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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 »

Leadership Changes at D&B Europe

Corinne Saunders, the current leader of D&B International Partnerships & Latin America is to become President of Europe & the D&B Worldwide Network.  Corinne will lead the D&B European markets including the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands and the International Partnership Markets.   Corinne Saunders joined D&B in 2002 and since then, she has been Market Leader for the Nordics, Germany, Benelux ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Business Sentiment Falls Amid Global Uncertainty

Local firms have registered a sharp decline in confidence off the back of continued global economic uncertainty and financial instability says Dun & Bradstreet Australia. According to Dun & Bradstreet’s latest Business Expectations Survey, sales expectations fell five points and profit expectations remain flat based on results recorded last month. The drop in sentiment was particularly evident among manufacturers and ... Read More »

The Financial Times has named D&B CEO Sara Mathew as one of the Top 50 Women in World Business for 2011

BIIA congratulates Sara Mathew on this great achievement of being recognized as one of the leading business women in the World.   The Financial Times’ comment is in particular appropriate in the case of Sara Mathew referring to her involvement in transforming her company as customer needs and technology demands.   The FT commentary ends with the quote: Sara Mathew of Dun & ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Business Expecting Pick-Up In The New Year

Concern over interest rates falls with anticipated rate cut Businesses are showing renewed optimism about trading conditions in the New Year off the back of better than expected results in the September quarter and an anticipated cut in interest rates.  Dun & Bradstreet’s latest Australian Business Expectations Survey found that firms were anticipating improved performance across sales (+11), profits (+2), ... Read More »

D&B Announces Third Quarter 2011 Revenue Growth of 8% – Reaffirms 2011 Guidance and Announces $500 Million Share Repurchase Program

Revenues are perking up at D&B as reflected by a steady growth during the last three quarters.   D&B launched 5 new products in Q3 and more product introductions are expected in Q4.   Management stated that the upside of the business is not reflected in the current stock price, thus it is undertaking the largest share repurchasing program in its history to ... Read More »

D&B Introduces Turkey Risk Map

Helping customers measure the pulse of the Turkish business community Leveraging its analytical capabilities and company ratings, World Wide Network partner D&B Turkey has introduced the D&B Turkey Risk Map, a tool that will enable domestic and cross-border customers to understand average risk across geographic and industry sectors, based on the report-demand activity in a given quarter. To read the ... Read More »

Australian Credit Climate: Number of Consumers Applying for a Credit Limit has Halfed since Beginning of 2011

Australian consumers are putting their credit cards away in the lead up to Christmas. According to the Dun & Bradstreet survey of Consumer Credit Expectations, nearly two thirds of consumers will use their own savings to pay for additional expenses in the December quarter.  Dun & Bradstreet CEO, Christine Christian, said that Australians seemed to be turning away from the ... Read More »

D&B Announces Availability of D&B360TM for Oracle CRM On Demand and Oracle’s Siebel CRM

D&B (NYSE: DNB) announced that D&B360 is now available for Oracle (News – Alert) CRM On Demand and Oracle’s Siebel CRM. Now, Oracle customers can benefit from D&B’s data on more than 200 million global businesses and 53 million contacts, with information available where they need it – directly within the applications they use every day. With D&B360’s world-class data ... Read More »

Australian Credit Climate: Australian Businesses Expect Slow Demand

Australian businesses remain cautious about the outlook for Christmas amid expectations of slowing demand and greater economic uncertainty. According to the Dun & Bradstreet Business Expectations Survey for the December quarter, firms are keeping expectations for the holiday period firmly in check with more than 50 per cent of firms anticipating demand to slow over the next 12 months. Dun ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Business Failures Jump 25 Percent

Retail and service-based startups fall dramatically as failures rise Business failures rose 25 percent during the June quarter to reach their highest level in 12 months. Smaller businesses and those in the retail, finance and service sectors recorded the highest failure rates, indicating firms in troubled sectors of the economy are struggling to stay afloat during periods of reduced cash ... Read More »

D&B Launches 200-Day Digital Tribute to Mark Reaching 200 Million Businesses

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) has reached a significant milestone: 200 million businesses covered in its global database. To celebrate, D&B will take the next 200 days to say “thank you” through a digital tribute to businesses around the world. Businesses can submit their own stories and join D&B’s celebration at www.dnb.com/200million. “Providing insight on more than 200 million businesses ... Read More »

Salesforce.com and Dun & Bradstreet Launch Data.com

Salesforce.com is joining forces with Dun & Bradstreet on Data.com, a cloud-based storehouse of company and customer contact information for use in CRM (customer relationship management) systems. The Dun & Bradstreet partnership will provide Data.com users with access to 200 million businesses.  That information will “seamlessly integrate” with the Jigsaw contact data and be accessible from within Salesforce.com’s on-demand CRM ... Read More »