50 Index will be reassigned to the 2nd Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange on August 1. ...Read more
14th June 2019
Regarding the Stock Split of SoftBank Group in Nikkei 225

SoftBank Group Corp. (9984), a Nikkei Stock Average (Nikkei 225) constituent, is planning a stock split of 1 to 2. From the market open of the ex-right date, which is June 25, Nikkei Inc. will change the presumed par value of SoftBank Group from 50/3 yen to 25/3 yen ...Read more
23rd April 2019
Notice regarding 10-day Holiday in April - May 2019

Japanese 10-day holiday related to the Imperial succession starts from Saturday, April 27 and ends on Monday, May 6. Japanese financial markets such as equities, derivatives, and commodities are closed for this period and resume on Tuesday, May 7. ...Read more

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