Dear Members,

The BIIA Newsletter July II – 2012 Issue is posted on this website.  To access the latest issue please click on the link:  BIIA Newsletter July II – 2012 Issue

This issue contains a number of interesting articles from our contributing editors.

 Late Breaking News:

  • Alibaba splits into seven operating units
  • BIIA Website now one of the largest reference site s for business information
  • Analytics and platforms becoming the key differentiators in business information
  • White Paper:  B-2-B technology industry prospecting databases: A comparative analysis of nine data suppliers
  • Thomson Reuters launches first commercial credit risk model
  • More subtle and intelligent instruments or trading systems will generate their own credibility
  • Commercial credit information: Imperatives for sharing of payment data

Member News:

  • BISNODE exists product information business
  • BISNODE grows market share by acquiring Avidus in Croatia

Industry News:

  • S&P Capital IQ announces Acquisition of Credit Market Analysis Limited from CME Group
  • Corporate Executive Board (CEB) to acquire UK-based SHL for US$660
  • Thomson Reuters introduces Eikon as the sole choice
  • Thomson Reuters to buy FX Alliance
  • European Credit Rating Agency: A Global Institution Deemed to be a Better Alternative
  • Salesforce to acquire Golnstant
  • Printer R.R.Donnelley acquires EDGAR Online
  • VantageScore sidesteps Antitrust Minefields
  • Experian reports solid growth driven by US and Latin American operations

News from China:

  • Alibaba said to get US$1bn club loan for Yahoo stake buyback
  • China market poses challenges for foreign firms

We thank our members for their contributions. 

Please note there will be no Newsletter in August.  We are all on holiday.  Important news will be available throughout August on   With the start of September we will be covering the Q2 earnings results of major industry players.  Stay tuned.


Joachim C Bartels

Managing Director and Editor