Dear Members and Friends,

Please find attached the latest issue of the BIIA Newsletter:  BIIA NEWSLETTER December 2011 Issue

Before you dive into the latest issue please note that we have posted an important report on BIIA News:  After the Go-Go-Days – Part 4 Business Information  –  Get Ready or Get Out!

This report, authored by Phil Cotter, BIIA’s newest contributing staff writer, represents an ‘outside-looking-in’ perspective of Business Information Services in general, and Bisnode, Coface, Creditreform, D&B, Equifax and Experian specifically. The report is based on publicly available data, personal observations and opinions. The report is not based on interviews or quantitative research.

What is news in the December 2011 Issue?

Late Breaking News:

  • CRIF enlarges its geographic footprint by entering Austria and Switzerland
  • Outsell Report on Credit & Financial Information Revenue estimates for 2011
  • EU Commissioner Barnier backtracks on rating reform

Member News:

  • McGraw-Hill Markets third quarter results
  • McGraw-Hill Education and New Oriental to form joint venture in China
  • CRIF Select rolls out auto lending solutions to Credit Unions and Dealers
  • Veda Australia to acquire Verify
  • Creditreform ‘FirmenWissen’ adds credit evaluation
  • China automotive consumer trend report from Sinotrust
  • Secrets to tackle the Chinese automotive market shifts

Industry News:

  • Thomson Reuters Q3 2011 revenues up 5%
  • Thomson Reuters gets ready to compete
  • Stress in credit ratings affects Moody’s q3 results
  • Nielsen reports 10% rise in Q2 revenues
  • Nielsen partners with Indian Mobil Specialist
  • European Association of Directory Publishers reshapes its future
  • Duedil:  The Mouse that roared
  • Tracker – An early financial risk warning system launched by accounting firm in the UK

News from China:

  • HC International revenues up 35%
  • Global Sources reports q3 revenues up 19%

From the User Corner:

  • Asia’s ASIFMA feels the FSB and G20 needs to advice members on the use of a universal legal entity identifier

From the Regulatory Corner:

  • Dutch privacy agency persuades Google to let WiFi owners opt out of Google database

People on the Move:

  • The Financial Times has named D&B CEO Sara Mathew as one of the top 50 women in world business for 2011

BIIA Business Information Forum 2012

  • March 20th, 2012  Hong Kong Convention Centre  

Season’s Greetings

Joachim C Bartels

Managing Director

PS:  Your editorial team will take a break for the holidays and the next issue of the BIIA Newsletter will be published mid-January 2012.  To keep informed you can log on to which is being kept current 24/7.