Thomson teams with MarketWatch for financial news service

Thomson teams with MarketWatch for financial news service

Thomson Financial is partnering to develop an online real-time financial news service that will be delivered over its Thomson One platform.

The service will combine coverage from MarketWatch with Thomson Financial's proprietary content and analytics to deliver real-time market, industry and US company news.

Thomson says its analysts will work with MarketWatch journalists to develop content based on its own news and data feeds, including IFR, CCBN, SDC deals data and the First Call service.

Sharon Rowlands, president and CEO, Thomson Financial, says the service is intended to complement sources such as Dow Jones: "The research we've conducted shows that our clients require multiple sources of news to do their jobs well."

Commenting on the deal with Thomson, Larry Kramer, chairman and CEO,, says: "We will be bringing MarketWatch coverage to the desks of professional institutional users that we were not reaching before."

The news service will be available exclusively to Thomson One customers as well as to clients of Thomson affiliates.

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