Dear Member,

The BIIA Newsletter February I – 2013 issue is posted on this website.  To access please click on this link:  BIIA Newsletter February I – 2013 Issue

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Late Breaking News:

  • Request for membership participation in a survey
  • CRIF expands into Tajikistan
  • TransUnion acquisition of ZipCode in Brazil
  • Annual report season scorecard:  What Grows and What Does Not?
  • Wall Street Shock:  Department of Justice (DOJ) files suit against Standard & Poor’s

Member News:

  • Equifax 2012 full year revenue grew by 10.2%
  • D&B Stock retreats on Q4 2012 earnings results
  • TransUnion Healthcare provides intelligence in an Instant® with ClearIQ
  • Australian Risk Climate:  Veda’s Consumer Credit Demand Index
  • Panjiva tracks shifts in manufacturing from China to Latin America
  • Veda Advantage: New More4Members Partner

Industry News:

  • Experian third quarter 2012/13 revenues up 7%
  • Acxiom third quarter results down 3%
  • Connotate announced record growth in Q4 2012
  • Moody’s increases share repurchase authorization to US$ 1 billion
  • FICO Reports revenue growth of 11.8% for first quarter fiscal 2013
  • Harte-Hanks 2012 revenues down 10.3%
  • Corporate Intelligence:  Investigations, due diligence, risk & compliance: a new growth industry
  • RR Donnelley launches collaborative disclosure management solution
  • Saleforce.com has acquired French start-up EntropySoft

From the Regulatory Corner:

  • Eliminating debt collection horror stories
  • Fundamental data protection change – a step closer
  • Shocking News:  Latest Federal trade commission (FTC) study found that one in five Americans had an error in their credit reports.  Who is at fault?

News from China:

  • Baidu launches online shopping search site
  • Baidu Q4 revenues up 41% – Total revenues for 2012 up 53.8%
  • Alibaba launches logistics network

From the User Corner:

  • The mood in the small business community in the USA is depressed

We thank our members for their contributions to this newsletter and for their continued support.

Best regards

Joachim C Bartels

Managing Director