Last week at the Aspen Ideas Festival, we offered a panel on Trust as the Currency of the New Economy moderated by Thomson Reuters Global Head of Regulatory Intelligence Scott McCleskey and expert panelists
- Peter Orszag, vice chairman of corporate and investment banking and chairman of the financial strategy and solutions group at Citigroup, previously President Obama’s director of the Office of Management and Budget;
- William Mayer, founder of Park Avenue Equity Partners, former president and chief executive officer of First Boston and chairman of the Aspen Institute from 2000 to 2008, currently on its Executive Committee;
- James Coulter, co-founder and founding partner at TPG Capital, formerly with the Keystone Group, LP and Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb Inc.; and
- Gillian Tett, markets and finance commentator, assistant editor of the Financial Times, previously U.S. managing editor and overseer of global coverage of the financial markets.
Based on our own Thomson Reuters TRust Index, the panel explored the topic of trust today and the panelists ranged across many sectors and many points of view in a meaningful conversation about one of the hottest issues of our time.
Among the most interesting opinions and comments: (more…)
We are happy to announce the launch of our 2012 Holiday eCard. It’s free, environmentally-friendly and as in years past, lets you easily send clients, colleagues, family and friends your greetings electronically, in multiple languages – all featuring a beautiful selection of secular and non-secular Reuters images from around the world. View this year’s eCard.
We are also continuing the very successful desktop background calendar program through 2013. Also featuring stunning Reuters photographs, it is available for download here.
We are pleased to announce the 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators list, honoring 100 corporations and institutions around the world that are at the heart of innovation as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics.
Financial analysis of the acknowledged companies gives credence to their significance in that these organizations outperformed the S&P 500 by three percent in their market cap weighted revenue (15 percent versus 12 percent). This year’s winners also added 124,214 new jobs over their prior year employment figures. (more…)
Our Intellectual Property & Science business has launched the Data Citation Index, a research resource within the Web of Knowledge to facilitate the discovery, use and attribution of data sets and data studies that also link to peer-reviewed literature.
This new research resource from Thomson Reuters creates a single source of discovery for scientific, social sciences and arts and humanities information. It provides a single access point to discover foundational research within data repositories around the world in the broader context of peer-reviewed literature in journals, books, and conference proceedings already indexed in the Web of Knowledge. (more…)
This week we’re at the Washington Ideas Forum, of which we’re a proud underwriter. WIF brings together the country’s top journalists with the world’s most fascinating newsmakers for two days of enlightening interviews, spirited dialogue and working sessions on today’s most pressing policy issues. (more…)
Consumers were more optimistic in the most recent survey about prospects for their own personal finances, anticipated continued improvement in the national economy, and expected the unemployment rate to decline significantly during the year ahead. Overall, consumers were more confident about economic prospects in October than any other time during the past five years.
Nonetheless, these substantial gains still left many consumers in a difficult financial situation, as equal numbers reported continued financial declines as reported that their financial situation had improved, and as many consumers anticipated improved economic conditions as expected continued problems in the national economy.
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Thomson CompuMark, the global leader in trademark searching and brand protection solutions, has completed the addition of 136 new databases in its SAEGIS on SERION online trademark screening solution. With this new content, Thomson CompuMark has become the undisputed world’s largest provider of comprehensive trademark screening data, covering 186 countries and registers.
The implementation of the additional databases, referred to as “One World. One Source.” contains new trademark data from emergent regions in Central and South America, Asia and the Middle East. The process of building the databases involved gathering public information via networks, publications and third parties as well as leveraging exclusive internal sources. The result is a user-friendly, one-stop solution containing a thoroughly vetted, reliable and comprehensive collection of searchable trademarks from any registrar in the world. Most databases are available exclusively through SAEGIS.
Read the full story on thomsonreuters.com.
Watch video testimonials testimonials on how SAEGIS on SERION is helping trademark professionals to screen marks across the globe.
As the economies of the world are increasingly becoming more interdependent, international tax issues have become more numerous and of greater importance. The International Fiscal Association is the largest annual gathering of practitioners from the legal and accounting professions, corporate tax executives of multinational corporations, academics from major universities and government officials from around the globe. And we’re a proud Platinum sponsor of this year’s Congress in Boston.
See the full agenda for the Congress here.
While there we will host the annual Corporate Tax Officers Luncheon where our own Steve Mendelsohn, Managing Director, Knowledge Solutions will introduce the guest speaker, former NBA star Bill Russell.
You can follow many of the proceedings via Remy Farag, International Author/Editor of our International Taxes Weekly newsletter Thomson Reuters/RIA, who will be blogging from the 2012 IFA Congress here on the Knowledge Effect Blog.
Since the financial crisis of 2008/09, increasing concerns about the weakened US economy have caused the Chinese government to prioritise Renminbi (RMB) internationalisation as a key step in its economic reform. In June 2012, China’s State Council declared that the country will speed up the opening of its financial market, including allowing qualified foreign institutions to invest in China with the yuan, and expanding the use of the yuan in overseas markets, such as cross-border settlement and as an international reserve currency.
At the City of London RMB initiative launch event in April this year, UK Chancellor Osborne stated that it is “the ambition of the British Government to make London a Western hub” for offshore RMB trading. London’s status as the next major RMB offshore centre seems logical – London is well positioned with its existing infrastructure, banking community and regulatory framework. However, there are still challenges to be addressed if London is to achieve this aspiration. (more…)
The first Nobel Prizes for sciences were awarded in 1901 and in the intervening century, this honor has become the premiere recognition for the world’s most influential researchers in the fields of chemistry, physics, physiology/medicine and economics. The announcement of the 2012 Nobel Prize recipients is no exception. As the world waits for word from Stockholm to learn the names of the fields’ global leaders and most revered honorees, our IP & Science business has mined our database of proprietary information to identify the top one-tenth of one percent of researchers in their field, based on citation impact over the past three decades. These “Nobel-class” Citation Laureates are considered viable contenders for the Nobel Prize, either this year or in the future. (more…)