Dear Members,

The February I – 2012 Issue of the BIIA Newsletter has been posted on this website:  To access the Newsletter click on the attachment: BIIA NEWSLETTER Feb. I – 2012 Issue

Late Breaking News:

  • The Quest for Value Added Continues with over 60 Company Announcements Made during the past 3 Months
  • Experian Third Quarter Interim Results
  • Commercial Credit Information:  From ‘Freshly Investigated’ to ‘Synthetically Generated’ Credit Reports – The Choice Widens –
  • Yellow Pages Publisher Yell to Begin Debt Buyback – Investors are Taking a Haircut

Member News:

  • Equifax Search Service Promises to Dig Deeper
  • EuroContactPool Launched by Bisnode
  • TransUnion Enters Brazilian Market with Acquisition of Crivo SA
  • D&B Strategic Risk Management with New Portfolio Risk Manager for DnBi
  • Sinotrust Calls for better Credit management to Handle Increase Risk in China

Industry News:

  • Who Ever Heard of GlobalX?
  • Tracker – An Early Financial Risk Waning System Launched in the UK by Accounting firm RSM Tenon
  • CoreLogic has Acquired Tarasoft
  • Database101 Opens ResearchUSA
  • Ariba in Partnership with Thomas Industrial Network
  • Experian Donates Flood Relief to Thai Red Cross Society

News from China:

  • Alibaba Reduces Loan Size to Buy-back Yahoo Stake
  • Apple Moves a Step Closer to Offering iPhone to China Telecom Subscribers
  • Beijing Objects to U.S. Labeling Taobao as a “Notorious Market”
  • Baidu and Dell Team Up to Take On Tablets, Phones in China


  • Big Data Unleashed – Turning Big Data into Big Opportunities

E-commerce Prospects:

  • J.P. Morgan Expects Strong Internet Growth Especially in E-commerce

From the User Corner:

  • Code of Conduct for Credit Insurers
  • Asia Risk Professionals Congress to Tackle Risk Management Challenges

People on the Move

  • FICO Appoints new CEO

In Memoriam:

  • Paul Brooks, CFO of Experian

We thank our members for their contributions.

Best regards

Joachim C Bartels