Reuters celebrates messaging service anniversary
Dubai, December 19, 2012
Thomson Reuters, the leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, this month celebrated 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.
Thomson Reuters said via the online messaging platform, it 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, said a senior official.
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,” remarked Russell Haworth, the managing director, Mena.
“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,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service
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