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Coface Appoints Thomas Yong as Chief Commercial Officer, Asia Pacific

Thomas Yong will manage the commercial activities across the Asia Pacific, including new sales, renewal business, customer relationship management and Coface Global Solutions. Thomas, a Business Administration graduate from the National University of Singapore, enjoyed a long and successful career at renowned corporations. Prior to joining Coface, Thomas was Strategy & Operations (SE Asia & Oceania) Director at Samsung Electronic ... Read More »

BIIA APCCIS Workshop on Data Standards

October 29th 2015; Time: 09:30 am to 12:30 pm – Park Lane Hotel, Hong Kong – Limited Seating The purpose of the workshop is to determine whether standardization of data and formats would be of benefit to credit reporting institutions and data users.  Standardization is also seen as a facilitator for greater information sharing between private credit bureaus, public credit ... Read More »

Opening Information Markets in Asia

A delegate of 60 executives came together last month at Outsell’s exciting first event focused on doing business in Asia, and co-produced with the region’s leading association, Business Information Industry Association (BIIA) Important Details: Leading-edge thought leaders blazing information industry trails in the far east came together last month at the Regent Singapore at Outsell’s event [1] to compare practices, ... Read More »

Linking Data is the Biggest Challenge for Global Marketers

Annual global research identifies linkage, technology and organizational structure as the three key challenges in digital marketing Digital marketers are facing an on-going battle getting to grips with the huge amounts of data they have to work with. The biggest hurdles and key priorities for marketers this year are dependent on having accurate, enriched data, linked together in a central location ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Launches Westlaw Asia

Thomson Reuters has launched Westlaw Asia, a single legal research platform, to deliver key resources such as cases, legislation, law journals and legal commentary to legal professionals in a user-friendly format.  The platform includes dedicated Westlaw Philippines content.  The Westlaw Asia platform currently covers the following jurisdictions: Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and the UK. This new service is ... Read More »

Trade Credit Insurance in Asia Seen as Top Area for Growth

Asia seen as top area for growth by trade credit insurance industry Asian members of the International Credit Insurance & Surety Association (ICISA), recently met in Hong Kong to discuss current market trends and the outlook for the industry in Asia. Richard Wulff, Group General Manager Credit & Surety at QBE and Chair of the Asia Committee: ”Members of ICISA see ... Read More »

Who are the TOP Online B2B Marketing Businesses in Asia?

BIIA co-founder member recently issued a report the Top 30 online B2B businesses in Asia.  This report provides a ranking, based on website traffic, of the Top 30 online B2B businesses in Asia. The companies broadly fall into two categories, online sourcing platforms and online trade publications. In addition to ranking the companies, this report also includes profiles of companies new ... Read More »

Senior Management Changes at Reed Exhibitions

International exhibition organiser, Reed Exhibitions, has recently announced several changes at top level management. Chet Burchett was appointed as CEO of Reed Exhibitions and will report to executive chairman Mike Rusbridge, who will continue in the role as executive chairman. Burchett’s new role will be based in the U.K. and officially begin in January 2015. Burchett will be succeeded by ... Read More »

Coface Appoints Hung Wong as Asia-Pacific Regional CEO

Coface announced the appointment of a new CEO for the Asia Pacific Region.  Hung Wong will be based in Hong-Kong and will be able to draw on extensive regional experience and a strong track record in sales, channel management and partner development to grow Coface’s business in the region. Hung Wong, 43, a science graduate from the National University of ... Read More »

Risk Management: The East-West Geographic Divide in Bank Priorities

FICO is seeing a stark a difference in regional risk management when comparing banks in Europe and North America to banks in developing countries throughout Asia. Europe and North America: Banks in these two regions were hit hard by the recession that began in 2008. Many banks failed, and most of the surviving banks hunkered down. The risk tolerance at ... Read More »

Global B2B Matchmaking Company Powerlinx Launched by Former Dun & Bradstreet Executives

Three former D&B executives and an executive of D&B Israel launched Powerlinx, a new global business-to-business matchmaking company.  Powerlinx received its first round of seed funding and unveiled its digital platform, which combines proprietary intent recognition technology, Big Data, and advanced needs-matching analytics. Now, through the power of these capabilities, companies can be directly connected to new markets, growth opportunities, ... Read More »

Powerlinx Announces a Transformative Global Business-to-Business Platform

New Platform Reinvents How Businesses Connect Powerlinx, a new global business-to-business matchmaking company, announced it has closed its first round of seed funding. The company also unveiled its digital platform, which combines proprietary intent recognition technology, Big Data, and advanced needs-matching analytics. Now, through the power of these capabilities, companies can be directly connected to new markets, growth opportunities, new ... Read More »

Asia Pacific Chief Risk Officers Navigate New Waters

At a panel discussion which FICO hosted in a recent conference in Indonesia, an Australian attendee stated that today’s CRO needs to be “part lawyer, part risk manager and part product manager to succeed.”  Clearly, the role of the CRO has gone from corporate policemen to something far more operational in nature. An Indian delegate agreed, saying that he felt ... Read More »

Country Risk Climates: Coface Upgrades Risk Sectors

Positive changes in North America and Asia Risks stabilise in Europe as the textile industry invests in innovation Risks have been upgraded to ‘moderate’ in the retail and automobile industries in North America and the services industry in emerging Asia  In Asia and North America, dynamic private demand continues to improve sector risks. According to the synthetic risk indicator developed by ... Read More »