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Open Register of Patent Ownership Launched

The Open Register of Patent Ownership (ORoPO) was launched, with the objective of creating a user-friendly and freely accessible database with information about which companies own which patents. Oropo is committed to assembling the first global database of who owns which patents. A report from the ORoPO Foundation stated that as much as 25% of the world’s patent ownership data may be ... Read More »

KPMG And Dun & Bradstreet Alliance Addresses FATCA Due Diligence Challenges

Collaboration offers tool to simplify FATCA business entity compliance aCollaboration offers tool to simplifys 2016 deadline looms Marking the one-year deadline for foreign financial institutions (FFIs) to identify their preexisting entity account base for purposes of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, and Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) announced details around a data-based ... Read More »

Russian Risk Climate: Due Diligence Highly Recommended

Russian Tax Authorities recommend conducting due diligence when contracting with new counterparties Corporations and proprietors are often faced with additional VAT and income tax charges due to insufficient Due Diligence when dealing with fraudulent companies (in Russia, ‘fly-by-night’ is a common term used for such entities). Many such entities are involved in tax scams, which prompted the Russian tax authorities ... 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 »

Thomson Reuters Forms Legal Executive Institute

Institute to Serve as Legal Industry Resource Hub; Baxter serving as chairman Thomson Reuters has created a comprehensive resource for legal leaders and industry professionals: the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute. The Legal Executive Institute provides legal news, expert views, analytics, benchmark reports and industry-leading events to inform those who lead and manage the delivery of legal services. The Legal Executive ... Read More »

Yelp Launches in the Philippines to Expand Asia Presence

Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) announced the launch of Yelp Philippines (http://www.yelp.com.ph). Beginning today, people across the Philippines are able to read reviews about great local businesses and create accounts on Yelp.com.ph to share their opinions. Yelp’s free iPhone and Android apps will be available as well as its free suite of business owner tools: Yelp for Business Owners (http://biz.yelp.com.ph). Source: Prnewswire.com Read More »

SalesPredict and HG Data in Partnership

Helping B2B Marketing and Sales Teams Improve Demand Gen Targeting and Increase Conversion Rates – Predictive scoring now more refined with data about installed technologies SalesPredict, one of the leaders in Customer Lifecycle Intelligence solutions, and HG Data, one of the global leaders in competitive intelligence on installed technologies, announced today a new data partnership. Under the agreement, SalesPredict’s predictive scoring algorithm will ... Read More »

Alibaba Group Announces Expansion of Cross-Border E-commerce Initiatives

Alibaba will set up country pavilions and cooperate with foreign embassies to enhance global trade between small businesses and the Chinese market Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA), announced an expansion of its cross-border e-commerce initiatives, including the launch of 11 official country pavilions on its Tmall Global platform and cooperative partnerships between Juhuasuan, Alibaba’s group-buying platform, and 26 foreign embassies ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Near-term Price Expectations have Dropped Sharply

Near-term price expectations have dropped sharply, with persistent moderate activity in the economy leading more businesses to reconsider the level at which they sell their goods and services. Reflecting soft official inflation data, Dun & Bradstreet’s latest Business Expectations Survey reveals that the Selling Price Expectations Index for the third quarter has dropped to 14.5 points, down from 24 points ... Read More »

Yelp No longer Looking to Sell

Yelp shares fell more than 13% on Thursday July 2after Bloomberg reported that the company is not looking to sell itself. According to the Bloomberg report, based on interviews with people familiar with the matter, Yelp had been approached by several companies but is no longer interested in selling soon. Yelp hired Goldman Sachs after receiving interest from a potential buyer, according ... Read More »

LexisNexis South Africa to Acquire Korbitec

LexisNexis South Africa, part of RELX Group, has agreed to purchase Korbitec (Pty) Ltd from the Naspers Group for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is subject to approval by the South African Competition Commission.  Korbitec is a leading provider of content-enabled workflow solutions for South African property professionals, with two leading products, GhostConvey and Windeed, in addition to its Banking ... Read More »

FICO: Why Analytic Innovation Matters

Scott Zoldi, Vice President of Analytic Science at FICO recently returned from Payments 2015 where he was invited to speak on advances in behavior analytics—specifically fraud analytics that differentiate unusual customer behavior from fraud, including collaborative profiling that anticipates new previously unseen behavior. Here are his observations and recommendations: This analytic innovation is just one of 92 patent applications pending in ... Read More »

CRIF Opens Office in Shanghai

To meet the increasing demand for risk management and business information solutions in the region, CRIF opened of a new office in Shanghai.  Alongside existing operations in Beijing, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, and India, the new office will strengthen CRIF’s local presence as well as throughout the Asia-Pacific region. CRIF will be able to deliver integrated solutions and business ... Read More »

Equifax in Partnership with National Independent Automotive Dealership Association

Equifax Expands NIADA Partnership to Provide Industry Insight and Consumer Auto Loan Payment Reporting Capabilities to Independent Dealers Equifax Inc. is expanding its partnership with the National Independent Automotive Dealership Association (NIADA) to support independent and Buy-Here-Pay-Here (BHPH) dealerships. For the 2015 NIADA Used Car Industry Report, Equifax provided insight on subprime auto lending trends and partnered to conduct the ... Read More »

Lattice Engines adds HG Data’s Installed Technology Datasets to Drive Its Predictive Engine

Lattice Engines adds the most comprehensive global dataset of installed technologies, making its predictive B2B sales and marketing platform even more powerful  HG Data, one of the global leaders in competitive intelligence on installed technologies, and Lattice Engines, the leading provider of predictive marketing and sales applications, announced today that they have entered into a partnership.  This agreement gives Lattice Engines ... Read More »

Penton Appoints Barbara Couchois And George Assimakopoulos

Penton Appoints Barbara Couchois And George Assimakopoulos To Lead Its Explosive Growth In Marketing Services and expanding strategic agency relationships Penton, an innovative professional information services company, today announced that it has appointed Barbara Couchois to the newly created role of vice president, marketing monetization and named George Assimakopoulos head of client services, to drive the company’s exceptional growth in marketing services. The company’s ... Read More »

Country Risk Climate:  The Number of Troubled Companies on the Rise

Number of Troubled Companies Rise in Latest Default Risk Study – Greece and United Stated dominated A monthly study tracking the probability of defaults among companies rose to its highest level in several months in June. The dubious list was dominated by companies based in Greece and the United States. An index tracking the percentage of companies with a default ... Read More »