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Nikkei Inc and the Financial Times Group launch corporate data service scoutAsia

5 March 2018: Nikkei Inc and the Financial Times Group have today announced the launch of scoutAsia, a new corporate data and news service that uses AI technology to connect company information to relevant news.

A scoutAsia subscription provides clients with up-to-the-minute data, news and context on more than 500,000 companies across more than 20 countries in North Asia, South Asia and ASEAN.

A scoutAsia subscription allows users to do the following:

  • Find information on companies with at least US$10 million in revenue or at least 150 employees

  • Build sophisticated lists and searches to monitor companies via global and local news

  • Follow companies and set up company alerts to receive information as it happens

  • View relationship data on companies and how they connect to customers, suppliers, competitors and advisors.

Dan Bogler, Managing Director, scoutAsia, commented, “Powered by two of the world’s leading business news organisations, Nikkei and the Financial Times, scoutAsia provides the data, analysis and world-class journalism needed to make better informed decisions and to seize opportunities swiftly. scoutAsia is an AI-driven database that connects company information to relevant news, giving clients the power to spot opportunities and track prospects with maximum efficiency.”

News and data sources for scoutAsia include Nikkei Inc and FT Group publications such as FT.com and Nikkei Asian Review; more than 20 major English-language Asian news media; the world’s leading corporate databases such as Bureau Van Dijk and FactSet and analyst reports from the world’s leading consultancy firms and other research organisations.

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For further information contact:

Rhonda Taylor I rhonda.taylor@ft.com I +852-2905-5519

About scoutAsia:
scoutAsia is a corporate data and news service, powered by Nikkei Inc and the Financial Times Group. A scoutAsia subscription provides up-to-the-minute data, news and context on more than 500,000 Asian companies across more than 20 countries in North Asia, South Asia and ASEAN.

About the Financial Times:
The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy.  The FT marks 130 years in 2018 with a record paying readership of more than 910,000.  The FT is now a majority digital content business, with digital subscriptions up 10 percent to 714,000, representing more than three-quarters of the total paying audience. Content revenues represent almost two-thirds of total revenues, double the share of five years ago.