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Thomson Reuters Revenues Up 3% for Full Year and 2% for the Fourth Quarter 2012

The company reported full-year revenues from ongoing businesses of $12.9 billion, a 3% increase before currency. Adjusted EBITDA increased 5% from the prior year and the corresponding margin was 27.4% versus 26.4% in 2011. Underlying operating profit decreased 5% and the corresponding margin was 18.6% versus 19.9% in the prior year. For the fourth quarter, the company reported revenues from ... Read More »

Risk Management Resolutions for 2013: Compliance Risk Seem to Be Main Concerns

Strategic risk is more connected to compliance risk, which is complex and “Fair lending” requirements seem to impact most products offered by banks.  Reputational risks are increasingly linked to operational missteps and compliance violations, civil money penalties and fines. Thanks to social media, pervasive content sharing and strong opinions are the new norm.  Smartphones, real-time news feeds and geo-located review ... Read More »

LexisNexis buys Seattle’s Knowledge Mosaic

LexisNexis announced it acquired Knowledge Mosaic Inc., which provides federal regulatory and disclosure information, including a database of agency materials and a complete set of electronically available SEC filings by public companies. Founded in 2001, Knowledge Mosaic states that it serves more than 600 organizations, including North American law firms, financial institutions, public companies, accounting firms, government regulatory bodies and ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters to Acquire Practical Law Company

Thomson Reuters announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Practical Law Company, the London-based provider of practical legal know-how and workflow tools to law firms and corporate law departments. Practical Law Company has more than 750 employees, with principal operations in London and New York, and will be part of the Legal business of Thomson Reuters.  The acquisition is subject to ... Read More »

Analytics, Platforms, Software & Workflow plus Big Data Drive Developments in Business Information

Analytics, Platforms, Software & Workflow plus Big Data continue to remain the driving forces in business information accounting for 50% of business development activities in 2012 (see charts). Acquisitions accounted for 24% of announcements. In credit information there were two billion dollar deals in 2012.  Experian acquired a remaining stake in Serasa for US$ 1.5 bn.  Equifax paid US$ 1 ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Enhances Corporate Governance Workflow and Business Intelligence in latest BoardLink Release

Thomson Reuters announced further strategic enhancements to its BoardLink service, a secure board workflow solution designed to serve companies as they operate across borders and involve increasingly mobile, global boards. Thomson Reuters BoardLink has enhanced and adapted its functionality to include strategic business insight for directors, new corporate governance features like online voting and a sharply enhanced user experience. These ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Adds New Publications to Checkpoint for US Trade Professionals

New Publications on Thomson Reuters Checkpoint Help U.S. Trade Professionals Comply with Import and Export Regulations Thomson Reuters has released additional international trade publications on Thomson Reuters Checkpoint, the industry-leading online service that provides research, news, analysis, and productivity tools to tax, audit, accounting, legal, trade, and finance professionals. Checkpoint includes a vast library of import- and export-related content in ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Q3 Revenues Up 1% – Governance, Risk & Compliance Segment up 17%

Revenues from ongoing businesses were $3.2 billion, a 1% increase before currency.  Adjusted EBITDA decreased 5% and the corresponding margin was 27.3% versus 28.5% in the prior-year period. The margin declined as the benefit from no integration expenses in the quarter (versus $39 million in the prior-year period) was offset by lower organic revenue growth; a decrease in high-margin revenues ... Read More »

Gartner Positions Thomson Reuters in the Leaders Quadrant

Gartner, the leader in delivering technology-related insight to over 10,000 companies, recently released the 2012 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Platforms, where Thomson Reuters was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant. Gartner’s assessment of the main software vendors should be considered by organizations seeking a technology solution to support the oversight and operation of enterprise wide risk management and ... Read More »

LexisNexis Opens New Data Center in United Kingdom

LexisNexis ® Legal & Professional (www.lexisnexis.com) announced the opening of a new, state-of-the-art data center in the U.K. that will provide comprehensive hosting services for law firms, litigation service bureaus and in-house legal departments. The new LexisNexis data center is located in Redhill, outside of London, and is convenient to nearby Gatwick Airport. The raised-floor facility has obtained all industry ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Consolidated Q2 Revenues up 3%

Thomson Reuters (TSX / NYSE: TRI) reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012.  The company reported revenues from ongoing businesses of $3.2 billion, a 3% increase before currency.  Adjusted EBITDA was up slightly from the prior-year period and the corresponding margin was 28.0% versus 28.1% in the second quarter of 2011.  Underlying operating profit decreased 8% and ... Read More »