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Global Sources Launches Gifts & Home Products Vertical


Global Sources has now fully launched its suite of services for the gifts and home products industries. The services connect a specialized community of buyers and suppliers through content, communication and five media channels — an online marketplace, a magazine, alerts, a mobile app and trade shows. Running from April 27 to 30 at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong, three co-located shows offer gift and home products ... Read More »

Country Risk Climates: Trends To Keep an Eye On

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Mauritius – the rupee seems to have regained its balance; Trinidad & Tobago – shortages of FX still persist, delaying payments; Venezuela – worsening relations with the US. BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA:  The European Union has decided to move ahead with a pre-accession pact, in the hope that the Bosnian leadership will stick to its reform commitments. This is a considerable ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes Cristal Credit as Associate Member

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CRISTAL CREDIT is an independent group, operating in North America, Europe, South America and Asia founded in 2003 by Kévin RIVATON and Jean François JARD both specialists in credit management business and intelligence information. CRISTAL CREDIT it is 20 years of experience , serving financial institutions, private investors, law rms and multinational rms all over the world.  CRISTAL CREDIT in the Americas (Miami, New-York, ... Read More »

Attglobal.net and the Monday Morning Blues – Service Interruption

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Why does it always happen on a Monday?  You can almost count on it:  The AT$T’s Internet service: Attglobal.net has not survived its weekend maintenance and its subscribers, including BIIA are unable to send and receive messages.  Is old infrastructure to blame? BIIA is impacted by the service outage as it cannot receive incoming mail.  Members should contact BIIA management ... Read More »

Cyber Security: Experian Poll Suggests that Spain’s Businesses are Not Adequately Protected Against CyberFraud.

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An Experian poll of senior managers in leading Spanish businesses reveals that 60 per cent of large Spanish organizations are not adequately prepared to deal with evolving cyberfrauds. The poll, which was conducted among 150 senior managers, revealed that a strategy resilient enough to proactively manage fraud and protect those organizations against hackers, fraudsters and identity thieves, was yet to ... Read More »

To Make Ends Meet:  Australians Struggle to Reduce Debt as Cost of Living Continues to Rise

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Eighty-eight per cent of Australians say day-to-day expenses, rent or mortgage repayments, groceries and bills, are the most common roadblocks to paying down debt, according to new research by Experian, the global information services company. Experian research also showed 65 per cent of Australians incorrectly believe contributing to superannuation or saving money can have a positive impact on your credit ... Read More »

Wand Releases the Wand Telecommunications Taxonomy

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Wand is proud to announce the latest entry in the WAND Taxonomy Library – the WAND Telecommunications Taxonomy.   Telecom can be more than just a cable or cellular provider.  In the 21st century, a Telecom can deliver a combination of  Internet, Cable, Phone and Cellular services to their customers. While offering plans, bundles, services and equipment, they also need ... Read More »

FICO Establishes New Office in Stockholm

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FICO has been expanding its business in the Nordics, working with important regional banks including EnterCard, Gjensidige and Nordea. The company helps these firms and others use advanced analytics to fight fraud, manage customers and improve collections.FICO (NYSE:FICO) announced it is opening an office in Stockholm, Sweden. At a launch event on April 14, Wayne Huyard, executive vice president for Sales, ... Read More »

Intelligence Agencies in Technological Race with Terrorists and Criminals


Britain’s intelligence agencies are engaged in a “technology arms race” with terrorists, cybercriminals and other “malicious actors” bent on causing the country harm, the head of MI6 has warned. Alex Younger said the agencies were facing opponents “unconstrained by consideration of ethics and law” who were exploiting Internet technology to put lives at risk. In his first public comments since ... Read More »

Global 5000 Database Now 4,515 Active Records

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For Q1 of 2015, Global 5000 finished with 4,515 active records in the database. The total revenue now represented by The Global 5000 companies exceeds $58 trillion – an amazing concentration of size and buying power in one marketing database. Based on overall worldwide figures we have seen in the press, this represents about 70% of the global GDP. During ... Read More »

Informa D&B Launches InfoDeuda


INFORMA D & B has launched InfoDeuda, the first file that includes details of more than a million records of individuals with unpaid debt in Spain. The file, run by Experian Credit Bureau Spain, includes information on certain due and payable debt.  This information will be included in Particular Defaults reports that INFORMA have available both informa.es and einforma.com . Natural and legal persons can access data InfoDeuda demonstrating that they ... Read More »

FICO Second Quarter Fiscal 2015 Revenues Up 12%

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FICO reported revenues of $207.1 million for the quarter as compared to $185.5 million reported in the prior year period, an increase of 12%.  Net income for the quarter totaled $18.9 million, or $0.58 per share, versus $20.8 million, or $0.59 per share, reported in the prior year period. “We drove growth throughout all of our segments, particularly in Applications,” ... Read More »

Experian and Kredi Kayit Burosu (KKB) Turkey in Partnership on Data Governance

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The joint initiative will enable banks to make more accurate credit decisions, thanks to increased data quality. Experien and Kredi Kayit Burosu (KKB), the first and only credit bureau in Turkey, have signed an agreement for a project that will ensure more accurate credit decisions are being made, thanks to the most comprehensive data quality project that has been carried out ... Read More »

Equifax Q1 2015 Revenue Up 12%

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Equifax reported revenue of $651.8 million in the first quarter of 2015, a 12 percent increase from the first quarter of 2014 on a reported basis and 14 percent in local currency.  Adjusted EPS attributable to Equifax was $1.07, up 20 percent from the first quarter of 2014, after adjusting for a charge related predominantly to the realignment of internal ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Launches new ONESOURCE(TM) Global Trade Software Solution

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Automated trade management solution designed to improve efficiency of corporations’ global supply chain and trade compliance operations.  Thomson Reuters announced the launch of ONESOURCE(TM) Global Trade.  “ONESOURCE Global Trade is the world’s first truly global trade automation and management solution,” said Taneli Ruda managing director of the Thomson Reuters Global Trade Management business. “This solution enables multinational corporations to tie ... Read More »

TransUnion Partners with Global Debt Registry


TransUnion Partners with Global Debt Registry to Offer Registry Services for Debt Buyers and Financial Institutions TransUnion and Global Debt Registry (GDR), the pioneer and leader in debt information access and validation, today announced a collaboration to market GDR debt registry services for debt buyers, collectors and financial institutions. GDR’s debt registry offering enables debt owners to accelerate collections through streamlined access ... Read More »

LinkedIn Acquires Refresh to Help You Prepare for Your Meetings

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LinkedIn has acquired Refresh, a startup that helps people prepare for their meetings by collecting and sharing information on the people they’re meeting with. Refresh, which is based in Mountain View, Calif., scours the Internet for information on the people a user is scheduled to see, such as news items mentioning those people. The app will also pull info from Facebook or ... Read More »