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India Launches Micro Units Development Agency (MUDRA BANK) to Aid SMEs

Indian startups and small businesses have a reason to cheer, Rs 20,000cr (US$3bn) funding to be made available The Narendra Modi-led BJP government announced to build a refinance agency in order to provide much-needed credit facilities to small business units called the Micro Units Development Refinance Agency or MUDRA Bank. On April 8 the Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch ... Read More »

Creditreform’s Financial Database now Updated Weekly

Creditreform’s ‘FirmenWissen’ Financial Statements Database has moved to a weekly updating.  Customers receive an automatic alert when new financial statements have been filed at the company register.  ‘Firmenwissen’ has developed a product modul ‘Company Register’ providing information on company registrations, changes in the status of company including the reasons of a particular change.  Company data is linked to information of ... Read More »

Meet our Associate Member CCR Business Information Limited

CCR Business Information Limited provides freshly investigated reports on companies across North America.  On a global basis, CCR has been providing our comprehensive, easy to read, off-line reports to the world’s leading credit reporting agencies and to many of the large export insurance companies since the 1970’s. Over the past 4 decades we have seen tremendous changes in the international ... Read More »

Troubleshooting Your B2B Marketing Data Problems

Business-to-business data continues to challenge marketers, who need to identify and communicate with customers and prospects, but who run into thorny issues every day.  Problems range from duplicates, to key-entry errors, to missing data elements, and beyond.  Recently, Bernice Grossman and I worked with a group of savvy B2B marketers at a DMA conference to compile a list of difficult data problems. Here are ... Read More »

BISNODE Acquires Business Partners Verification System OCTOPUS

Bisnode has bought the business partners verification OCTOPUS system from the DC GROUP, spol. s.r.o. company.   Through this transaction, Bisnode has added 600 new clients. The objective of the acquisition of the OCTOPUS system is to strengthen the Bisnode position in the Czech market, particularly in the segment of small and medium sized companies.  Apart from the competitive product ... Read More »

Elixir Reports Steady Growth

Steady growth for Elixir, the Czech Republic register of financial advisors ​The register, operated by CRIF – Czech Credit Bureau, was created in 2012 to bring its members information about the quality of financial advisor services. The easy-to-use Elixir register includes information on the qualitative indicators, professional history and outstanding commitments of financial service providers operating in the banking, insurance ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Ushers in a New Era

Brand Modernization Underscores Impact of Data on Growing Business Relationships Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) unveiled a new brand purpose, values, tagline and logo as part of a major brand modernization effort.  The company’s new creative expression and tenets are rooted in a data inspired, relationship-driven approach, bolstered by the new tagline: “Growing relationships through data.”  The work was created in collaboration ... Read More »

Veda Supports Fintech Hub in Sydney

Veda announced its support as a foundation corporate partner of Sydney’s fintech hub. To be known as Stone and Chalk, the hub is a cross-industry initiative, with the support of the NSW Government, to help foster and accelerate the development of world-leading Australian fintech start-ups. Premier Mike Baird officially launched the hub in Sydney recently, welcoming the commitment from government and ... Read More »

BISNODE: CEO LARS PETTERSSON RESIGNS

Pettersson has decided to resign as President and CEO of Bisnode. CFO Anders Berg will take over as acting CEO. Chairman of the board Jon Risfelt will strengthen the company by becoming executive chairman for a period. A recruitment process is underway. Bisnode has undergone an extensive and comprehensive journey of change in recent years with regard to strategy, geographic ... Read More »

BOL Revenue Up by 13%

Bangkok-listed business information provider, Business Online (BOL) reported 2014 revenues of US$14 million, up 13% year-on-year.  Income in the year decreased by 12%, down to US$2.4 million.  Diluted earnings per share in 2014 were Baht 0.10 (US$0.0030). More than half of BOL’s revenues were generated through its flagship online information service, amounting to US$7.0 million.  This represents a 10% decrease from ... Read More »

Outsell’s BrainGain Event – Singapore May 2015

Entering a new market takes planning, strategy, and adaptability — and there is no “one right answer” in our fast-moving global media and information industry. The pressure is enough to keep even the most seasoned leader up at night. That’s why Outsell and BIIA, the leading business information industry association in Asia, are partnering to bring you this important event. Join ... Read More »

Penton’s EquipmentWatch Launches EquipmentWatch Intelligence

Penton’s EquipmentWatch, a world leader in heavy equipment research, and the leading provider of database information products for the heavy equipment industry, has announced the launch of EquipmentWatch Intelligence.  Hosted at http://www.equipmentintel.com, the new content arm of EquipmentWatch is focused on providing data-driven insights and analysis for contractors, governments, sellers and renters as well as finance and insurance professionals who ... Read More »