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S&P Capital IQ Launches Tool to Assess the Default Risk of Public and Private Companies

S&P Capital IQ announced the launch of PD Model Fundamentals – an innovative tool used to assess the probability of default (PD) of public and private companies.  PDs produced from this tool enable users to screen and identify companies with a higher likelihood of defaulting in the short- to medium-term. PD Model Fundamentals uses a combination of financial ratios and ... Read More »

Outsell Inc. Publishes Financial News and Information, Market Size, Share, Forecast, and Trends Report

THE CHALLENGE: Getting information faster to be able to trade and invest more effectively is the name of the game. Customer expectations are high, as people expect more and better access and a broader scope of coverage. As providers try to streamline and close this value gap, it’s a constant challenge to gain market share with regulators so closely scrutinizing ... Read More »

China Finance Online Q1 2013 Revenues Declined 43%

China Finance Online Co. net revenues for Q1 2013 were $5.5 million compared with $9.1 million for the first quarter of 2012 and $5.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2012.  The company stated that the decline was due to the Company’s strategic transition amid a challenging business environment.  Gross profit was $3.6 million compared with $7.1 million for the ... Read More »

Bloomberg Takes New Steps to Keep its Reporters from Snooping on its Customers

Bloomberg L.P. said it has adopted new procedures to protect client information after an outside review found the financial news and data failed to restrict its reporters’ access to subscriber data two years ago. The review, led by law firm Hogan Lovells and regulatory compliance firm Promontory Financial Group, said a number of journalists used subscriber data in their reporting, ... Read More »

Creditreform FirmenWissen: Intelligent Linking of Corporate Profiles with Company News

FirmenWissen (Neuss, Germany) has expanded its product offering with a cooperation with GBI-GENIOS (Munich) to include press data  that ensures an intelligent combination of news and company profiles.   In total 801 press sources are included in the offer, sourced from local newspapers (for example Kölner Stadtanzeiger, Stuttgarter Nachrichten) supra-regional daily and weekly newspapers (including the F.A.Z., Handelsblatt, the clock) ... Read More »

Interactive Data Q2 2013 Revenues up 1.7%

Interactive Data’s second-quarter 2013 revenue increased 1.7% to $225.1 million from $221.2 million in the second quarter of 2012.  Excluding the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates, Interactive Data’s organic (non-GAAP) second-quarter 2013 revenue grew 2.5% from the same quarter last year. Interactive Data’s second-quarter 2013 income from operations was $49.6 million, a 29.5% increase over income from operations ... Read More »

China Finance First Quarter 2013 Revenues down 40%

Net revenues were $5.5 million compared with $9.1 million for the first quarter of 2012 and $5.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2012.  The company stated that the decline is due to the company’s strategic transition amid a challenging business environment; -Gross profit was $3.6 million compared with $7.1 million for the first quarter of 2012; Net loss attributable ... Read More »

Interactive Data Announces API Delivery for Consolidated Feed

API Offers Unique Vendor of Record Service That Can Deliver Lower TCO for Trading Operations Interactive Data Corporation (www.interactivedata.com), announced the availability of its Consolidated Feed through a new suite of application programming interfaces (APIs). The Consolidated Feed API is a fully hosted and scalable service, with no infrastructure required at the client site, and customizable to meet each client’s ... 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 »

Thomson Reuters Rolls out Elektron Data Services in China and Australia

Thomson Reuters has rolled out its Elektron managed data services in China and Australia. The service will be deployed in co-location with the Australian Securities Exchange in Sydney as well as through a data centre in Shanghai, China. Thomson Reuters is also targeting Chinese financial institutions that are expanding their overseas businesses as the Chinese government continues its path towards ... Read More »

BOL Q1 2013 Revenue Up 12%

Bangkok-based business information provider, Business Online (BOL), announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2013. Revenues were US$2.9 million, up 12% year-on-year.   BOL’s net income in the quarter was US$493,000, an increase of 6.6% compared to the same period last year.  Diluted earnings per share in the period were Baht 0.02. The majority of BOL’s revenues were ... Read More »

Interactive Data Launches Financial Transaction Tax Data Service

New service helps identify instruments subject to French and Italian FTTs Interactive Data Corporation, announced a new service to support the identification of instruments subject to recently implemented French and Italian Financial Transaction Taxes (FTTs). Financial organisations may be required to determine and collect applicable transaction taxes under the French and Italian FTTs. Interactive Data’s new service is designed to help financial ... Read More »

Interactive Data Full-Year 2012 Revenues up 1.4%

For the year ended December 31, 2012, Interactive Data reported record revenue of $880.2 million, an increase of $12.4 million, or 1.4%, from $867.7 million in 2011. Excluding the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates and the reduction in 2011 revenue of $0.9 million associated with the deferred revenue adjustment in connection with the acquisition of the Company in ... Read More »

Earnings Season Scorecard: What Grows and What Does Not?

Since our last posting on February 8th a number of major industry players announced their Q4 and annual results for 2012. Rating Agencies have taken also the lead in showing an incredible revenue and income growth in ratings and analytics.  Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk & Compliance Unit raked up an impressive growth of 22% for the quarter (and 42% for ... Read More »

McGraw-Hill Financial Reports Record Revenue Growth in Q4 2012

The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) reported fourth quarter and full-year 2012 results.  Because of the pending sale of McGraw-Hill Education, this business has been reclassified as a discontinued operation and its results are excluded from continuing operations. In addition, in anticipation of the formation of McGraw Hill Financial and the first full year of operation of the S&P Dow Jones ... Read More »