Dear Members,

The BIIA Newsletter March I – 2014 Issue is posted on this website.  To access the document click on this link:  BIIA Newsletter March I – 2014 Issue

Late Breaking News:

  • European Central Bank Calls for a Cross-Country Credit Risk Score
  • Callcredit Under New Ownership
  • 2013 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Industry Growth Rates
  • Strategic Dilemma for Experian and D&B:  “Stick or Twist”
  • What is Your Business Worth?

Member News:

  • CRIF Acquires OFWI – Teledata from Axon Active Holding AG
  • BOL Thailand 2013 Revenues Up 6.1%
  • Dun & Bradstreet, Australia in Partnership with Edentiti
  • Dun & Bradstreet Credit Bureaus Ltd.  Acquires Stake in National Bureau Commercial Information S.A.O.C. of Oman
  • Dun & Bradstreet India Held HR Series Conclave in Pune
  • Worldbox and OFWI Switzerland in Tie-up
  • Creditsafe Group 2013 Full Year Revenues up 26%
  • WAND Announces Launch of New Taxonomy Portal
  • TransUnion 2013 Revenues Up 3.8%
  • Veda Acquires Majority Interest in Datalicious
  • Invivio (Veda Group) in Data Partnership with Yahoo!7

Industry News:

  • S&P Capital IQ Releases Enhancement to Desktop Application to Manage Corporate Credit Risk
  • Facebook to Acquire WatsApp for $19bn
  • Onvia, Inc. Q4 2013 Revenues Up 5%

News from China:

  • Baidu’s Revenues Up 43%
  • Alibaba to Establish Ecommerce Association in Taiwan
  • Alibaba Invests in English-learning Service TutorGroup
  • Sina Reports Revenue Growth of 26%

From the Regulatory Corner:

  • Canada Introduces Anti-Spam Law
  • The Cost of Compliance

From the User Corner:

  • Salespeople Crave Embedded Content in Workflows and Better Functionality
  • HR Performance Monitoring System:  Evolv

People on the Move:

  • Dennis Martin joins D&B New Zealand as Managing Director
  • Connotate Promotes Tom Williams to COO
  • UBM’s Levin to Step Down – Assumes Presidency of McGraw-Hill Education

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We thank our members for their support.

Joachim C Bartels
Managing Director