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Thomson Reuters launches Datastream Professional Integration Tool

A comprehensive tool integrating top down macro-economic research with bottom up analysis in one powerful application Thomson Reuters today announced the launch of a powerful, new tool that supports investment professionals’ needs for tighter integration between macroeconomic research and fundamental analysis.  Thomson Reuters Datastream Professional combines unrivalled economic research with cross- asset analytics and fundamental data in one integrated application.  ... Read More »

S&P Capital IQ Acquires R2 Financial Technologies, Adding Capabilities in Portfolio and Enterprise Risk Analytics

S&P Capital IQ, a business of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) offering multi-asset class data, research and analytics to global markets and investors, today announced it has acquired R2 Financial Technologies, a leading provider of advanced risk and scenario-based analytics to traders, portfolio and risk managers for pricing, hedging and capital management across asset classes. Terms of the deal were ... Read More »

International Association of Outsourcing Professionals Partner with Global Supply Risk Monitor

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (www.IAOP.org) partnered with Global Supply Risk MonitorSM (GSRMSM), ( www.GlobalSupplyRiskMonitor.com), to offer a unique member-service to all IAOP ® corporate members. This service will equip members to continuously leverage real-time sourcing intelligence, monitor supply risks and enhance governance. Global Supply Risk MonitorSM currently monitors, predicts and manages risks across 50+ Countries, 100+ Global Cities and 500+ ... Read More »

Gartner Reports Double Digit Growth for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011

Contract Value $1,116 Million, Highest in Gartner’s History, Up 14% YoY – Full Year 2011 Diluted Earnings per Share $1.39, Up 45% YoY – Full Year 2011 Free Cash Flow $213.6 Million, Up 11% YoY Gartner total Q4 revenue was $427.7 million, up 12% year-over-year. Foreign exchange had only a negligible impact.  Net income increased 23% while Normalized EBITDA increased ... Read More »

LexisNexis® Launches New Advanced Scoring, Attributes, Data Analytics and Vendor Management Solutions for the Receivables Management Industry

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions announced the availability of new receivables management solutions that will help debt buyers, collection law firms and agencies improve their collection efforts, drive greater workflow efficiency, and increase overall profitability. LexisNexis introduced LexisNexis® Scoring Solutions and Collect Point Vendor Manager at the 2012 annual Debt Buyer Association (DBA) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Collection Attributes is a ... Read More »

D&B Reports 5% Revenue Growth for 2011

Core revenue for the full year 2011 was $1,758.5 million. This result is up 5% from the prior year similar period, before the effect of foreign exchange, (up 7% after the effect of foreign exchange). Operating income before non-core gains and charges for the full year 2011 was $500.1 million, up 4% from the prior year similar period. On a ... Read More »

Global Reach Group to become Libra Credit Group

The Global Reach Group, Damascus, Syria has informed BIIA that effective of Feb. 1st 2012 – the company has changed its trade name, postal address, emails & official website, to Libra Credit Group. The company address will be at Damascus Free Zone, P.O. Box 7710, Damascus, Syria:  E-mail address [email protected] or [email protected]   Website:  www.libracredit.com Source:  Libra Credit Announcement Read More »

Country Risk Climate: Trends to Keep an Eye On

Argentina – criticism from the IMF about doctored statistics; Kuwait – the opposition is gaining in parliamentary elections; Portugal – whatever deal Greece can hammer out with its creditors, Lisbon will want similar treatment. Other countries covered by this report are:  Canada, France, Greece, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal & Spain To read the full report click on the link:  Weekly ... Read More »

D&B Feels the Pulse of the US Economy

D&B has released its latest U.S. Business Trends Report for the 12 month period ending September 2011.  The U.S. Business Trends Report reflects the results of this tracking for approximately 34 million active U.S.-based businesses in D&B’s global database. This report summarized data trends for the 12 month period ending September 30, 2011.  D&B’s cogent indicators are sensitive to a ... Read More »

Nielsen Catalina and eXelate Extend Partnership

In the US, audience targeting exchange company eXelate has partnered with shopper insights specialists Nielsen Catalina Solutions to give CPG marketers access to data on in-store purchasing behaviour. Nielsen first announced a partnership with eXelate in March last year, integrating its granular online and anonymous household-level off-line data into eXelate’s Targeting eXchange. To power the new system eXelate collects data ... Read More »

Will Pinterest.com Become the Next Big Social Media Site?

Unlike Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, which rely heavily on text to communicate, members of Pinterest.com trade images – breathtaking, amusing, wry, silly pictures of their favorite things, from recipes to women in the news. Launched in March 2010, the site received nearly 11 million visits in one week in December, almost 40 times the number of visits six months earlier, ... Read More »

China Based Data Theft – Business is Already at War

As few as 12 different Chinese hacker groups commit the bulk of Chinese based cyber-attacks stealing critical data from US companies and government agencies, according to an article in the Indian Financial Express (December 13, 2011).   The article expresses the opinions of analysts and experts who stated under the cloak of anonymity that the aggressive and stealthy attacks are escalating ... Read More »

LexisNexis Open Sources Hadoop Challenger

LexisNexis Open Sources Hadoop Challenger LexisNexis Risk Solutions is opening up its High Performance Computing Cluster (HPCC), a system written in C++ that it claims is four-times faster than Hadoop when running data-intensive queries on ordinary Linux servers.  LexisNexis will release a virtual machine for testing, full binaries, and the source code in the next few weeks, the company announced ... Read More »

BISNODE Appoints Lars Pettersson as CEO

Lars Pettersson has been appointed as the new President and CEO of Bisnode. Lars is currently Managing Director of the IT company Atea’s Swedish operations and a member of Bisnode’s board of directors. Lars Pettersson has wide-ranging experience from the IT industry and comes more recently from Atea, a market-leading supplier of systems integrations in the Nordic and Baltic regions, ... Read More »

Credit Crunch 2.0 Looms?

The alarming news came earlier this week when an auction of German government Bunds flopped. Europe’s banks now have a very little access to wholesale funding and banks refuse to lend to each other. Companies are withdrawing deposits from peripheral countries’ banks thus forcing these banks to sell more assets or reduce lending.  This snow-ball effect creates a Credit Crunch ... Read More »

Alibaba.com Profits Up 12% in Q3 2011

Hong Kong-listed B2B e-commerce platform, Alibaba.com released its results for the quarter ended 30th September 2011, with revenues seeing an increase of 11% over the same quarter last year to US$251 million. Alibaba.com’s International Marketplace generated 59% of total revenues (US$149 million), a 12% year-on-year increase which the company attributed to revenue growth from Value-Added Service (VAS) and contributions from ... Read More »