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D&B Report Indicates Uncertain Global Economic Outlook

First of New Ongoing Series Signals Uneven Business Growth, Euro Zone Crisis, Fiscal Policy Issues and Potential Slower Global Recovery D&B (NYSE: DNB) announced the results of its first mid-year global outlook, a comprehensive study based on an analysis of its proprietary business data. D&B’s mid-year review indicates a challenging second half to the year, but an overall climate of improving U.S. ... Read More »

Credit Climate India: Business Optimism Sinks to 12-Quarter Low

The general uncertainty in the Indian economic en­vironment has taken a toll on companies and in turn, business optimism in the country has hit its lowest level in 12 quarters, a report showed. The Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) business optimism index has dropped to its low­est in 12 quarters in the third quarter (July- September) of the current year. While ... Read More »

WAND DataFacet adds Automatic Tagging Capabilities to Nintex Workflow for SharePoint 2010

Integration provides a custom action to add taxonomy based metadata during a workflow process  WAND, Inc., a leading provider of taxonomies and the DataFacet Automatic Tagging Solution for SharePoint, today announced its integration with Nintex Workflow.  The DataFacet Automatic Annotation custom action for Nintex Workflow allows a user to automatically tag documents with taxonomy metadata as part of a workflow ... Read More »

Australian Credit Climate: Federal Budget Potentially Leaves SMB’s Exposed to Credit Risk

With the start of the financial year just days away, Veda, Australia’s leading data intelligence and insights company believes that the Federal Government’s asset write-off scheme will not be robust enough to assist all small businesses in FY13 – and those who do take it up potentially are exposed to higher credit risk. “For those businesses who take up the ... Read More »

LexisNexis Launches SmartMeeting

LexisNexis Legal & Professional, released LexisNexis Smart Meeting, a tool that integrates with a salesperson’s Outlook calendar and pushes email news and updates right to him prior to a prospect meeting. SmartMeeting leverages LexisNexis’ database to trigger up-to-date intelligence around executive moves and competitive updates directly to a salesperson. To trigger a report through SmartMeeting, the first step for the ... Read More »

Graydon 2011 Revenue Declined by 5%

The Supervisory Board noted that Graydon has experienced a difficult year in 2011 as a consequence of tough market conditions.  This is still the result from the financial crisis and intensified competitive and changing market dynamics. Under these conditions the operating profit decreased to € 14,913,000 (2010: € 19,749,000). Strong pressure on credit management activities in the Netherlands and Belgium: ... Read More »

Creditsafe Celebrates 15th Anniversary with a Great Party in Majorca

Creditsafe came from nowhere and became Europe’s fastest growing credit information company within 15 years. Launched in Norway in 1997, the privately-owned company,which claims to be ‘independently minded’ has offices in the UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Ireland and the Netherlands. As a gesture of good will and saying thank you to its dedicated staff the celebration will be in Majorca. ... Read More »

Bisnode Grows Market Share by Acquiring Avidus in Croatia

Bisnode further strengthens its position in the credit information business in Croatia by acquiring successful start-up brand boniteti.hr. Avidus d.o.o. with its platform boniteti.hr is ranked number three in subscription based digital business information by number of clients. Through this acquisition Bisnode Croatia now holds the first three places in this market with the leading brand Poslovna Hrvatska and the ... Read More »

Bisnode to sell ABC Germany to Avant Invest

Bisnode has signed an agreement to sell ABC Germany, one of the leading German B2B supplier search engines, to the Dutch Avant Invest B.V., which already owns the ABC operations in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. With this transaction, Bisnode will sell the last company in its product information business area to focus on growth in its core business areas ... Read More »

Equifax Canada and FICO Introduce BEACON 9.0 Credit Score

Equifax Canada and FICO FICO introduced the BEACON(R) 9.0 Score for lenders and other businesses in Canada. BEACON 9.0, offered by Equifax, is the newest FICO(R) Score version in Canada. It was developed using recent Equifax credit data which, for the first time, includes mortgage data. The BEACON 9.0 Score offers lenders a substantial improvement in predictive power compared to prior ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Manufacturing Outlook Grim

Sentiment among local manufacturers has fallen noticeably, as concerns over rising staffing costs and the high Australian dollar dampen the sector’s sales and profit expectations, according to the latest Dun & Bradstreet National Business Expectations Survey. The survey found half of non-durables manufacturers, up from a third in May, expect the high local dollar to have a negative impact on ... Read More »

Sheila Lina Appointed President of D&B Philippine

D&B Philippines announced the appointment of Ms. Sheila Lina as President of Dun and Bradstreet Philippines. Sheila started her career as Chief Transition Officer of Linaheim Corporate Services in August 2008. She was appointed as Executive Vice President/General Manager for Dun and Bradstreet Philippines in November 2010. She is also the President of Air21 Global since December 2009, the company ... Read More »

Meet Our Member Debitor Registret, Denmark

Debitor Registret (DBR) was created in 2004.  In the mission statement of Debitor Registret it is said that ensuring the accessibility of credit information to all Danish companies is a goal in itself.  By creating a free service to report bad payers to DBR a whole range of SOHO companies gained benefit from DBR, at no extra cost. DBR runs ... Read More »

Credit Bureau Cambodia (CBC) Goes Operational

The Credit Bureau Cambodia (CBC) was officially launched in Phnom Penh on March 19, 2012.  It is a joint venture between Veda Advantage, Australia, the Cambodian Microfinance Association and the Association of Banks in Cambodia.  The aim is to centralize loan information from Cambodia’s banks and microfinance institutions (MFIs).  The bureau expects to benefit borrowers with faster processing times, lower interest ... Read More »