D&B has established its regional office for South Asia and Middle East at the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC). D&B is currently working with the Department of Economic Development (DED) for issuing the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS Number) to all companies registered with the DED. The D&B D-U-N-S Number is a unique nine-digit sequence recognized as the universal standard for identifying businesses worldwide and functions like a globally-enabled trade license number. “DIFC enables us to provide world class service to our clients in the financial sector across the region. We have excellent expertise and state-of-the-art infrastructure required for developing innovative products and solutions for the banking and financial community. The DIFC creates a favorable environment for local and international institutions to prosper,” said Rajesh Mirchandani, CEO – D&B SAME Ltd. Source: D&B website and Published in the Khaleej Times on 4th October 2006

BIIA Newsletter November – 2006 issue