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Online Fraud: EMEA Organizations See it as the Biggest Treat

Account takeover and application fraud experienced the most activity in the past 12 months • ID theft expected to grow and become significant concern for nearly half of credit providers in EMEA Experian recommends the following actions: Attain multiple and new sources of data Achieve a holistic view of customers Provide real-time, consistent and pre-qualified decisions Use multi-channel automation across ... Read More »

Worldbox Launches Comprehensive Company Database for Africa

The global Business Intelligence company Worldbox now offers complete identification company records for Rwanda, Tanzania, Mauritius, Uganda and Madagascar with extended business records for 25 other African countries.  Worldbox’s industry-leading business information database now contains the complete identifications of registered companies in 56 per cent of countries within the Africa continent, and coverage is continuing to grow month-by-month. Adding to ... Read More »

GDS Link enters Joint Venture to establish Samason Credit Bureau of Cameroon

GDS Link, a global provider of customer-centric risk management, process automation and Credit Reference Bureau solutions recently established a joint venture with Samason Global in its creation of Samason Credit Bureau Cameroon Ltd. (SCBC). Established by Samason Global, a leading provider of project and asset management, business consultancy and printing solutions to the Cameroon region, will now deliver consumer and ... Read More »

What Should be on Your Summer Sourcing Agenda? – Perhaps Look to Africa as a Potential Sourcing Destination

By Josh Green, CEO, Panjiva Panjiva recently conducted a survey to better understand the concerns, challenges, and opportunities on the minds of the global trade community. The responses were promising – most global trade professionals are optimistic about the year ahead.  In addition to optimism, a few other themes emerged – notably, concern about rising manufacturing costs and an interest in ... Read More »

Panjiva: Supply Chain Wage Inflation Worries Buyers and Suppliers

Last Fall BIIA member Panjiva kicked off a new State of Trade Survey to Panjiva members.   These members are a cross section of people who use trade data:  buyers, sellers, and people who research or analyze trade in other capacities. BIIA has just received Panjiva’s report which has the aim of showing how individuals working in trade see how the world is ... Read More »

Baidu and France Telecom Partnering in Africa and Middle East

Baidu (BIDU) is partnering with France Telecom (FTE) to offer a mobile browser tailored for African/Middle Eastern users – FTE’s Mobinil Egyptian unit is the first to provide the software. The tie-up represents another stab at international expansion for Baidu, one focused on markets where cheap smartphones will likely end up the primary means of accessing the Web for many. Source:  Seeking ... Read More »