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S&P Capital IQ Opens Mexico City Office

S&P Capital IQ, a unit of McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI), announced the opening of a new office in Mexico City from which it will both provide a variety of investment and credit in-depth information analysis tools and research for local financial professionals as well as increase data coverage of Mexican and Latin American securities. Over the coming months, S&P Capital ... Read More »

CallCredit Enters China

Callcredit Information Group has further strengthened its presence in the international market by establishing an office in Shanghai, China. The company’s retail location planning consultancy, GMAP, has made the decision to establish a permanent presence in the country in direct response to retailer demand. The accelerated urbanisation of the country has resulted in the growth of a number of cities ... Read More »

Salesforce.com Introduces New Radian6 Social Listening Coverage in China, Russia

For the first time, global brands will be able to comprehensively listen to conversations and engage with people on the most popular and widely adopted social networks in China and Russia, including Sina Weibo and VKontakte (VK.com). With the new social listening coverage, marketers will be empowered to identify sales leads, discover advocates, uncover social influence, track sentiment and more ... Read More »

Creditsafe Opens and Invests in Italy

“Italian bureaucracy?  It’s less problematic than I’d been told” smiles Cato Syversen, managing director of the Creditsafe Group, the Norwegian multinational supplier of business information on the creditworthiness and market position of companies.   He’s optimistic because his company has just opened in Italy and in the first four weeks of operations has already captured 170 new annual subscribers to ... Read More »

CRIF: Tajikistan’s First Credit Information Bureau Begins Operations

CRIF, the Credit Information Bureau of Tajikistan (CIBT) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank Group member institution specializing in private sector development, came together to launch the technical and business operations of the first private credit bureau in Tajikistan. During the launch event held on June 12 2013 CRIF presented its all-round experience in the development of ... Read More »

CRIF: Jamaican Credit Bureau Gets Go-ahead

CRIF NM Credit Assure Ltd., a joint venture between CRIF and Neal & Massy, a licensed credit reporting agency as supervised by the Bank of Jamaica, has now satisfactorily met the conditions stipulated in the license issued by the Minister of Finance under the Credit Reporting Act 2010 (CRA) on April 10, 2012. This approval from the BOJ is what ... Read More »

Salesforce.com Signs Agreement to Establish European Data Centre in the U.K. in 2014

Company selects NTT Europe to build new data centre for salesforce.com’s fastest growing region.  Data centre to support adoption of salesforce.com’s cloud computing services among growing base of customers across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM] announced that it has signed an agreement with NTT Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications, to establish a European data ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Launches Legal Research Service in Qatar

Thomson Reuters, in support with Qatar’s Ministry of Justice, has announced the launch of its leading legal research service, Westlaw Gulf Qatar, which will serve as a one-stop source of comprehensive legal information made available in English for lawyers, advisers and international investors. Designed to improve the way lawyers work in the Gulf by offering comprehensive translations of Arabic-language laws ... Read More »

Duedil Expands Information Coverage to 20 Countries

BIIA member Duedil (short for ‘due diligence’) announced that it is making data on companies in 20 new countries available to businesses and developers through the Duedil API.  The new API enables businesses and developers to integrate 20 years of private data on companies and directors across the UK and Europe directly into their applications. Information available through the Duedil API includes financial accounts, ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Rolls out Elektron Data Services in China and Australia

Thomson Reuters has rolled out its Elektron managed data services in China and Australia. The service will be deployed in co-location with the Australian Securities Exchange in Sydney as well as through a data centre in Shanghai, China. Thomson Reuters is also targeting Chinese financial institutions that are expanding their overseas businesses as the Chinese government continues its path towards ... Read More »

Ghana: Dun and Bradstreet Credit Reference Bureau Begins Operations

Dun and Bradstreet Credit Reference Bureau has commenced operations in Ghana with a pledge to provide banks and customers more detailed credit data than what is currently offered on the market. Dun and Bradstreet becomes the third credit reference bureau to enter Ghana after XDS Data and Hudson Price Data Solutions. Credit Reference Bureaus seek to enhance access to credit ... Read More »

Credit Information Network of Kuwait Selects Dun and Bradstreet as Solution Provider for Credit Bureau Turnkey Project

The Credit Information Network of Kuwait (Ci-Net) has appointed Dun and Bradstreet to develop and implement a new credit bureau system according to the international standards. Ci-Net’s vision is to progressively develop the bureau so it becomes an economic information center, which draws upon the analytical insights of all the fundamental economic sectors.  The Bureau will be designed to support ... Read More »

Bisnode Entering two new Markets in Central Europe

Bisnode is expanding its offering in southern Central Europe by acquiring a sales-oriented information business in Serbia and establishing a new sales office in Bosnia-Hercegovina.  Bisnode will thus be present in 19 European markets. Today Bisnode has a market-leading offering and position in the Central European region. By exploiting this platform for growth and rolling out the current product portfolio ... Read More »

FICO Partners With Blitz to Introduce Analytic Solutions to Banks in Vietnam

Partnership combines strong existing relationships with powerful predictive technologies to help improve the country’s credit controls FICO announced its entry into Vietnam in partnership with Blitz IT Consultants, one of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing IT distribution and service providers.  With an initial focus on the financial services market, the agreement encompasses FICO solutions for fraud detection, loan origination, credit scoring ... Read More »

CRIF Italy Expands into Tajikistan

Following its move into Georgia some time ago, CRIF has now ventured deep into Central Asia by placing its flag into Tajikistan.  Enrico Lodi, General Manager of Credit Bureau Services at CRIF explained:  “CRIF’s experience in both starting up, operating and managing credit bureaus in several countries worldwide will be invaluable in providing the Tajikistani market with a world-class credit ... Read More »

TransUnion Expands Footprint in Asia by Entering Indonesia

TransUnion has opened its first representative office in Jakarta, Indonesia, to assist customers in the information and analytics arena brought about by the robust economic growth of the country. The new Jakarta office will offer a range of value-added services to local industries, in particular the financial service industry.  These services – ranging from analytic and decisioning to risk, collections ... Read More »