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BIIA Welcomes Bisnode Germany as a new Member

Bisnode is a leading provider of digital business information in Europe, with a complete offering of online solutions for market, credit and business information. Bisnode’s business information services help companies to maximize sales, minimize business risks and make better business decisions.  We are delighted that Bisnode Germany, which is responsible for Bisnode’s operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, has decided ... Read More »

Alibaba acquires One-Touch

Hong Kong, 15th November: B2B e-commerce company Alibaba.com has confirmed its agreement to acquire Shenzhen-based export services provider One-Touch. This is Alibaba.com’s third acquisition this year. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. One-Touch offers Chinese exporters services including: customs clearance, logistics, cargo insurance, currency exchange, tax refund, and financing and certification. One-Touch’s services will reportedly be available through ... Read More »

Alibaba in Deal with Intertek

Hangzhou, 17th November: Also from Alibaba.com this week, the company has reportedly signed an agreement with London-based quality and safety solutions provider Intertek. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Under the working agreement, Intertek will make comprehensive assessments of suppliers listed on Alibaba.com. The third party certification will include the number of staff in a company, production capability, ... Read More »

Meet our Full Member Worldbox

Worldbox Business Intelligence is an independent service with information on more than 50 million companies worldwide. Worldbox also offers a Global Debt Recovery Service. Worldbox provides an unrivalled gateway to a vast repository of company information, providing easy access to detailed data on a range of essential areas, including: authentication and verification of company registrations and accounts, corporate and financial ... Read More »

USA Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Interim Chief – Elizabeth Warren Appointed

On September 17th, at the White House, President Barack Obama announced the appointment of Elizabeth Warren as an Assistant to the President and Special Adviser to the Secretary of the Treasury. This decision will allow Elizabeth Warren to act as an interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and will enable her to begin setting up the agency ... Read More »

Credit Management – The Necessary Evil Function?

Joseph Busuttil, director general of the Malta Association of Credit Management, started a discussion on LinkedIn implying that the credit management function is often seen as a ‘necessary evil’ function and therefore of little help in providing sustainable competitive advantage for a company. He states that an adequately equipped credit function is an indispensable resource. Properly skilled and trained credit ... Read More »