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Global 5000 Database Update

Harry Henry, founder of the Global 5000 Database, has provided BIIA with an update: During the quarter we added 60 new companies to the database and deleted 62 records primarily due to M&A activity.  Also, during the quarter, 1,719 records we updated.  The currency level of the database remains at 99% — meaning over 99% of the records have been ... Read More »

KSV1870 Opens New Office in Salzburg

More than 100 guests from the business and political community attended the opening of the new office location at the Hellbrunner Straße 15 in Salzburg’s capital at the invitation of KSV1870 President Mag. Dr. Roland Wernik, MBA. KSV1870 Managing Director Mag. Ricardo-José Vybiral, MBA spoke about the current business and credit conditions in the Austria in general and in the ... Read More »

Asian Development Survey Suggests Fintech, Digitization Still Not Significantly Impacting Trade Finance Gap

Banks and companies in the trade finance sector are increasingly using digital solutions to address companies’ significant and unmet financing needs. Yet the global trade finance gap—estimated at $1.5 trillion, with approximately 40% originating in Asia and the Pacific—persists in a stable state, with emerging economies and small- and mid-size enterprises (SME) bearing the brunt of financing shortfalls. More than ... Read More »

Bisnode CHRO Cecilia Westerholm Beer Winner of HR Profile of the Year at the Roi REKRYTERING Awards

Bisnode announced that Cecilia Westerholm Beer, Chief HR Officer at Bisnode has been awarded HR profile of the year in Stockholm. The award, instituted by Roi Rekrytering and SPP, celebrates individuals who are at the forefront of digitization of processes across their organizations. Cecilia was recognized for her broad knowledge within HR, her ability to be a team player and her innovative ... Read More »

CRIF Acquires PT Visi Globalindo Data Utama in Indonesia

CRIF, a global company specializing in credit bureau, business information and credit solutions, has announced today the acquisition of PT Visi Globalindo Data Utama (PT Visi), a major business information provider based in Jakarta. Operating since 2009, PT Visi provides consultancy and business information services to international and domestic credit companies, banking organizations, multinational and trade insurance companies. Its business ... Read More »

Introducing the DueDil Credit Risk Filter

Understand the risk posed by prospects, customers and suppliers without running a credit check. With the new Credit Risk filter from DueDil, you can automatically filter for companies based on their level of credit risk. Looking to target only low-risk prospects? Or high-risk companies that may be in need of your services?  Simply apply this filter to any search to ... Read More »

Value of Information Services – Luck is not a Plan

Editorial Comment:  When it comes to the question about the value of information businesses there is no better source than Marlin & Associates.  I have known the Managing Partner, Ken Marlin, for many years.  He is a former colleague of mine.  We both worked at the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation on acquisitions, divestitures and business development projects.  Eventually Ken decided ... Read More »

Cristal Credit Resumes Operation Following Hurricane Irma

BIIA member Jean-François Jard of Cristal Credit wrote today that the Cristal Credit staff in Miami is safe and was able to resume work today, on September 12th.  Florida begins the big clean up after hurricane Irma hit the state.  There was some relief in Miami that the city was spared the flooding which devastated Houston with the city’s better ... Read More »

WAND Introduces Wholesale Taxonomy

Wand has released a new taxonomy designed specifically for the wholesale industry. The WAND Wholesale Taxonomy provides 458 terms and 589 synonyms.  Included are the Types of Wholesalers, Inventory Management, Wholesale Trade Sectors, Financial Operations, Fulfillment, Documents, and Value Added Services. Other top level terms are Events, Metrics, Policies and Procedures, Regulations, as well as Trade Groups and Organizations. The WAND Wholesale Taxonomy can ... Read More »

INFORMA D&B First Half Year Revenues Up 2.6%

INFORMA D&B S. A. (SME), owned by Cesce, has reported sales of 32,792,056 euros in the first semester of the year, resulting in a 3.6% increase compared to the same period in 2016.  Profits after taxes reach, for the first time, 6,032,931 euros in the first semester, a 3.8% increase. According to Juan Mª Sainz, the company’s CEO, “two years ... Read More »

Russian Risk Climate:  SME Access To Funding Remains a Challenge 

The lack of financial inclusion for sole entrepreneurs in Russia continues to be a challenge.  Transparency is the key issue for banks to extend financing According to a report issued by the European Central Bank it is widely acknowledged that one of the weaknesses in the Russian financial sector is the lack of long-term financing. Such resources, especially in local ... Read More »

Creditsafe USA Named by INC 5000 as One of Fastest Growing Private Companies In US – Creditsafe Ranked in Top 20% Across All Industries

Creditsafe, a global business intelligence leader, announced it had been selected by INC. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. Specifically, the Company was ranked #982 out of 5,000 putting it in the top twenty percent of the annual index. “As one of only five thousand private companies to receive this distinguished honor, we are ... Read More »

Moody’s Completes Acquisition of Bureau van Dijk

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE: MCO) announced on August 10th 2017 that it has completed its acquisition of Bureau van Dijk, a global provider of business intelligence and company information. The acquisition strengthens Moody’s position as a leader in financial risk data and analytical insight. Moody’s announced that it had agreed to acquire Bureau van Dijk on May 15, 2017 and, on ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Growth in Business Credit Demand Lifts, as Conditions and Confidence Improve

Business Credit Demand Index by Equifax (June 2017 Quarter):  Overall business credit applications rose +2.7% (vs June quarter 2016) Download Infographic Sydney, Australia, Thursday, 31 July 2017 –  The Quarterly Business Credit Demand Index by Equifax, which measures the level of business loan, trade credit, and asset finance applications, rose at an annual rate of 2.7% in the June quarter, compared to ... Read More »

Creditsafe Brings New Intelligence to Global Business

Creditsafe, one of global business intelligence leaders, announced the addition of 16 new countries to its global research platform This new international reach will see Creditsafe’s online database instantly available to over 240 million businesses in over 100 countries.  As a result of today’s announcement, Creditsafe now offers the most comprehensive, insightful platform of intelligence on public and private companies in the ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Q2 2017 Revenue Up 2%

Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) (NYSE: DNB) reported GAAP revenue of US$405.7 mil up 2% year over year, both after and before the effect of foreign exchange.  As Adjusted revenue up 2% year over year, after the effect of foreign exchange (up 3% before the effect of foreign exchange); and organic revenue up 1% year over year before the effect of ... Read More »

HG Data Announces Availability of HG Connect on the Salesforce AppExchange

HG Data customers can now benefit from easy access to technographic data in Salesforce HG Data, a global leader in company intelligence for B2B technology marketers, today announced the launch of HG Connect on the Salesforce AppExchange, empowering businesses to connect with their customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways. HG Connect utilizes technographics to provide sales and marketing teams ... Read More »