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  • Infographic: How Forced Labour Enters Your Supply Chain… And How to Keep It Out

    news 23-06-2016

    It's hard to imagine a company actually condoning the use of human trafficking in its supply chain. No company would ask its suppliers to use forced labour. Yet more than 20 million men, women and children are still the victims of modern slavery.
    How does this happen? And how can the business world put a stop to it? Let's explore this infographic to learn more.

  • Seeing the Human Face in Supply Chain Data

    news 23-06-2016

    Moreen Romans has made a career of using data to help companies do the right by the people in their supply chains. Human trafficking is her latest focus.

  • Top five hot takeaways from ACAMS

    news 23-06-2016

    With the EU Fourth Anti-money-laundering (AML) directive casting a long shadow over the regulatory landscape, delegates at the recent ACAMS AML and Financial Crime conference in London were understandably hungry for guidance and inspiration from an impressive array of speakers on tackling compliance complexities, achieving efficiency gains and balancing risk-appetites successfully.

  • 3 Keys to Becoming an Analytically Driven Organisation

    news 31-05-2016

    This assertion comes from Dun & Bradstreet's very own Chief Analytics Officer, Nipa Basu, while discussing the results of the company's 2016 Enterprise Analytics Study. That's not to say analytics is easy; it's not. But, according to Basu, analytics is a practice that can be mastered with diligence and continued learning. "Being smart doesn't hurt, but much more important than being smart is the right training," explains Basu. "Analytics is an incredibly evolving field. Simply going to school and graduating with a degree in analytics is not enough. Today's most effective analytic leaders are the ones that can regularly learn something new and apply it to the rhythm of the business."

  • Infographic: The 2016 State of Enterprise Analytics

    news 31-05-2016

    How analytically-driven are today’s leading companies?

  • Flying High Again - Predict Supply Chain Defects with Analytics

    news 13-05-2016

    Second in our series of two articles about achieving multi-tier visibility into your supply chain.

    When supply chain professionals open their Twitter feeds, many undoubtedly thank their lucky stars that they weren’t involved in the latest failures that are flying across their screen. Can you imagine being the CPO of the aerospace company who missed production deadlines by years due to one small part? You can’t blame them for cringing when they power on their smart phones. This is the stuff nightmares are made of.

  • The Chief Analytics Officer Takes Centre Stage

    news 13-05-2016

    Across the globe, the business world is lauding the emergence of the Chief Analytics Officer (CAO). That's right, we said Chief ANALYTICS Officer. Perhaps you were thinking about that other C-level role that recently dominated the headlines - the Chief Data Officer?

  • Will Businesses Like Facebook’s Reaction Buttons?

    news 29-04-2016

    New Data Will Reveal How Customers Really Feel

  • What’s Unseen Goes Unchecked: Exposing Hidden Risk in Your Supply Chain

    news 18-04-2016

    When you think about it, you would be hard-pressed to find a data-inspired creation of the digital age with more impact than GPS. Along with saving marriages from the strain of asking for directions and finding takeaway options for the hungry kids whining in the back seat, it helps farmers maximise their land, emergency responders reach those in need, shippers deliver supplies, and civil engineers lay out thoroughfares.

  • New Global Supply Chain Solution from Dun & Bradstreet Helps Companies Identify Human Trafficking

    news 18-04-2016

    SHORT HILLS, N.J., April 13, 2016 /CNW/ -- In a hyper-connected global economy, where businesses and consumers increasingly make decisions based upon brand reputation and responsible corporate practices, companies large and small need increased visibility into the multiple layers of their supply chain to mitigate hazards, achieve compliance, and enable the ethical procurement of goods and services.

  • The ‘Panama Papers’ leak: A Wake-up Call for Corporate Transparency

    news 07-04-2016

    If you’re swimming offshore, be careful you don’t get caught when the tide goes out. That’s the advice being learned fast by some clients of Mossack Fonseca, who used the secretive services of Panama-based law firm to facilitate everything from bribery, arms deals and tax evasion, to financial fraud and drug trafficking.

  • Sweetening the anti-bribery and anti-corruption process

    news 07-04-2016

    It’s a bittersweet time for Sweett Group PLC. Despite picking up many prestigious new business contracts in recent years, the building and infrastructure project management company has been mired in a bribery scandal in relation to its activities in the Middle East.

  • Low Oil Prices, Part 2: Geopolitical and Socio-political Impacts

    news 21-03-2016

    The importance of oil prices to businesses cannot be understated, and neither can the planning difficulties created by their volatility: as recently as June 2014 the Brent spot price for a barrel of oil was more than USD115, but throughout 2016 flirted regularly with the USD30 per barrel (/b) mark. For governments, meanwhile, volatile oil prices mean unpredictable budget outcomes and potentially untenable current accounts.

  • Low Oil Prices, Part 1: Economic Implications

    news 21-03-2016

     The importance of oil prices to businesses cannot be understated, and neither can the planning difficulties created by their volatility: as recently as June 2014 the Brent spot price for a barrel of oil was more than USD115, but throughout 2016 flirted regularly with the USD30 per barrel (/b) mark. For governments, meanwhile, volatile oil prices mean unpredictable budget outcomes and potentially untenable current accounts.

  • Learning lessons from the VimpelCom and Unitel Foreign Bribery Resolution

    news 14-03-2016

    Melaine Campbell, Managing Director, Global Compliance Solutions Group, Dun & Bradstreet explores the fall-out from the $795 million in corruption fines and penalties brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and Dutch authorities on the telecommunications company, and how global visibility can help ensure compliance and safeguard reputational risk.

  • Special Briefing Economic Impact of the Iran Nuclear Deal

    news 12-08-2015

    The international community has built up a network of sanctions against Iran since the US first invoked sanctions in 1979 as a result of the American embassy hostage crisis in Tehran.

  • Special Briefing on China's Stock Market Crash

    news 12-08-2015

    China’s institutional competence at managing equity markets is now substantially in question.

  • Dun & Bradstreet Ushers in a New Era

    news 10-03-2015

    Brand Modernization Underscores Impact of Data on Growing Business Relationships

  • Global Economic Outlook (2014 YEAR-END UPDATE)

    news 25-11-2014

    Download the FREE Global Economic Outlook for Regional Insights Risk Upgrades and Downgrades around the world

  • Welcome to CONNECTORS, a new Dun & Bradstreet blog for CMOs

    news 13-11-2014

    Get actionable ideas and expert perspectives for marketing success in the data age.

  • The D&B D-U-N-S® Number

    news 22-09-2014

    The Power behind the Number

  • Forbes CMO Interview: D&B's Rishi Dave

    news 09-09-2014

    D&B Chief Marketing Officer, Rishi Dave, talks to Forbes about how D&B is transforming its business and brand.

  • 3 easy ways your credit team can better enable your sales

    news 09-09-2014

    Credit and Sales functions are both critical for business success. The role of Credit professionals is increasingly no longer just about protecting their business; it’s also about identifying profitable growth opportunities.

  • D&B's Global Economic Outlook to 2018 - June 2014

    news 16-07-2014

    Improving Long-Term Sentiments

    Over five years since the end of the 2008-09 recession, risks associated with doing cross-border business in the global economy still remain elevated. Although we are optimistic that the global economy is improving, the recovery is the most protracted in the past century and growth remains below long-term trend levels. Real global growth in the period 2000-07 averaged 3.7% per year, compared with an average 2.2% per year in the period 2009-2014.

  • Econometrics and the World Cup

    news 13-06-2014

    When the sacred and the profane go hand in hand. 

  • D&B's CEO Bob Carrigan on CNBC

    news 12-06-2014

    D&B's CEO Bob Carrigan discusses the D&B growth story on the CNBC show Mad Money.

  • Global Outlook - May 2014

    news 20-05-2014

    The global economy is set to perform more strongly in 2014 (2.5% growth) and 2015 (2.9%) than in 2013 (2.0%). The advanced economies, led by the US (2.8% growth in2014), the UK (2.6%) and Japan (1.5%) are continuing to strengthen. However, growthis slowing in many emerging markets.

  • Is the Euro-zone Crisis Over?

    news 13-05-2014

    2014 marks the fourth anniversary of the outbreak of the euro-zone crisis. Since 2010, several countries have sought bail-outs from the EU authorities, and on several occasions the euro-zone has looked to have been on the brink of breaking up.

  • D&B's infographic Top 10 Economic Risks by region

    news 11-05-2014

    D&B created an infographic with great visual insight in the top 10 global economic risks by region. It is based on the 'D&B Global Economic Outlook to 2018' report, whith regional insights, upgrades and downgrades around the world.

     

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  • CIPS Risk Index (Quartely Report Q1 2014)

    news 07-05-2014

    the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) are introducing the CIPS Risk Index (powered by D&B macro market data and insight) 

  • Potential Implications of Economic Sanctions Against Russia

    news 22-04-2014

    This special report looks at the potential implications including commercial implications and outlines the likely scenarios for the next few months.

  • D&B downgraded Ukraine’s country risk rating

    news 11-03-2014

    The political crisis in Ukraine pushes the country to the edge of a default. The former president has fled but a divided opposition has filled the political vacuum left by his absence.

  • Global Economic Outlook Report to 2018

    news 31-01-2014

    Our latest report on the Global Economic Outlook to 2018 offers regional insights, upgrades and downgrades around the world.

  • 2013 Benchmark rapport - Strategies for managing risk

    news 04-12-2013

    A report from the Economist Intelligence Unit

  • D&B's Global Economic Outlook to 2017

    news 22-08-2013

    A report outlining regional insights, upgrades, and downgrades - from around the world.

  • Get Actionable Insight from Customer Data

    news 30-07-2013

    D&B Informed Perspective delivers actionable insight on Small Businesses information.

  • Update - D&B spam email

    news 26-06-2013

    Recently an email purporting to be from D&B with an email address of alert@dnb.com and containing the Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp logo below the subject line was again received by a number of our customers and contacts. We are investigating this matter.

  • D&B Worldwatch

    news 07-12-2012

    Welcome to the latest WorldWatch. This update of global developments is brought to you by the specialists of D&B’s Country Insight Team.

  • D&B Focus: A Return to ‘Normal’ Growth?

    news 28-11-2012

    Recovery from the 2008-09 recession is proving more challenging than was originally predicted. Given the level of challenges facing the global economy we are now forecasting that a period of sustained growth will not be achieved until at least 2017.

  • D&B Country Risk update - November 2012

    news 06-11-2012

    This Country Risk update has been put together by their team of economists using the most up-to-date information to provide a snapshot of the latest country risk situation, and provides an excellent overview for those exposed to cross-border credit or investment risks

  • D&B Focus: Eurozone crisis

    news 01-10-2012

    September saw two important decisions that have stabilised the situation in the euro area in the short term but could have harmful effects over the medium to long run.

  • Business Information Changes Fast

    news 21-05-2012

    Today's business data moves and changes more quickly than ever. As an example, for every 1,000 customers your company has, you can expect 200 will report significant changes each year.

  • Global Failures: Fall Year on Year in Q4

    news 27-03-2012

    On a year-on-year (y/y) basis, the D&B Global Insolvency Index fell by 3.3% (after falling 2.6% y/y in Q3) reflecting a growing recovery in some regions, notably in the US.

  • Global Economic Outlook: Uncertainty Dominates

    news 22-02-2012

    The global outlook remains highly uncertain; however, we are not anticipating that the global economy will enter recession, although growth will remain weak.

  • Over 200 million records in the D&B Database

    news 29-09-2011

    Dun & Bradstreet has reached a significant milestone: 200 million businesses covered in its global database.

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