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China Automotive Sector: Effective Marketing in a Vertical Market Segment

Sinotrust Suggests Automakers Need More Effective Car Clinics Car clinics are one of best methods to help automakers sort out market responses before they introduce new products. To be more specific, target customers are asked to give evaluations on upcoming new products and product prototype in order to assist automakers to make accurate judgments on market responses after products were ... Read More »

Sintotrust Research Feels the Pulse of the Automotive Sector

Sinotrust Analysis on Development of China’s B-segment Market B-segment market achieves recovery in 2011 due to the withdrawal of favorable policies for 1.6L or below engine size. B-segment vehicles can be divided into 3 Mainstreams, among which the B Mainstream, represented by Accord, Camry and Teana took the largest market share, accounting for 57.0%, which marks the B Mainstream the ... Read More »

TransUnion in US$ 325 Million Initial Public Offering

TransUnion, which is owned by private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners and Chicago’s Pritzker family, plans to sell up to $325 million in stock in an initial public offering. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday, the Chicago-based company said it would use the proceeds to reduce “a substantial amount of indebtedness” and for general corporate ... Read More »

Ascend Acquired by Flightglobal (Reed Business Information)

Reed Business Information, publisher of Flightglobal and the business information division of Reed Elsevier, has announced the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of aircraft fleets and data business Ascend Worldwide Group Holdings. Ascend will be integrated with the aerospace information and data service activities provided by Flightglobal. Ascend, headquartered in London with offices in New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo, delivers aircraft and engine data through online ... Read More »

Market Segmentation: Dong Changlin, Director of Sinotrust Market & Industry Study discusses the use of the ‘Throw Factor”

Market segmentation is sure to be first concerned, no matter how an enterprise divides its organizational structure with corresponding solutions: how to more effectively subdivide markets, lock target markets and identify the target markets’ potential and features. On the strength of research experience in the field of industrial products for nearly two decades, Sinotrust found that practice is far more ... Read More »

WAND Provides Taxonomies for Enhanced and Faster Classification within SAS® Text Analytics

New SAS® Industry Taxonomy Rules starter kit tap WAND’s taxonomy expertise Denver, CO, USA — WAND, Inc. announced that it will provide its industry leading taxonomy library of over 500 subject domains to SAS to enhance the SAS Industry Taxonomy Rules starter kits. The starter kits are add-ons to SAS® Enterprise Content Categorization that substantially decrease the time to get ... Read More »

WAND’s General Business Taxonomy now available as a free download for the SharePoint 2010 Term Store

Taxonomy provides a jump start for companies who are looking to leverage the taxonomy and managed keyword capabilities in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Denver, CO, USA — WAND, Inc. announced, in conjunction with Microsoft, the availability of WAND’s General Business Taxonomy as a free download for use in SharePoint 2010’s term store. The General Business Taxonomy includes 535 categories covering five ... Read More »

WAND Announces Launch of New Taxonomy for Information Technology Departments

WAND, Inc announced the release of the latest entry in its enterprise taxonomy library, the new Information Technology Department Taxonomy. Designed specifically for IT departments, this new information technology taxonomy gives a major jump-start to any enterprise content project that is organizing IT related documents. With over 1,700 categories and several hundred synonyms, the Information Technology Department Taxonomy contains a ... Read More »

CRIF Expands in China

​CRIF announced its further expansion in China by establishing CRIF Beijing, to provide credit risk management solutions to Chinese retail banks, consumers and auto finance companies. With offices now in both Beijing and Shanghai, CRIF provides decision support systems and software solutions to help local banks and financial institutions develop more efficient and innovative retail lending procedures and processes; from ... Read More »

CRIF Hungary Obtains ISO 9001:2008 Certification

CRIF, specialized in the development of credit information, business information and decisional support systems, has obtained a new recognition of quality from DNV Business Assurance. CRIF Zrt, the CRIF Group company based in Budapest, has obtained ISO 9001:2008 certification in relation to the quality system in place for the services and products offered by the company in the Hungarian market ... Read More »

McGraw Hill & Companies: Aviation Week Expands China Portfolio and Partnership

Aviation Week continues to reinforce its global presence in the Chinese business aviation market with new official media partnerships and an expanded portfolio linked to its long-standing Chinese partner, China Aviation Publishing & Media Co. Ltd. (CAPMC). In July, CAPMC will launch Business & General Aviation (BGA), a bi-monthly publication closely connected to Aviation Week’s Business & Commercial Aviation (BCA). ... Read More »

TransUnion: Credit Card Delinquencies Drop Nearly 10 Percent, Continue to Move Downward to Levels Not Seen Since 1996

US consumers, in general, are repaying their credit card debt in a timely manner, with delinquency rates in the first quarter of 2011 reaching levels not seen in almost 15 years, according to new data released by TransUnion. In the first quarter of 2011, the average credit card debt per borrower (defined as the aggregate balance on all bank-issued credit ... Read More »

D&B SAME Launches Second Credit Bureau in Ghana

D&B SAME is to start full time operations as the second credit bureau in Ghana from September 2011, a year after XDS Data launched as the the first.  It was granted a credit referencing provisional license by the Bank of Ghana in October 2010.  Banks have often cited the high loan default rates as a major factor influencing the high ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Business Expectations Continue to Fall

Capital expenditure halts and firms shed employees as sales projections dip   Executives are increasingly pessimistic about the outlook for the new financial year, despite selling prices remaining steady and the majority of firms experiencing sales growth during the March quarter. Those in the manufacturing, wholesale and retail sectors will allocate less capital to fixed assets and take on less ... Read More »

BOL Joins D&B in Launching ‘Online Trust Solutions’

Mr. Min Intanate, Executive Chairman of Business Online Public Company Limited and D&B Thailand attended the press launch of ‘OTS: Online Trust Solutions’ at Four Seasons Hotel, Bangkok, with Mr. Sahas Treetippabut, President of Thai e-Commerce Association. OTS or Online Trust Solutions is a service that seeks to increase the credibility between the customers and business partners with the companies ... Read More »