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Asia's Central Banks Turn To Thomson Reuters

Asia Pacific’s Central Banks and Government Institutions Turn to Thomson Reuters Eikon to Analyse Market Data and Connect with Financial Markets Communities

Eighteen government organizations and central banks across the region sign up to Thomson Reuters Eikon to benefit from ease-of-use, depth of content, advanced search and analytics

HONG KONG, LONDON, NEW YORK, 15 April 2013 – Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today revealed that 18 central banks and government organizations in Asia Pacific have recently rolled out the flagship Thomson Reuters Eikon platform for real-time financial data, analytics, news and commentary.

The central banks and government authorities that have signed up to use Thomson Reuters Eikon in recent months include the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Reserve Bank of India, Nepal Rastra Bank, Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan), State Bank of Vietnam, Bank of the Lao P.D.R and Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan.

Financial professionals are now using Thomson Reuters Eikon in 27 countries across the Asia Pacific region. The platform has received particularly positive feedback from customers for its new advanced search functionality which can interpret natural language queries to present a full answer in graphical format using data from multiple sources and advanced visualization techniques. The use of semantic search in financial markets removes the need for financial professionals to remember complicated financial codes as well as saving time usually taken to manually find and compare data points.

“We are getting great feedback from our customers regarding ease-of-use and depth of content in Eikon,” said David Becker, managing director, Asia Pacific, Thomson Reuters. “Our customers in the Asia Pacific region are among the most active Eikon users globally. This demonstrates how important and useful Eikon has become in this part of the world in providing rich, relevant news, in-depth information, sophisticated analytics and access to the global financial community. With the new advanced search tools we are seeing query times reduced from hours to seconds and this really is a paradigm shift for financial markets professionals, enabling them to spot opportunities faster than their competition.”

Thomson Reuters Eikon is designed to provide a powerful and intuitive next-generation solution for consuming real-time and historical data, connecting with the financial markets community and executing financial markets transactions across asset classes such as foreign exchange (FX), fixed income, commodities, equities and derivatives. It realizes Thomson Reuters vision for a financial markets desktop that is intelligent, simple and social. Driven by powerful search engine technology, Eikon carries real-time data, news, charts, insightful commentary, analytics and trade execution tools through views that can be customized to individual user preferences and workflow. Based on open standards, it is powered by Thomson Reuters Elektron, the Company’s low latency data and trading infrastructure.

This news follows the announcement in early March that the European Central Bank and 18 participating national central banks had signed a three year deal with Thomson Reuters in Europe. The participating banks are Nationale Bank Van Belgie, Deutsche Bundesbank, Central Bank of Ireland, Bank of Greece, Banco de España, Banque de France, Banca d’Italia, Central Bank of Cyprus, Banque centrale du Luxembourg, Magyar Nemzeti Bank, Central Bank of Malta, De Nederlandsche Bank, Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Banco de Portugal, Banka Slovenije, Narodna Banka Slovenska, National Bank of Romania and Suomen Pankki-Finlands Bank.

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs approximately 60,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges. For more information, go to http://thomsonreuters.com

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