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Volume 18, Issue 5 May 2001
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COMTEX to Open European Office, Offer Region-Specific Product Line

COMTEX News Network, Inc. has announced its expansion in the international content market with the opening of a European office and the offering of a line of region-specific news products. To meet the increasing worldwide demand for content aggregation and distribution services and accommodate the needs of a growing international client list, COMTEX will open its European facilities in the fall.

For subscribers in need of targeted, area-specific news, COMTEX is enhancing the regional product line to its CustomWires offering, which delivers real-time, subject-specific news wires from over 10,000 global information sources, ensuring comprehensive reporting.

Regions offered in the new CustomWires include the following:

  • Eastern Europe
  • Western Europe
  • China and Hong Kong
  • Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia
  • Japan, Korea, and Taiwan
  • Australia and New Zealand
Each CustomWire brings together information from agencies and publishers to offer both a global and local perspective on business, financial, economic, and political news that affects business in a particular region. According to the announcement, with COMTEX as a single-source provider, customers save time and money and can obtain a diverse blend of news that's categorized and relevant. As with all of COMTEX's content offerings, each CustomWire story is enhanced by keywords and U.S. stock ticker symbols to facilitate searching and data management.

"Our regional CustomWires are one of the many ways we are committed to providing our customers with the specialized news and information they need from a particular region," said Sheri Robey-Lapan, COMTEX's vice president of marketing and corporate strategy. "Our topic-specific, real-time news ensures that content is delivered in context, and provides the targeted solution our distributors need for their customers. COMTEX is committed to delivering solutions to the international market with the same quality, breadth, and depth as the U.S. market has come to expect. COMTEX's outstanding reputation with both our distributors and publishers ensures we can deliver the highest-caliber product to the global market."

Source: COMTEX News Network, Inc., Alexandria, VA, 703/820-2000; http://www.comtexnews.net.

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