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EU Regulations on Data Protection and Public Sector Information

The debate on data protection remains tough and very sensitive, and the EP LIBE Committee has decided to postpone the initial exchange of views on the amendments which was forecast for 24 April in order to let the shadows have more time to discuss compromise amendments. The Public Sector Information issue might finally come to an end at institutional level, ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Brings Enhanced Workflow Capabilities to Disclosures Reporting

Solution reduces the time and effort associated with SEC filings Thomson Reuters announced further strategic enhancements to its Accelus Disclosure Solutions PROFILEsoftware, a next generation workflow solution that enables publicly-held organizations to more accurately prepare, update and deliver their financial disclosures to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Accelus Disclosure Solutions PROFILE provides enhanced functionality offering a flexible working ... Read More »

Mandatory Disclosure and Social Media

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicated that companies can use social networks to disclose financial data.  BIIA welcomes the broader use of media for companies to disclose their quarterly and annual results.  It may lead to more voluntary disclosure by non-listed companies.  The US is way behind the EU and other nations which require non-listed companies, such as limited ... Read More »

Onvia, Inc. 2012 Revenues Decline 5%

Onvia reported 2012 revenue down 5% to $22 million vs. $23.2 million in 2011.  Fourth quarter revenue declines 1% over same period last year. Gross margin at 84% in both 2012 and 2011. Adjusted EBITDA decreased to $3.0 million vs. $3.8 million in 2011.  Annual Contract Value grows 2% to $18.8 million. The company stated that revenues are a lagging ... Read More »

Business Online Thailand (BOL) Revenues Drop 7.7% in 2012

Bangkok-listed business information provider, Business Online (BOL), reported revenues of US$12 million, down 7.7% year-on-year.   Net income for the year was US$2.8 million, flat compared with 2011. Diluted earnings for the period were Baht 0.11 per share. The decrease in revenue was attributed to a drop in BOL’s “other service” segment, declining 22% to US$4.3 million.   That segment ... Read More »

The Credit Conundrum: SME Financing Gap in Europe

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for the majority of business activity in most countries and play a vital role in stimulating growth, innovation and competitiveness. It is therefore important to assess the degree to which SMEs are provided with adequate access to lines of credit and financing options to enable their growth and stability. According to the Bank of ... Read More »

RR Donnelley Launches Collaborative Disclosure Management Solution

RRD ActiveDisclosure(SM) System Increases Speed, Control, and Convenience of Financial Reporting to Streamline Workflows and Support Better Decisions R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (Nasdaq: RRD) announced the availability of its RRD ActiveDisclosureSM system, a cloud-based solution to draft, collaborate on, and finalize Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosures and other filing requirements. It combines an award-winning solution with RR ... Read More »

TransUnion Announces Acquisition of ZipCode in Brazil

The Deal Enriches Company’s Regional Data Management and Decisioning Offerings TransUnion has signed an agreement to acquire control of ZipCode, one of the largest independent providers of registry information to companies in Brazil’s information management sectors that include credit, fraud prevention and marketing.  The acquisition provides TransUnion with new tools to deliver even more comprehensive data, analytics and decisioning capabilities ... Read More »

Hong Kong Banks Against Proposed Changes to Hong Kong Company Records

Banks have come out against proposed changes to Hong Kong company records which would hide the home address and full ID numbers of directors and secretaries from public scrutiny. The Hong Kong Association of Banks raised the concerns in its submission on amendments to the Companies Ordinance.  Boey Wong, the association’s secretary, said the information should remain public. The association, ... Read More »

Hong Kong Transparency at Bay: New Privacy Law Will Breed Corruption Warns Journalists’ Union

The Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) steps up its campaign to stop a change in the law that will restrict information on company directors available to the public. It has taken out a full-page advertisement in the South China Morning Post and similar ads in other newspapers warning “secrecy breeds corruption” and listing the names of the 1,700 media workers ... Read More »

Hong Kong Moves to Limit Public Sector Information on Company Directors

Transparency at bay!   Hong Kong is proposing to restrict the amount of personal information available on company directors. Under the proposed changes, home addresses and ID card or passport numbers of directors would be obscured in filings starting from the first quarter of 2014. The details could also be removed from historical filings on request.  Currently, anyone can access these ... Read More »

Duedil Ltd. Provides Access to 100 Million UK & Irish Company Documents for One Pound at a Click

Duedil Ltd. announced that all documents filed with Companies House in the UK and the Companies Registration Office in Ireland are now available to purchase from Duedil at the same price as charged by Companies House. This includes annual accounts, annual returns, new incorporations, director appointments, and more, all instantly downloadable, always accessible, and delivered direct to a client’s inbox. ... Read More »

Meet our Full Member Duedil Ltd.

Duedil is a UK startup that makes the handling of corporate data from the UK Companies House user-friendly and provides tools for mapping full corporate structures and relationships. Due diligence on business relationships is at its highest and most complex levels. For many UK businesses Duedil has become indispensable. Corporate structures are intensely complex. One needs to understand all aspects ... Read More »

BOL Thailand Q2 2012 Revenues Down, Profits Up

Business Online (BOL), Bangkok-based business information provider, has reported on financial results for the quarter ended 30th June 2012. Revenues for the quarter were US$2.8 million, a decrease of 7.3% over the same period last year. Profits for the period were US$850,000, up 13% from last year. For the six months ended 30th June, revenues were US$5.2 million.  That is ... Read More »