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Credit Climate USA: Credit Risk and Demand Drop at Conclusion of 2010 says TransUnion

TransUnion’s proprietary Credit Risk Index (CRI) declined for the fourth consecutive quarter indicating that U.S. consumers are less of a credit risk than in previous quarters. The CRI for the United States decreased 0.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010 and now stands at 125.61. At a national level the CRI dropped 118 basis points (125.61 from 126.79), pushing ... Read More »

Country Risk: TRENDS TO KEEP AN EYE ON

Albania – a still-fragile political situation; China – a more rapid dismantling of capital controls? Russia – exaggerated expectations for an early WTO entry; Vietnam – worries about rising inflation as a result of currency devaluations. To read the full story click on the attachment.    Weekly Focus 2-24-11 This page is provided by S.J. Rundt & Associates, Inc., specialists in ... Read More »

The BIIA Business Information Forum 2011 is Open for Registration

As part of Incisive Media’s new Online Information Asia Pacific event, we will be holding the BIIA Business Information Forum 2011 We thank D&B for supporting the BIIA Forum 2011 with a Platinum Sponsorship Taking place on Thursday 24 March, this intensive one day forum will address a number of key issues of interest to both users and information professionals. The ... Read More »

Alibaba Falls Prey to Fraud

Alibaba employees allowed either intentionally or negligently the creation of fraudulent ‘store-fronts’ by letting over 2,000 suppliers evade authentication and verification measures with the consequence that some buyers were defrauded.  Alibaba stated that this was an organized attack on the company’s integrity for illegal gains.  Approximately 100, out of a workforce of 14,000, which were involved in these scams were ... Read More »

TransUnion: Credit Risk and Demand Drop at Conclusion of 2010

CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – February 09, 2011) – TransUnion’s proprietary Credit Risk Index (CRI) declined for the fourth consecutive quarter indicating that U.S. consumers are less of a credit risk than in previous quarters. The CRI for the United States decreased 0.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010 and now stands at 125.61. At a national level the CRI dropped ... Read More »