The BIIA Newsletter September I – 2012 Issue is posted on this Website:  BIIA Newsletter Sept I – 2012 Issue

We took a break in August and here we are with interesting second quarter results of member companies and other industry players.  More second quarter results will be covered in the next issue.

Late Breaking News:

  • BIIA and EASDP to Partner in the Biggest Event Dedicated to the Business of Database, Search and Directory Publishing
  • Sharp Contrasts in Growth of Analytics, Credit Information and Rating Services
  • D&B Stock Soars on Speculation of a Potential Sale
  • BIIA at the Asia-Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion:  Approaches, Regulations and Cross-Border Issues

Member News:

  • BISNODE First Half of 2012 Results
  • BOL Thailand First Half of 2012 Results
  • D&B’s Q2 2012 Revenues Down 7%
  • Equifax Reports Record Second Quarter 2012 Results
  • Consumer Credit Information:  Invitation to Attend BIIA APCCIS Meeting in Taipei, Taiwan October 24th, 2012
  • TransUnion Launches New ‘TransUnion Total’ to Help Consumers in the Fight against Identity Theft

Industry News:

  • Q2 2012 Rating Agencies Growth Boyed by Analytics while Rating Services Stagnate
  • LexisNexis Launches SmartMeeting
  • Reed Elsevier Reports 5% Revenue Growth

News from China:

  • Alibaba Group’s Revenues and Net Income Soars
  • Alibaba Group Splits Into9 seven New Units
  • Baidu Q2 2012 Revenue Up 60%
  • Click by Click China E-commerce is Gaining Ground

From the User Corner:

  • Can SMEs Keep Pace with Rapid Consumer Adoption of SoLoMo
  • Regulatory News:
  • Credit Information Sharing: The UK Industry Conundrum
  • U.S. Wins Trade Dispute with China over Electronic Payment Services

People on the Move:

  • TransUnion CEO Mehta Resigns
  • Acxiom Names new Managing Director

News from the Taxonomy Corner:

  • Wand Taxonomy Make it Easier to Classify Billions Spent on Specific Products

We thank our members for their contributions to the newsletter.

BIIA welcomes the Cerved Group, Italy as a new Associate Member.


Joachim C Bartels

Managing Director