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Opening Information Markets in Asia

A delegate of 60 executives came together last month at Outsell’s exciting first event focused on doing business in Asia, and co-produced with the region’s leading association, Business Information Industry Association (BIIA) Important Details: Leading-edge thought leaders blazing information industry trails in the far east came together last month at the Regent Singapore at Outsell’s event [1] to compare practices, ... Read More »

Anti-Money Laundering: Russian Tax Authorities to Access EU Country Central Registers

Russian Tax Authorities will get access to an EU Central Register of ultimate “beneficial” owners of corporate and other legal entities, as well as trusts.   A “beneficial” owner is defined as a person who actually owns or controls a company and its activities and ultimately authorizes transactions, whether such ownership is exercised directly or by a proxy. Russia has joined the ... Read More »

Gartner Predicts Three Big Trends for Business Intelligence

Being an Introvert versus an Extravert:  Big data has given businesses a window into valuable streams of information from customer purchasing habits to inventory status.  However, internal data streams give only a limited picture, especially with the growth of digital business. Gartner has identified three trends which describe information’s ability to transform business processes over the next few years.  Gartner’s ... Read More »

CoreLogic Expands Building Permit Database

Extensive Database Links with Public Record Data from CoreLogic to Provide Crucial Insight on Property Conditions and Aid in Risk Analysis CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX) announced that its nationwide Building Permit Database has surpassed over 28 million residential, commercial and industrial building permits and now tracks more than 35 permit types, covering 65 percent of the U.S. residential and commercial market. The Building Permit ... Read More »

Country Risk Climates:  Trends to Keep an Eye On

Denmark – more controls on immigrants, more plebiscites; Jamaica – the bond rating agencies are optimistic; Moldova – a staggering level of graft and corruption; Tanzania – borrowing to replace aid. ANGOLA:  Now that the impact of the global fall in oil prices is being fully felt, dollars are scarce, which has led to remittance delays, and the government has ... Read More »

Arvato Invests in Brazilian Financial Services Provider Intervalor

Arvato Enters Brazilian Financial Services Sector Arvato financial solutions (Bertelsmann) acquired a 40% equity stake in the Brazilian financial services provider Intervalor.   Following the acquisition of the Gotha financial group in 2013 Arvato intends to widen its geographic footprint.   Arvato plans a step by step increase in its financial stake in Intervalor. Intervalor employs 3,000 people in in São Paolo, ... Read More »

Connexity Buys PriceGrabber

Marketing services company Connexity Inc. said it has acquired price-comparison shopping site PriceGrabber for an undisclosed amount to form one of world’s largest sources of “high-intent” shopping leads. Connexity said the combination of the two Los Angeles-based companies will form the second-largest product listing lead generation channel for retailers after Google and more than twice as large as similar channels or ... Read More »

Baidu Plans Expansion in Latin America

According to media reports, leading Chinese-language Internet search provider, Baidu, has plans to further expand its business in Latin America following the launch of its search engine in Brazil last year. Baidu has reportedly identified Argentina, Chile or Mexico as possible locations to set up the company’s next Latin American operation. Baidu will also aim to position itself as a ... Read More »

UK Claims Portal retains CRIF as Tech Partner

Claims Portal Limited has concluded its tender process for the development and hosting of the Claims Portal (claimsportal.org.uk). In May the Claims Portal Board collectively approved of retaining CRIF Decision Solutions (CRIF) as its technology partner, rather than make an award under the tender. The Claims Portal has been supported by CRIF since its inception in 2010 under a five ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet and 1010data in Strategic Partnership

Dun & Bradstreet and 1010data announced a strategic partnership that aims to provide a solution to hedge funds and asset managers seeking insights and analytics that go beyond traditional analysis of financial statements and key financial ratios. Through the strategic partnership, Dun & Bradstreet’s content, including key business performance data, will be made available through the 1010data platform, providing an enhanced solution to ... Read More »

Cortera Announces New Releases of eCredit® Software

Cortera, Inc. is pleased to announce two new releases of eCredit, the award-winning credit scoring and collections automation platform. These two releases continue the tradition of providing forward-thinking, customer-driven enhancements to keep eCredit at the forefront for credit and collections software. Version 7.6 went live in March 2015 and incorporated the Cortera Score into eCredit reports. The Cortera Score assesses ... Read More »

Trade Credit Insurance Demand on the Increase

Improved global economic conditions lead to increased demand for trade credit insurance and surety Trade credit insurance Insured exposure increased by + 11,9% to € 2.21 trillion ($ 2.47 trillion) Premium increased by + 2,95% to € 6.07 billion ($ 6.79 billion) Claims decreased by -/- 1% to € 2.85 billion ($ 3.19 billion) Claims ratio 2014: 46.9% (2013: 48.8%) ... Read More »

Alibaba Choses India Based TDI as Channel Partner

Alibaba Group has roped in advertising agency TDI International as its first official channel partner in India.  The partnership will allow TDI’s mobile and internet vertical to sell alibaba.com’s gold membership packages to the small-and-medium sized businesses in the country. “We have been the leader of Outdoor Advertising in India since 1986 and the tie-up with Alibaba.com is a natural progress in the digital ... Read More »

Cyber Security: Insurance Experts Say Adequate Cover Is Now Available.

Cyber insurance is becoming broader and more affordable, although it’s worth shopping around for the policy that best meets an organisation’s individual needs, according to a panel of industry experts speaking during a webinar organised by Advisen. There has never been a better time to buy cyber insurance, according to David Derigiotis, Head of Professional Liability at broker Burns & ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Now Integrated With Adobe Marketing Cloud

Dun & Bradstreet announced that its commercial data is now available in Adobe Marketing Cloud via Adobe Audience Manager’s Audience Marketplace feature (now in beta), which enables advertisers and publishers to buy and sell anonymous third-party data to expand audience segments. The integration of Dun & Bradstreet’s unique, deterministic data, curated from over 30,000 global sources and featuring more than 700 targetable attributes, enables B2B ... Read More »

USA Risk Climate: Small Business Optimism Reaches ‘Normal’ Level

The G20, the EU and other SME institutions bemoan the fact that SMEs have difficulties in accessing finance and thus retarding growth.  The surprising fact is that in the US only 4% of owners of businesses had problems in financing their operations.  The majority stated that they did not need access to finance! The National Federation of Independent Businesses’ (NFIB) ... Read More »