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Veda Acquires KMS Data in NZ Delivering on its Growth Strategy for Marketing Services

Veda announced the acquisition of New Zealand data and analytics company KMS Data.  The investment is part of Veda’s growth strategy for its Marketing Services division, Inivio, and provides a platform to extend Australian solutions to the New Zealand market. KMS Data will be re-named Inivio New Zealand. KMS Data is a key player in the New Zealand consumer marketing ... Read More »

Creditsafe Launches Integrated Solutions

Enables Businesses to Build Credit Checking into their Company DNA Creditsafe application programming interface (API) enables businesses to integrate credit checking with finance and customer relationship management (CRM) systems Easy access to data on 120 million companies across the world from business applications Creditsafe has announced the launch of its Integrated Solutions platform, which enables organizations to access credit reports ... Read More »

Country Risk Climates: Trends to Keep an Eye On

Bulgaria – a caretaker government with a slew of pressing challenges; Central African Republic – a truce agreement broken before the ink was dry; Italy –in the third recession since 2008; Korea (South) – a corporate surtax to stimulate the economy? ARGENTINA:  Just months after the government unveiled a new inflation index to address accusations that it was cooking the ... Read More »

Experian Shareholders Appoint Don Robert as Chairman

At Experian’s AGM all resolutions were passed including the resolution to re-elect Don Robert, Chairman, as a Director of Experian, with nearly 90% of votes cast in favor. As Chairman, Don brings considerable value to Experian and has unrivalled, deep knowledge of the business which he has built up over nine highly successful years as Chief Executive Officer. The Board ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Q2 2014 Revenues Up 2%

Core revenue for the second quarter of 2014 was $393.0 million, up 2% both before and after the effect of foreign exchange, as compared to the prior year similar period. Core revenue results for the second quarter of 2014 reflect the following by solution set: Risk Management Solutions revenue of $255.9 million, down 1% year over year both before and after the effect ... Read More »

Outsell: Operational Risk Management Market Size, Share, Forecast, and Trends

Outsell has taken a look at the Operational Risk Management Market.   The latest report provides a detailed look into the market for Operational Risk Management solutions and forecasts growth in this segment through 2017. Outsell looks at the global distribution of the ORM market and highlights trends driving growth of these innovative technologies. Risk management professionals will learn how ORM ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Partners with Creative Agency Droga5 to Reinvent Its Brand Purpose, Values and Visual Identity

Dun & Bradstreet has tapped Droga5, a New York-based advertising agency, as their creative agency of record. Driven by Dun & Bradstreet’s new global strategy, the company’s brand purpose, values, image and identity will be reinvented. Droga5 has been charged with everything from driving a new brand purpose and strategy to creating a new modern look and feel for Dun ... Read More »

TransUnion Q2 2014 Revenues Up 8.9%

TransUnion Holding Company announced total revenues for the second quarter increased 8.9% compared with the second quarter of 2013. Weakening foreign currencies accounted for a decrease in revenue of 1.6%, while acquisitions accounted for an increase in revenue of 6.5%. Key highlights include: Revenue in the Interactive segment increased 11.4% compared with the second quarter of 2013, driven by an ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Sales Expectations Soar

Fourth quarter outlook for increased sales at 11-year high After stalling over the past three months, the outlook for sales has risen to the highest level since 2003, with 46 per cent of businesses expecting increased activity in the fourth quarter of the year while nine per cent anticipate fewer sales and the majority no change. The upbeat response to ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate:  More Businesses, More Failures

23 per cent jump in new businesses during Q2 2014 In signs that confidence about the trading environment may be strengthening, the number of business start-ups in Australia has jumped by 23 per cent compared the previous quarter and by eight per cent from a year earlier On the back of record low borrowing costs and expectations of stronger growth, ... Read More »

US Risk Climate:  Debt Levels Affect Consumer Behavior

There is nothing mysterious about this connection. The consumer that is in debt is a consumer that will not be contributing to the retail renaissance and will be continuously worried about the status of their job.  At the moment 35% of the US population is in some form of debt collection and 77 million people owe at least $5,000.  That ... Read More »

Data Protection May Cause GDP Contraction

The Financial Times (FT) published on August 5th, 2014 a provocative analysis of the effects of Data Protectionism’ on GDP growth.   The FT opines that there is a strong possibility of a significant GDP contraction as a result of local data protection rules.  The contraction in the EU, China, South Korea could be as much as 1.1% (assuming full data ... Read More »

DueDil Founder Kimmelman: Public Markets are Boring

Public markets have become boring because there is so much information available to both buyers and sellers, says Damian Kimmelman, CEO of DueDil, speaking at Wired Money. “The difference between what I offer my security for and what somebody wants to purchase it for is next to zero. There is so much information out there on both sides, so much ... Read More »