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Thomson Reuters Getting More Geographic

Monday, November 19th 2012
By Adena Schutzberg

Most of us think of anything with Reuters as having to do with the news media. But, Thomson, with which it merged in 2007, is basically a data company. That makes Thompson Reuters a data mining company, one that announced a new geo product last week.

The new tool that allows commodities traders to map the impact of natural disasters and political events on commodity supply chains.

The interactive map, delivered through the company’s Eikon desktop, shows traders through satellite imagery how dramatic events, such as storms and tsunamis, will affect thousands of physical assets around the globe, from oil refineries to natural gas tankers

- press release via eFinancial News

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