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SaleSpider & Equifax Sign Data Partnership Agreement

SaleSpider.com announced a new data partnership with Equifax that will allow both companies to continue to develop and grow their business data divisions.  The partnership will enable Equifax to continue its focus on providing business-to-business customers with the insights and information that they need to help them make critical business decisions. For SaleSpider, the agreement will give the company access ... Read More »

Yellow Pages, Yahoo! Canada Expand Six-Year Partnership

Yellow Pages Group and Yahoo! Canada today announced they have expanded their six-year partnership to provide Yahoo! Canada users with an enhanced local search experience. Yahoo! Canada users can get better, faster access to local search results, as well as details on local businesses including hours of operations, photos, videos, ratings and reviews – providing an improved experience for users ... Read More »

D&B Recognizes Top Creditworthy Businesses in Canada

D&B (NYSE: DNB), the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, is recognizing top-creditworthy businesses in Canada that achieved a D&B Financial Stress Score (FSS) Risk Class of 1, the best score possible.  The D&B FSS is a dynamic score that updates continuously, reflecting the projected financial stability at a company, and is recognized internationally as an indicator ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Consolidated Q2 Revenues up 3%

Thomson Reuters (TSX / NYSE: TRI) reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012.  The company reported revenues from ongoing businesses of $3.2 billion, a 3% increase before currency.  Adjusted EBITDA was up slightly from the prior-year period and the corresponding margin was 28.0% versus 28.1% in the second quarter of 2011.  Underlying operating profit decreased 8% and ... Read More »

Moody’s Analytics Integrates FINCAD Analytics into RiskFoundation(TM) Platform

FINCAD, a market leader for innovative derivatives solutions, announced that Moody’s Analytics, the global provider of credit risk measurement and management solutions, has chosen to embed FINCAD Analytics in the calculation tier of its newly architected RiskFoundation(TM) platform. Moody’s RiskFoundation provides clients with the infrastructure needed to implement a world-class risk management system and comply with regulatory guidelines. The platform ... Read More »

S&P Capital IQ Acquires R2 Financial Technologies, Adding Capabilities in Portfolio and Enterprise Risk Analytics

S&P Capital IQ, a business of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) offering multi-asset class data, research and analytics to global markets and investors, today announced it has acquired R2 Financial Technologies, a leading provider of advanced risk and scenario-based analytics to traders, portfolio and risk managers for pricing, hedging and capital management across asset classes. Terms of the deal were ... Read More »

Diversity in Credit Ratings and Opinions is Hard to Achieve

There is a European effort underway to reduce the high level of concentration in the credit rating industry.  This however is easier said than done.   The Chairman of DBRS (Canadian Bond Rating Agency) writes in a recent commentary to the Financial Times:  “The newly implemented regulatory framework for rating agencies in Europe allows for the establishment of new entrants; however, ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Acquired Dr Tax Software Inc.

The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters has acquired Dr Tax, Canada’s largest independently owned developer of income tax software for accounting firms and consumers. Dr Tax is known in Canada for its DT MAX tax compliance software, used by more than 3,000 Canadian accounting firms, and for its UFile and ImpotExpert consumer software lines, which are sold online ... Read More »

CoreLogic® has acquired privately-held Tarasoft, makers of the popular MLS system software Tarasoft Matrix®

Based in British Columbia, Canada, Tarasoft has steadily gained market share in the MLS (Multiple Listing) space since its inception in 1990, earning the respect of numerous real estate leaders throughout the United States and Canada. Offering outstanding performance and flexibility at every level, Tarasoft Matrix has become one of the premier MLS platforms worldwide. CoreLogic is a leading provider of ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Disbands Dual Management Structure – Thomson Family Exerts Greater Control

Thomson Reuters has unveiled its second shake-up in two months, promoting two former Thomson Corp executives as the financial and professional information group disbanded its two-division structure to leave six operating units reporting to head office. Thomson Reuters elevated Jim Smith, chief executive of the professional division that caters to lawyers, accountants and scientists, to the new role of chief ... Read More »

LexisNexis Canada Launches Innovative Dockets Service for Easier Access to Court Information

Cross-court searching, filters and enhanced search functionality provide a cost-effective way for legal and business professionals to stay on top of emerging case issues LexisNexis Canada (www.lexisnexis.ca), a leading provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, today announced the launch of the LexisNexis CaseConnection™ Dockets service. From one intuitive online interface, LexisNexis CaseConnection Dockets enables fast access to key case information for ... Read More »

Equifax Canada Unveils New Business Credit Report

Equifax Canada claims to have the largest commercial risk database – raising the industry standard for commercial credit information As the owner of Canada’s largest commercial risk database, Equifax (NYSE: EFX) has raised the industry standard for innovation by launching a powerful information solution. The new Equifax Business Credit Report(TM) provides a comprehensive view of the credit history and payment ... Read More »