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Dun & Bradstreet

A company specializing in the investigation of credit worthiness, financial standing, and/or reputation of other businesses. It provides this information to third parties for a fee. Some mercantile agencies compile information into large databases, which they then distribute to subscribers. The first mercantile agency was founded in 1841 in New York under the name of "Mercantile Agency," and it is now known as Dun & Bradstreet. See also: Business intelligence, Due diligence.
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The Macedonian economy this year is not going to grow as planned and the Government is not going to succeed in filling up the budget as projected, says Dunn and Bradstreet, one of the world's most renowned credit rating agencies.
To make it as representative as possible, the list is compiled from publicly available information from sources including Dunn and Bradstreet, FAME and Companies House.
The database includes access to the current electoral roll, directors' details from Dunn and Bradstreet company reports, and OSIS telephone directory enquiries.
In order to apply, you MUST have a Dunn and Bradstreet Universal Number (DUNS) and be registered in the Central Contractor Registry (CCR).
While the Dunn and Bradstreet survey on business failures showing a 15.1pc increase in companies going to the wall was dismissed by the National Assembly Government as being misleading, the surveys' combined impact cannot be ignored.
A separate survey by Dunn and Bradstreet ranked Leamington as the top town in 1996 and 1997, and then it fell from grace.
Senior analyst for Dunn and Bradstreet, Philip Mellor, said, "Business failures have fallen for the second year in succession.