Thomson Reuters Celebrates Third Anniversary of Middle East Online Financial Community


WEBWIRE – Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Online messaging community is now the largest online community of financial markets professionals in the Middle East with over 1,900 members

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: - Thomson Reuters celebrated this month the third anniversary of the launch of its messaging community in the Middle East. The Trading Middle East (TME) community was launched in 2009 on Thomson Reuters Messenger to connect finance professionals in the region by providing an integrated online messaging community for members to discuss news, trends and issues that shape international and local financial markets in real-time.

Via the online messaging platform, Thomson Reuters delivers timely news coverage, focus events, and interviews with prominent financial markets professionals, decision makers and Reuters journalists to the TME community in a simple and intuitive way. Today, the TME community encompasses more than 1,900 members and over 800 subscribers to the member newsletter, featuring an overview of the trading day ahead and key events.

The focal point of the TME community is the Chatroom, where colleagues, decision makers, officials, analysts and Thomson Reuters’ experts, including Reuters journalists from across the globe, gather to discuss breaking news, economics, policy and market rumour. The community is accessible through Thomson Reuters Messenger either via Thomson Reuters flagship desktop, Thomson Reuters Eikon, or as a standalone service.

“Trading Middle East is the largest online financial community in the region today and has become the go-to platform for invaluable content and breaking news and views. Reuters News and the expertise of our journalists have a unique status in the minds of our customers because of our long history in the region and unrivalled reputation for independence,” said Russell Haworth, Managing Director, Middle East & North Africa, Thomson Reuters. “Our vision is to continue to be the platform of choice for financial markets professionals in the region, to provide clarity in markets where transparency is still an issue and to empower this investment community with the tools they need to make informed trading decisions.”

Thomson Reuters Messenger is an enterprise-level instant messaging and real-time collaboration solution specifically designed for the financial markets. It allows financial professionals around the world to participate in a focused and authenticated community consisting of customers, colleagues and business counterparties. Members can exchange market-moving information, ideas, insights and user-generated content securely and in compliance with regulatory standards as well as benefitting from access to the breaking news and views of Reuters journalists through specific communities such as Trading Middle East. Thomson Reuters has established similar communities across emerging markets and beyond such as China, Brazil, India, Russia, and African countries.

Thomson Reuters brings together communities that allow trading, investing, financial and corporate professionals to connect. Last week, Thomson Reuters announced the launch of the Islamic Finance Gateway (IFG) Community, a multi platform forum for experts and professionals in the Islamic finance industry. Thomson Reuters also has an active Middle East fixed income community. Bond Buzz Middle East is a community for regional fixed income specialists, consisting of a vibrant online chatroom in which to discuss news, trends and deals of interest to members, and a daily newsletter which contains a view on the market issue of the day and the must read headlines from Reuters News.

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