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BIIA at Online-Information Asia-Pacific Conference and Exhibit

BIIA partnered with Incisive Media, the organizer of Online-Information Asia Pacific by assisting in program development and organizing the BIIA Forum 2011.  Online-Information Asia-Pacific drew over 90 companies attracting approximately 1,000 visitors. BIIA took part in the exhibit together with its co-founder Outsell Inc.  In a cooperative spirit BIIA’s Hong Kong members, Business Strategies Group, D&B and TransUnion provided logistical ... Read More »

Troubling Times May be Ahead For Consumer Credit Bureaus in the USA

Beginning in January 2011, requirements are in place for lenders to provide Risk Based Pricing notices to many consumers applying for new credit, as well as consumers that have been negatively impacted by changes in terms on their existing loans (such as increases in APR).   Due to the complexity of both the Credit Score Proxy and Tiered Pricing methods ... Read More »

Trade Credit Supply Recovers

The Financial Times reported March 24th, 2011 that the supply of credit to support global trade has recovered after drying up significantly at the height of the global financial crisis. A study of 210 banks in 94 countries by the International Chamber of Commerce said that letters of credit and other forms of trade finance became much cheaper and more ... Read More »

Country Risk Climate: Trends to Keep an Eye On

Denmark – headed for a wave of bank consolidation Dominican Republic – a slow-down in growth and manageable external accounts Guinea – FX bureaus are shut down Mexico – stepped-up offers of dollar Options Nigeria – an ominous vanishing of hard currency reserves Slovakia – Serious political tensions Slovenia – a slow come-back To read the full story click on ... Read More »

D&B Releases Free Tool to Identify Businesses Potentially Impacted by Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

Tool Provides Insight on Customers, Partners and Suppliers in the Region SHORT HILLS, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– D&B (NYSE: DNB), the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, has released a free search tool that allows individuals to identify companies that are located in the prefectures impacted by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. This information ... Read More »

D&B Introduces DNBi Professional for Small and Midsized Businesses

Dun & Bradstreet has introduced an easy and affordable way for small and midsized organizations to analyze customer payment habits, protect cash flow and allocate resources for long term company growth. Part of the DNBi credit management product portfolio, DNBi Professional gives financial decision-makers a simplified tool to take advantage of D&B’s trusted insight on more than 190 million businesses ... Read More »

Q4 Payment Promptness Eases Off After 3 Straight Quarters Of Buoyant Performance

Singapore, 22 February 2011 – Local companies presented a confident show in the accounts receivable front in 2010, though Q4 payment performance started to decline with a drop in overall prompt payments, down 4.2 percentage points from Q3 2010. Optimism may seem to have rung back into the local business community, albeit not at past pre-crisis level.   To read the ... Read More »


Brazil – plans for tax hikes to stem capital inflows Chile – fast growth and higher interest rates Colombia – back to an investment-grade credit rating Morocco – political concessions United States – drowning in a sea of red ink. To read the full story click on the attachment:  Weekly Focus 3-17-11 This page is provided by S.J. Rundt & Associates, ... Read More »

Potential Business Information Opportunities in Emerging Markets

The G-20 Financial Inclusion Expert Group’s (FIEG) SME Finance Sub-Group recommends Scaling-up SME access to Financial Services in developing countries.  The key to making it happen lies in the development of supporting infrastructure and credit information. The International Finance Corporation (IFC World Bank Group), as the lead advisor to G-20 Financial Inclusion Expert Group’s (FIEG) SME Finance Sub-Group, issued a ... Read More »

Hong Kong to Host Asia’s Largest International Information Event

Discover the Latest Information Resources and Explore Latest Technologies at Free Exhibition Online Information Asia-Pacific Visit BIIA at the stand #512 and our members Dun & Bradstreet #305, Outsell Inc. # 510 and Sinotrust # 317 Attend the BIIA Business Information Forum 2011    BIIA Forum 2011 Program and Biographies March 7 HONG KONG – Online Information Asia-Pacific, the leading pan-Asian ... Read More »

Country Risk: Trends To Keep An Eye On

 To read the full story to click on:  Weekly Focus 3-10-11 Bahrain – Iran has a keen interest in overthrowing the regime; Jordan – an alarming document signed by tribal loyalists; Oman – when are concessions enough? Saudi Arabia – a critical period lies ahead – for the country, the region and the world. This page is provided by S.J. ... Read More »