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STANDARD & POOR’S ANNOUNCES ALLIANCE WITH SHANGHAI BRILLIANCE

Standard & Poor’s announced the signing of a technical services agreement with Shanghai Brilliance Credit Rating & Investors Service Co., Ltd. (Shanghai Brilliance), one of the leading credit rating agencies in the People’s Republic of China. The agreement will provide Standard & Poor’s and Shanghai Brilliance with a mutually beneficial platform to share respective knowledge and experience. Broad areas of ... Read More »

THE LOST GENERATION – PEOPLE UNDER 30 – MAY NEVER READ PAPERS

Hugo Dixon, Editor-in–Chief of Breakingviews.com stated at a recent Global Information Industry Summit, organized by the US based Software and Information Industry Association, that print journalism is in inexorable decline and newswires are being commoditized.  Faced with ‘a lost generation’ – people under thirty years of age – who will never read a paper, newspapers experience declining circulation, which generally ... Read More »

BUSINESS ONLINE THAILAND Q2 REPORTS REVENUES INCREASE OF 27%

Business Online, the Bangkok-based business information provider and BIIA member, announced its financial results for the three months ended 30th June. Revenues for the quarter were US$1.6 million, an increase of 27% over the same period last year. Net income was US$511,000, a rise of more than 40% compared with the same quarter in 2007.  For the six months ended ... Read More »

Creditreform Portal “www.firmenwissen.de” (‘Company Knowledge’)

In 2007 Verband der Vereine Creditreform launched its company portal www.firmenwissen.de (direct translation: company knowledge).  The portal operates parallel to the regular Creditreform information services.  Its owners are obviously not worried about cannibalization.  Since its inception the portal has reached 5 million page impressions per month.   The originators of www.firmenwissen.de were the German business newspaper Handelsblatt and Creditreform.  In the ... Read More »