Dow Jones expands in Middle East with KnowledgeView appointment


Dow Jones Newswires, the world's leading independent provider of business and financial news, is expanding its presence in the Middle East with the appointment of market news and data vendor, KnowledgeView Ltd.

With immediate effect, KnowledgeView will sell selected Dow Jones Newswires' content to financial and government professionals and local news organisations across the region.

Fourteen industry-specific news services from Dow Jones Newswires will be available on KnowledgeView's real-time, web-based RAPID Browser, which displays content from English, French and Arabic news sources.

KnowledgeView will also distribute Dow Jones Newswires' Financial Wire, which covers corporate, macro-economic and market-moving political news affecting financial markets around the world and provides commentary and analysis.

"With the key financial centres of Dubai, Bahrain, Lebanon and Kuwait, the Middle East represents a significant target market for real-time, global business news providers," said Michael Bergmeijer, vice president, international sales and marketing, Dow Jones Newswires.

"Dow Jones Newswires provides premium business-critical information to financial institutions as well as the government and the enterprise sector. KnowledgeView will deliver Dow Jones content in real-time via our Rapid Browser and through such major business venues as the 'Awal Content' initiative in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," said Dr. Ali Al-Assam, managing director of KnowledgeView.

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