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D&B Shutters Shanghai Roadway D&B Marketing Services Co. Ltd.

D&B announced today complete shutdown of its Roadway consumer direct marketing business.  On March 18, 2012, D&B announced it had temporarily suspended its Shanghai Roadway D&B Marketing Services Co. Ltd. (“Roadway”) operations in China, pending an investigation into allegations that certain data collection practices may have violated local Chinese consumer data privacy laws.   D&B are cooperating with the local Chinese ... Read More »

D&B Q1 Total Revenue Flat: – Revenues for North America Down 2% – International Revenues up 8% (BFX)

Total revenue for the first quarter of 2012 was $402.8 million, flat both before and after the effect of foreign exchange from the prior year similar period(1).  Operating income before non-core gains and charges for the first quarter of 2012 was $106.0 million, up 3% from the prior year similar period, primarily due to reengineering savings(2).  North America: Total revenue ... Read More »

ICRA Techno Analytics Picking Up Majority Stake in US Tech Firm

ICRA Techno Analytics Limited (ICTEAS), the Kolkata-headquartered software solutions company promoted by the Indian rating major ICRA Limited, is picking up a majority stake in BPA Technologies, Inc., a California-based global business consulting and software technology services firm with development centres in Chennai and Visakhapatnam, besides a sales and customer service centre in Singapore.  Focused on Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise ... Read More »

Equifax Reports Record Results in Q1 2012 – Revenues Up 11% –

Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) reported revenue of $522.7 million in the first quarter of 2012, an 11 percent increase from the first quarter of 2011.  On a non-GAAP basis, first quarter revenue was up 15 percent in U.S. dollars and 16 percent in local currency, excluding Brazilian operating results due to the deconsolidation of Brazil in the second quarter of ... Read More »

Bisnode Signs Agreement To Sell Hoppenstedt Publishing

Bisnode has signed an agreement to sell Hoppenstedt Publishing in Germany to the German publishing Group WEKA. The divestiture is in line with Bisnode’s strategy to focus on growth and development in its core business. Hoppenstedt Publishing publishes a range of trade magazines and books on subjects such as industry and automation, laboratory and life sciences, plastics, handling and logistics ... Read More »

Verisk Insurance Solutions and TransUnion Announce the Launch of A-PLUS 2.0

JERSEY CITY, N.J., and CHICAGO, April 25, 2012 – Verisk Insurance Solutions and TransUnion today announced the release of A-PLUS 2.0 – the next-generation A-PLUSTM auto loss-history database. A-PLUS 2.0 offers new patent-pending household-based search technology from TransUnion that returns approximately 21 percent more claims, virtually eliminates false positives, and provides a new “alert” feature that can greatly streamline the quote ... Read More »

CRIF NM Obtains License from Bank of Jamaica and Ministry of Finance

CRIF NM, a joint venture between CRIF and Neal & Massy, has obtained a license from the Bank of Jamaica and the Ministry of Finance, to establish an entirely private and voluntary credit bureau in Jamaica. In line with the local regulatory framework, the credit bureau developed by CRIF NM will gather positive and negative credit information on individuals and businesses ... Read More »

Creditreform Boniversum GmbH – Knowledge Creates Fair Play

CEG Creditreform Consumer GmbH (Neuss, Germany) has changed its name to Creditreform Boniversum GmbH.   The reason for this name change is to present a transparent, consumer friendly image and to present itself as a fair partner in all matters concerning credit worthiness of consumers.  ‘Knowledge Creates Fair Play’ being the new ‘Leitmotif’ of Boniversum.   The new website www.boniversum.de includes product ... Read More »

Equifax Launches B2B Marketing Compass™,

Equifax Inc.(NYSE:EFX) announced the launch of Equifax B2B Marketing Compass™, a powerful end-to-end marketing analytics solution that enables organizations to optimize the performance of their business marketing and sales strategy by defining the ideal customer profile and identifying hidden market and wallet share.   Source:  Dailymarkets.com Read More »

Sinotrust Held 2012 First Seminar of Beijing Auto Information Sodality

Sinotrust, a member of BIIA, continues to make substantial progress in building its vertical information segment by working effectively with important institutions and industry leaders. The “Beijing Auto Information Sodality—2012 First Seminar on Policies and Market” was held at Sinotrust.   Hui Yumei, Director of Sinotrust Automotive Marketing Research Services, pointed out that in 2012 Q1, the Chinese automotive market registered ... Read More »

Outsell Report: China Market Size for Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishing is US$ 1.12 billion

Outsell has recently published a report on the Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishing industry (STM) in China.   Outsell estimates that the size of the overall STM market in China is $1.12 billion in revenues in 2011, slightly more than 5% of our preliminary estimate of $21.01 billion for the global STM market (excluding the geospatial data sub-segment, which is subject ... Read More »

D&B Launches Hoover’s Optimizer™

D&B Launches Hoover’s Optimizer™ Enabling Marketing Pros to Transform Customer and Prospect Data into Actionable Insight D&B (NYSE: DNB), has launched Hoover’s Optimizer, an add-on module for Hoover’s Online, designed to help small and medium-sized businesses cleanse and enrich their customer and prospect data to increase ROI on sales and marketing campaigns.  Hoover’s Optimizer combines the ease of self-service with ... Read More »

Panjiva: US Importers Express Desire to Shift Purchases to Other Asian Nations

A study released last month by BIIA member Panjiva, a company who advises 2,000 mostly American importers on how to locate overseas suppliers, found that slightly more than half of the importers interviewed had expressed a desire to increase purchases from other Asian nations, notably India, Vietnam and Thailand.  But that has not yet translated into shifts in outsourcing.  Josh ... Read More »

WAND Releases Oil and Gas Taxonomy

The Oil and Gas industry accounts for hundreds of billions of dollars every year in global economic activity. In an industry of this magnitude, sophisticated document management and workflows are crucial. WAND has developed and released a taxonomy specifically for the oil and gas industry as a foundation for a strong corporate metadata model. The WAND Oil and Gas Taxonomy ... Read More »

D&B Enhances Portfolio Risk Manager™ for DNBi with Deeper Analytic Capabilities

Dun & Bradstreet has launched additional analytic functions to its Portfolio Risk Manager for DNBi.  With eight new reports and an improved user experience, customers using Portfolio Risk Manager can stay ahead of risk and capitalize on opportunity in a more strategic and focused way to protect their businesses. Portfolio Risk Manager provides customers with the only on-demand and customizable ... Read More »