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Company Information Reveals World’s Most Profitable Firms

The twenty most profitable businesses, globally, have been revealed via business intelligence reports with Finance, Tech and natural resources companies dominating. The company with the highest profits in the world today is the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China with revenues of $89 billion.  Despite its net income from continuous operations currently at $43 billion, profits at the Chinese bank ... Read More »

Australian Credit Demand Mixed with Hunger for Credit Cards

Overall consumer credit demand eased to -1.8% (vs September quarter 2013) Credit card applications up 7% on September quarter 2013 Personal loan applications fall 10% on September quarter 2013 Growth in mortgage applications cools nationally to +5.1% (vs September quarter 2013) The Veda Quarterly Consumer Credit Demand Index, which measures the volume of credit card and personal loan applications processed at ... Read More »

Baidu & Xiaomi Struck a US$300 million Deal in iQiqi Video Site

Xiaomi (now China’s biggest smartphone vendor and #3 worldwide) and Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) are each investing $300M in Baidu’s iQiyi video site, according to China Business Daily Baidu, Youku, SOHU, and Tencent have been battling fiercely in a Chinese Web video market that features no dominant YouTube-like player for user-generated/short-form content, nor any dominant Netflix-like player for TV shows and movies. ... Read More »

Expert System and WAND Partner in Enterprise Information Management

Expert System US, Inc., a leader in semantic technology, and WAND, Inc, the leader in the development of enterprise taxonomies, today announced a partnership that will enable businesses to implement a simpler, more accurate organization of data and documents. Making internal and external information more “findable” allows enterprises to be more innovative, to manage the relationships with their customers more effectively ... Read More »

Penton’s Aviation Week & Space Technology to Become a Daily Experience

Penton’s  Aviation Week, the leader in aerospace information and media, is expanding its flagship property, Aviation Week & Space Technology (AW&ST), into a multi-platform, enhanced subscription model.  The full offering, in beta test now, will launch shortly. With subscribers in 180 countries, AW&ST decided to create a timely experience that is not mostly reliant on print.  Subscribers will soon also be able to have a ... Read More »

HG Data Expands Coverage Footprint to Asia-Pacific and Europe

A pioneer in reporting on the use of enterprise technology, HG Data Company is expanding its geographic footprint in 2015.  Initially with its launch in the U.S. in 2010, it became best known for its unique ability in tracking the presence of more than 4000 IT products and technologies at more than 1 million business locations in North America. Effective ... Read More »

Callcredit Appoints Mike Gordon as CEO

Callcredit Information Group has announced that Mike Gordon will succeed John McAndrew as the company’s  chief executive officer. The transition is expected to take place at the year-end. Mr Gordon was previously executive vice president for sales, services, and marketing at Fair Isaac Corp.  Callcredit is a major player in the UK consumer credit data and marketing services industries.  Callcredit ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate:  Appetite for Business Credit Lifts

According to the Veda Business Credit Demand Index the appetite for business credit lifts in Q1 2014, led by non-mining sectors (BCDI July to Sept 2014) Overall business credit applications rose 3.6% for the September quarter 2014 (vs September quarter 2013) Growth in business loan and trade credit applications, particularly in non-mining sectors in September quarter Decline in asset finance ... Read More »