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RISK CLIMATE NEW ZEALAND: 20,000 NEW ZEALAND FIRMS HAD THEIR COMPANY RISK RATING REVISED IN THE MARCH QUARTER 2010

Close to 20,000 New Zealand firms had their risk profile revised in the first three months of 2010, according to new research released today by credit reporting agency Dun & Bradstreet. The research reveals that close to 9,000 firms had their rating downgraded and are now more likely to experience financial distress over the coming year despite the economic recovery. ... Read More »

GOOGLE IS BENDING TO CHINA’S RULE

The company is now launching a final attempt to find a compromise. Instead of automatically redirecting users in China to its Hong Kong site, it has created a “landing page” on Google.cn that offers visitors an optional link to the Hong Kong site.   Google said it had resubmitted its ICP licence renewal application based on this approach.  Source: Google and ... Read More »

GLOBAL ADDRESS ASSOCIATION FORMED

As indicated in previous BIIA Newsletter issues there appears to be serious interest in dealing with the standardization of addresses around the globe.  BIIA affiliate ‘The Prescott Report” has recently initiated the formation of a global address association.  The mission of the global address association is to meet significant needs to globalize the “address industry” and improve the state of ... Read More »

CREDIT SCORE AMENDMENT TO MAKE BANKS TIP HAND

Certain US consumers will soon know a lot more about their creditworthiness, and that power could create competitive and compliance headaches for lenders.  An amendment approved Monday to the Senate regulatory reform bill would give consumers free access to their credit scores if they are denied a loan, receive unfavorable terms on one, or if they are otherwise hurt because ... Read More »

STRONG INTERNET GROWTH PREDICTED BY YAHOO

The Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia will account for almost 90 per cent of growth in online ad spend in South East Asia in the next five years, research by Yahoo! has found.  The value of online advertising in the Philippines is expected to reach US$22.3 million this year as young and influential Philippinos increasingly look to the Internet for entertainment ... Read More »