Dear Members and Friends,

We promised to bring more news from the BIIA Forum 2011.   Please go to pages 10 – 17 to read about the debates on “The Future of Trade Credit and Implications on Information” and the “SME Access to Finance Issue”.   You can also visit to access various presentations.

Late Breaking News:

  • CRIF Enters Benin and Caribbean Credit Bureau Markets

  • Experian Launches Third Credit Bureau in Australia

  • Experian to Buy Columbian Credit Bureau Computec

  • B2B Online Media Market Asia: Alibaba Dominates Online Sourcing Market

Member News:

  • Atradius Awarded Best Risk Management Team

  • Australian Credit Climate:  Consumers and Businesses Face Difficulties in Meeting Payment Terms

  • Workflow:  Information’s New Field of Dreams?

  • D&B Core Revenue up 5% in Q1 2011

  • Equifax Revenue up 7% in Q1 2011

  • LexisNexis Releases Client Software for large Law Firms

  • LexisNexis Expands Presence in Life Insurance Market

  • LexisNexis Introduces New Platform:  Lexis for Associates

  • Wand:  Metadata, Taxonomy, and Collaboration Features in SharePoint 2010

Industry News:

  • Data Theft:  The Sony Debacle Widens

News from China:

  • AliExpress Targets U.S. Buyer Market

  • Baidu’s Net Income Jumps 123% in Q1

  • Revenues Up 48% i8n Q1

  • Netsun’s Q1 Net Income Drops 29%

  • China Unveils Guidelines for Online Payment Services

People on the Move:

  • Andrew Prozes Joins Warburg Pincus as Senior Advisor

  • FICO Appoints New Leadership to Drive Growth in Hong Kong and Taiwan

Observations from the BIIA Business Information Forum 2011

We thank our members for their contributions


Joachim C Bartels

Managing Director