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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 »

Worldbox Expands Hong Kong Office for Asian Operations

Worldbox Business Intelligence has expanded its Hong Kong bureau to serve as a hub for Asia-Pac co-ordination, as well as offering corporate solution services as an extension of its company information product line. The Swiss-based firm, specializing in international cross-border business information, has expanded its Hong Kong office to become the regional headquarters for the Asia Pacific region. Founder and ... Read More »

Firms Fearful of Managing Merger Risks in Emerging Markets

Fraud, money laundering and corruption have been named as the key reasons Western businesses have low confidence in managing risks when investing in emerging markets, a new survey shows… Deloitte Financial’s poll of 1,300 financial professionals across the banking and securities, technology and investment management sectors show less than ten and a half per cent are confident about managing the ... Read More »

Bisnode Divests Credita, Switzerland

The business information company Bisnode is selling its Swiss noncore operation Credita, specialized in debt collection. The sale of Credita is part of Bisnode’s effort to streamline its business as a supplier of decision support tools based on credit, market and business information.  Credita has its office in Urdorf with 16 employees, have annual revenue of SEK 26 million with ... Read More »

Analytics is the Fastest-growing Segment of Business Intelligence

A top information technology research company advises that riding the wave of applying advanced analytics to big data – to identify everything from opportunities to risk – should be global businesses’ top priority. Gartner says the booming trend of using advanced analytics within business intelligence (BI) is being fuelled by the need to make analysis accessible to more firms, and ... Read More »

Cross-border Businesses in Switzerland Lose Tax Breaks

Switzerland has pledged to end tax breaks for foreign companies as part of an initiative by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project wants to secure an extra €1 trillion in EU tax annually by stopping multinational corporations using legal loopholes to limit the amount of tax they pay. Proposed ... Read More »

Bürgel Launches Manager Network Powered by Axon Insight

Germany based Bürgel announced the launch of BÜRGEL MANAGER NETWORK powered by Axon Insight.  For companies the Bürgel Manager network is a Web-based service, which provides a graphic illustration of how top-decision makers are linked with their own top contacts. Essentially the new service answers questions such as:  Who is conductiong business with whom and how are they networked?  Do ... Read More »

Cyber Security: Half of Firms to use Security Services for Company Information

Around half of global companies could routinely use specialist security providers to safeguard their business information within the next four years, analysts predict. Technology forecasters Gartner say global business information security spending will grow by eight per cent before the end of this year, to total $71bn.  Security risk management, data protection and security infrastructure management firms stand to gain ... Read More »

Worldbox News:  Swiss Cross-border Businesses Get Trade Boost in China

Businesses in Switzerland selling to China as well as Chinese-registered Swiss companies who import or export to Asia have received a landmark boost as a pivotal free trade agreement between the two countries commences.  Under the new agreement, both countries are cutting their import tariffs to boost bilateral trade, as well as reducing red tape over customs procedures. Dispute resolution ... Read More »

FCPA and Bribery Act Causing Corporate and Consumer Pain

Aggressive enforcement of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act are becoming a major source of discomfort for cross-border businesses as well as retail banks and their would-be customers… The process of opening bank accounts have slowed to a crawl for foreigners, with stories of institutions taking a month or more to open new private banking accounts. ... Read More »

Business Intelligence Company Worldbox Expands into Rotterdam

BIIA member Worldbox, has opened a subsidiary in Rotterdam, Holland named Worldbox Benelux BV. Worldbox’s newest bureau – in addition to existing offices in Switzerland, the UK, Hong Kong and India – will broaden its international reach, offering an extended array of international business information services to existing clients, and reaching new customers from the heart of the European market. ... Read More »

Worldbox and OFWI in Tie-up

Worldbox, a global business intelligence company (and BIIA member), has announced it has taken over all of Orell Füssli Wirtschaftsinformationen AG (OFWI)’s international and domestic research activities. The tie-up will see Worldbox (http://worldbox.net) – which operates from offices in London, Zurich, Beijing and Hong Kong – handle all OFWI corporate and private client orders for company record-sourcing, business investigations, credit-checking ... Read More »

CRIF Acquires OFWI – Teledata from Axon Active Holding AG

CRIF Spa, present in Switzerland as CRIF AG, has announced the acquisition from Axon Active Holding AG of its subsidiary company Orell Füssli Wirtschaftsinformationen AG (OFWI), known by its brand “Teledata”. Founded in 1986, pioneering the electronic delivery of information from commercial registers, OFWI Teledata is the market leader in Switzerland for credit and business information, specifically in the financial ... Read More »

Meet our Associate Member Forrester Research

Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) is a global research and advisory firm serving professionals in 13 key roles across three distinct client segments. Our clients face progressively complex business and technology decisions every day. To help them understand, strategize, and act upon opportunities brought by change, Forrester provides proprietary research, consumer and business data, custom consulting, events and online communities, and ... Read More »

Business Information Firms Close ‘Know Your Customer’ Gap

Business Information Firms Close ‘Know Your Customer’ Gap The ‘Know Your Customer (or Supplier) Gap has spawned a number of information solutions generally categorized as ‘Governance, Risk and Compliance’.   Thomson Reuters, FICO, Dun & Bradstreet, Creditreform and others all have set up capabilities which offer specific solutions to close the ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) gap. This week BIIA member Worldbox ... Read More »

Country Risk Climate: Myanmar Eases Company Registration Amid Unprecedented Growth

Myanmar authorities have indicated that they will speed up company registration by cancelling the ‘temporary permit’ issuance, as the country sees strong international investment. Company formation traditionally worked in Myanmar by applying to the Directorate of Company and Investment Administration (DICA) to obtain a permit to trade and to register. This granted the applying company with a temporary company registration, ... Read More »

FCIB European Roundtable on “Know Your Customer”

Zurich Switzerland – February 13, 2014 Does your company have a sound Compliance and Ethics Policy in relation to Credit Risk Management?   Do you “Know your Customer” from a compliance standpoint?  You may already do this from a credit risk perspective, but what about your compliance obligations? Is the company policy sufficient for current regulations within your own country in ... Read More »