SeeNews Launches the First Business Information Portal for Southeast Europe

Released on = June 3, 2007, 5:18 am

Press Release Author = Marketing / SeeNewsPR

Industry = Media

Press Release Summary = SeeNews, the leading business information provider for
Southeast Europe (SEE), launched on Sunday a new web portal to answer the needs of
financial professionals, company executives and investors in the region.

Press Release Body = SeeNews, the leading business information provider for
Southeast Europe (SEE), launched on Sunday a new web portal to answer the needs of
financial professionals, company executives and investors in the region.

"The portal is based on a very simple concept: to be the first to gather into one
location up-to-date business-crucial information about the fast-growing markets of
the SEE region. The portal features a series of information tools, services and
products, ranging from sophisticated engines for archiving or web search to news,
analysis, tender and deals databases and event management facilities," said Ilia
Krustev, Director Information Services.

Focusing on topics and events critical for businesses, SeeNews provides the most
extensive selection of continuously updating news, analysis, interviews, research,
company financial data, as well as financial markets data from SEE.

"The new portal is a step forward and mirrors SeeNews expansion from a real-time
newswire to a business information gateway to SEE. By providing timely, accurate,
reliable, and in-depth news and research, we guide local and foreign players in the
SEE market in taking informed strategic decisions. Our team of journalists,
researchers, analysts and editors operates within the best professional practices
that ensure accuracy and deliver comprehensive and exclusive coverage allowing
businesses to spot market opportunities and threats," said Dessislava Popova,
SeeNews Editor-in-Chief.

Together with the portal, SeeNews releases SeePassport: a tool for registration and
management of customer portfolios, which enables access to the whole range of the
SeeNews group of products and services from one location. It enables subscribers and
registered users to manage product portfolios, make e-transactions and personalise
content and functionalities.

SeePassport supports a number of user-friendly services to answer the specific needs
of the portal's visitors. The Pay-per-View service gives immediate online access to
single news items on an ad hoc basis, only when customers need it. The SeeNews
Access service allows unlimited access to comprehensive, online business
information, including more than 100,000 news articles about the emerging markets in
SEE covering a wide range of business topics, analysis, brokers' reports and
industry and country reports,
and other third party data.

As of June 3, 2007 SeeNews will also offer its customers a package of free services,
including E-mail Alerts Services and Newsletters aiming to save time and deliver the
specific information which matters to each customer when needed and where needed.
SeeNews offers innovative functionalities based on the latest state-of-the art
technologies in web programming. The new portal is developed upon an open source
platform. The opportunities for interactive communication are in the core of the Web
2.0 philosophy. The usage of Ajax technology in SeeNews development results in more
effective and faster review of the content.

The project, which includes the portal and the supporting content management and CRM
systems, has been developed in the last ten months by the SeeNews team and the
Bulgarian IT firm Ladger dot com. Ladger dot com ( is a company
specialising in design, development, support and integration of software
applications. The SeeNews team remains committed to the further improvement and
development of the products and services offered and plans to integrate and
streamline company, industry and country information databases into the new portal.
The goal of the product, SeeNews - Research & Profiles, is to provide businesses
with an extensive tool for building their investment strategies and to enhance their
ability to explore new revenue opportunities in the region.

We look forward to welcoming you at - the business information
gateway to Southeast Europe.

Notes to Editors:
SeeNews ( is the first business information portal for Southeast
Europe. The web portal combines real-time news and data, alerts, research, analysis,
stock and FX quotes, company financial data and topical categorisation at a single
convenient location. It delivers decision-relevant business and investment
intelligence for corporate executives and professionals in investment banking, fund
management, asset management and the securities industries. SeeNews is published by
AII Data Processing Ltd.

The Corporate Wire ( is an independent realtime business and
financial newswire providing wide coverage of the fast-growing companies, economies
and markets of ten Southeast European countries - Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.
It enables the monitoring of key economic indicators, delivers regular market
reports and provides a special focus on corporate and industry events, interviews
with economists, leading market experts, politicians, and comparative articles on
major topics in the region.

SeeNews - The Corporate Wire is available to financial professionals exclusively on
Reuters financial desktop information products as well as on the world's leading
business information integrators.

SeeNews - Research & Profiles delivers comprehensive company, industry, and market
intelligence to business executives. It provides immediate online access to more
than 5,000 company profiles, industry research and country reports from Southeast
Europe. It is a business data resource, which serves a range of business needs -
from receiving business contact information, through evaluating company fundamental
data, to analysing competitors and markets. SeeNews -Research & Profiles is a
unique, reliable source of company information and historical data on private and
public business entities.

AII Data Processing Ltd. (, publisher of SeeNews, is a
Bulgaria-based private company active in three main business fields: information
services, data processing and business services, including credit management,
telesales and telemarketing. AII Data Processing Ltd. releases over 700 news items a
day covering corporate, financial, economic and political events from over 75
The company has established itself as a leading business processes outsourcing (BPO)
and knowledge processes outsourcing (KPO) provider in Eastern Europe with its high
quality, high-turnaround capacities and skilled personnel. AII Data Processing Ltd.
operates 24/7 and employs a total staff of over 250 people.

Web Site =

Contact Details = Ilia Krustev
Director Information Services
Phone: +359 2 9376 388
E-mail: Ilia.Krustev [at]

Dessislava Popova
Phone: +359 2 9376 419
E-mail: Dessi.Popova [at]

Apeiron Communication
Nelly Benova
Phone: +359 2 8117 855
E-mail: nbenova [at]

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