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Outsell Signature Event “ConvergenceNOW” a Great Success

BIIA extends its compliments to Anthea Stratigos, CEO and Co-founder of Outsell, and her team for producing an outstanding industry event “ConvergenceNOW!”  The event, which was co-produced with the Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. (JEGI), took place in the historic town of Versailles outside Paris.  Over twenty presenters covered a wide range of key topics on the convergence of content, technology, ... Read More »

UFI Appoints Segey Alexeev President

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, announced that Sergey Alexeev, Vice-President of Russia-based ExpoForum-International Ltd., has been elected as its Incoming President effective at the conclusion of the 81st UFI Annual Congress for the 2014/2015 term of office. The upcoming congress will be held in Bogota, Columbia from 29th October to 1st November 2014. According to UFI, Alexeev ... Read More »

TINUBU & ICM RESEARCH: UK Businesses are not Maximizing Available Tools to Improve Financial Management

Tinubu Square announced the findings of new research it has conducted with the Institute of Credit Management (ICM) into risk management operations across UK businesses.  The findings reveal that despite the huge efforts made by UK businesses in the years following the financial crisis “reducing days sales outstanding” was still considered the area with the greatest need for improvement in ... Read More »

Real-Time Analytics a Powerful Weapon in War on Payment Fraud

FICO has recently put together an infographic showing the evolution of real-time analytics for payment card fraud detection over the last 20 years. The infographic also shares notable facts about payment fraud in major countries, including France, India, Russia and the UK. For example, since 1992, US payment fraud as a percentage of all credit card transactions has dropped by ... Read More »

Coface Licensed to Sell Credit Insurance in Colombia

Coface has obtained a license from the local regulatory bodies enabling it to sell its credit insurance solutions directly.  Colombian companies will now be able to take full advantage of Coface’s expertise in the fields of credit risk prevention and protection for all their domestic and export trade operations, as well as benefit from its extensive international network. The Colombian ... Read More »

Tinubu Square 2013 Revenues Up 12%

International expansion reinforces steady development of credit risk software company Tinubu Square, the trusted source of credit risk solutions for trade credit insurers and businesses, experienced a 12% increase in turnover in 2013, continues to improve its net earnings and expects to grow exponentially during 2014 following expansion overseas and consolidation in both the UK and France. The news comes ... Read More »

Top 10 Tips for Managing Trade Credit in 2014

BIIA member Tinubu Square recently has issued its Top Ten Tips for Managing Credit in 2014: Signs of economic recovery should be treated with caution: Trade credit may well become more widely available in 2014, but it is crucial to exercise robust financial management and not to overstretch limits due to an improving market. Don’t overtrade and remember recovery never ... Read More »

ABC – The B2B Suppliers’ Search Engine for Europe

ABC Germany, a German B2B supplier search engines, was sold by BISNODE to the Dutch Avant Invest B.V. in June of 2012.  Little is known about ABC’s progress under the new ownership.  The ABC website lacks transparency, an essential element in business transactions. ABC advertises the following product lines as per the ABC website. ABC for Sales:  As a sales ... Read More »

Solocal Group (Yellow Pages France) Revenues for Q3, 2013 down 5.6%

The perils of Yellow Pages:  Solocal Group revenues decreased 5.6% for the quarter ended September 30th.  Print revenues declined 15.9% and Internet revenues grew by 2.0%.  Accordingly the company is reducing its 2013 outlook to approximately Euro 1bn. Internet business represents 63% of Group’s revenues and with low growth of +2.0% on a like-for-like basis (increase of 1.7% on reported ... Read More »

Tinubu Square Implements Risk Management for Eurotoll

European heavy goods vehicle (HGV) tolling credit risk management is being streamlined via a new, advanced system from Tinubu Square.   The Tinubu Square has implemented at Eurotoll credit management processes that provide real-time visibility into trade credit exposure, reduced cost of credit and the number of accounts in arrears and optimized credit insurance premiums and coverage.  With the use of ... Read More »

New Current Analysis Platform Examines the Business of Innovation

Current Analysis’ new service, Innovation IMPACT, delivers continuous, in-depth understanding of game-changing IT and telecom innovations. Current Analysis introduced Innovation IMPACT, a one-of-a-kind online platform designed to analyze developments in IT and telecom innovations worldwide and evaluate their success.   Innovation IMPACT follows promising new industry offerings, analyzes the business models behind them and tracks and assesses their progress over time. ... Read More »

PAGESJAUNES France Changes its Name to Solocal Group

The shareholders of PagesJaunes Groupe have approved a name change to Solocal Group (Paris: LOCAL). Solocal Group is ranked #1 in local communication. The Group offers online contents, advertising solutions and transactional services that connect consumers and clients locally. It employs around 5,000 people – including more than 2,300 advisors in local communication in France and Spain to support the ... Read More »

Coface Launches Coface Global Solutions (CGS)

Coface, one of the worldwide leaders in credit insurance solutions, is enhancing its organisation by creating Coface Global Solutions (CGS), to meet the specific needs of multinational clients. CGS provides international groups with a global view of their trade risks as well as local management of these risks thanks to unrivalled monitoring and analysis tools. Coface Global Solutions is a ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Acquires OTC Derivatives Pricing Analytics Provider, Pricing Partners

Thomson Reuters has acquired Pricing Partners SAS, an international software developer and provider of OTC (over-the-counter) derivative pricing analytics and services for financial firms. Pricing Partners will complement Thomson Reuters Pricing Service (TRPS), a global solution that provides evaluated prices to support portfolio, fund and single security valuations. The evaluated pricing space continues to grow at double digits based on ... Read More »