Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing (BvDEP), a business information publisher, will shortly offer the option of accessing the ORBIS company database under its MINT interface, which is aimed specifically at end-users and company-wide desktop access. ORBIS contains information on over 15 million companies around the world and brings together data from more than forty specialist providers.
As well as the coverage of companies, of which over 99% are private, MINT GLOBAL includes a news service that brings together feeds from sources such as the FT, Reuters and Dow Jones, plus M&A news and rumors from BvDEP's own ZEPHYR plus a Web Watch service to monitor real-time news via Moreover. In addition to company and news information, MINT GLOBAL also includes modules entitled Directors, Market Research, and Scanned Reports. Users will be able to build their MINT reports to contain the data they need.