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India Key Part of D&B’s Growth Strategy

While visiting India recently Bob Carrigan, CEO of Dun & Bradstreet,  said India’s progressive policies have put it in the limelight on the global map, and investors are beginning to view it as more business-friendly. In an exclusive chat with CNBC-TV18’s Ritu Singh, its CEO and President, Bob Carrigan, said India is critical to D&B’s growth strategy, as more and ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet India Releases 15th Edition of ‘India’s Top 500 Companies 2015’

122 companies from headquartered in the Delhi NCR region featured among the top 500-list this year. 65 companies based in Delhi featured in the list, followed by 36 Gurgaon based companies and 21 Noida based entities Dun & Bradstreet released the 15th edition of its premium publication ‘India’s Top 500 Companies 2015’ recently. 122 companies from headquartered in the Delhi NCR region featured among ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet India Held HR Series Conclave in Pune

As a part of its on-going efforts to provide a platform for exchange of knowledge, Dun & Bradstreet India organized an HR Series Conclave on “Building a strong talent pipeline” in Pune.  Companies across the world face the challenge of retaining the right people. Irrespective of whether markets are doing well or not, retaining right associates is the key to ... Read More »

Country Risk Climate India: A View from the Top

D&B India has published its D&B Economy Observer February Issue 2014.  The document contains recent economic developments and commentary.  It also contains a special article on India’s insurance sector: Technology is being seen as a game changer as it is going to drive the way for conducting insurance business in future. Going forward, insurance spending on IT is expected to increase ... Read More »

Indian Credit Climate: CFO Optimism Level Improved Significantly According to D&B India CFO Survey

Dun & Bradstreet India conducted a pan India survey of Corporate CFOs in which they were asked about their confidence in the overall financial and macro-economic conditions for Q4 2012 (Oct-Dec of the calendar year 2012), as compared to the same quarter of the previous year.  The survey revealed interesting facts about the CFOs’ perspective on the overall Business Climate: The ... Read More »

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has Approved SMERA as an Eligible External Credit Assessment Institution

The RBI has approved SMERA (SME Credit Rating Agency of India Ltd.) as an eligible External Credit Assessment Institution (ECAI) under the Basel norms. The RBI decided that banks may also use the ratings of the SMERA for the purpose of risk weighting their claims for capital adequacy purposes in addition to the existing five domestic credit rating agencies.  The ... Read More »

Credit Climate India: Business Optimism Sinks to 12-Quarter Low

The general uncertainty in the Indian economic en­vironment has taken a toll on companies and in turn, business optimism in the country has hit its lowest level in 12 quarters, a report showed. The Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) business optimism index has dropped to its low­est in 12 quarters in the third quarter (July- September) of the current year. While ... Read More »

Country Risk Climate India: India Poised for Lower Growth

Real GDP is expected to grow at 7.3% during 2012: The prospect of buoyancy in the growth of the Indian economy which was expected during the beginning of the year began to fade by the middle of the year and currently remains clouded by heightened uncertainty. Commenting on the economic outlook for 2012, Dr. Arun Singh, Sr. Economist, Dun & ... Read More »

Indian Risk Climate: D&B Business Optimism Index Falls by 21.7%

Mumbai India: The Dun & Bradstreet Composite Business Optimism Index stands at 143.6 during Q3 2011, a decrease of 4.2% as compared to Q3 2010. On a q-o-q basis, the index recorded a decrease of 21.7%. Based on the responses received, it was observed that each of the six optimism indices – namely, Volume of Sales, Net Profits, Selling Prices, ... Read More »

India: SMERA Rating Agency Receives SEBI Registration

The SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) registration makes SMERA, the sixth rating agency in India to rate issues related to capital market Mumbai, March 3, 2011: SME Rating Agency of India Ltd., a dedicated rating agency for the MSME sector in India, has been registered under Securities and Exchange Board of India (Credit Rating Agencies) Regulations, 1999. SMERA ... Read More »

India Country Risk Climate: D&B’s Optimism Index Is Up

India Inc’s optimism continues to surge with the index scaling to a three year high. The buoyant sentiment regarding future demand conditions, reflected in the fourteen quarter high resultant optimisms for volume of sales and new orders, which imparts confidence. Strengthening profit expectations of the Indian corporate sector since the last three quarters underscores the robustness of the confidence apparent in ... Read More »


The Dun & Bradstreet INDIA Composite Business Optimism Index stands at 142.8 during Q2 2010, a substantial improvement from an all time low level of 93.8 registered during Q2 2009.   On a q-o-q basis, the Composite Business Optimism Index increased by around 3.8% during Q2 2010, as against a decline of 3.9% (q-o-q) during Q1 2010. While the overall business ... Read More »