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KTS adds AFX Focus News to its ktsMarketTerminal and ktsQuoteTerminal services

  • Created on the 7 February, 2005.


Knowledge Technology Solutions PLC (KTS), provider of professional financial information services, has enhanced the news content of ktsMarketTerminal and ktsQuoteTerminal. Stories from leading European financial news agency AFX News have been added to the standard subscription.

ktsMarketTerminal provides real-time prices, news, fundamentals and analytics for 150,000 instruments listed on the major European and North American equities exchanges. In addition to other news sources already provided on the service, ktsMarketTerminal subscribers now also have access to 400-600 news stories daily from AFX International Focus, providing company news, stock market updates, economics, political and general news.

Users of KTS QuoteTerminal can also now read up to 500 UK business stories each day from AFX UK Focus which have been added as part of the standard QuoteTerminal service.

ktsMarketTerminal and ktsQuoteTerminal users are also offered the ability to upgrade to real-time professional AFX ProFeed news services.

The addition of AFX News helps to broaden the appeal of KTS’s market data services among financial professionals. To date, more than 120 client organisations subscribe to KTS’s services.

Dr Marc Pinter-Krainer, Chief Executive of KTS PLC, said:

“News is a vital element in investment decisions. AFX is a respected international news provider, supplying the market with comprehensive and concise corporate and economic news. From the positive feedback received, we know the AFX news services are helping our users make sense of the high volumes of financial information they have to process daily. We are delighted to offer AFX services as part of the standard subscription on both ktsMarketTerminal and ktsQuoteTerminal.”

Stefan Ploghaus, Managing Director of AFX News, added:

“AFX’s strength comes from the trust of professional investors worldwide, who read our news services to make better informed investment decisions and stay abreast of market events. We pride ourselves on the accuracy, speed and independence of our news stories. We are delighted that KTS’s growing subscriber base now has access to the valuable and comprehensive information we offer.”

John Manley, Editor-in-Chief of AFX News, added:

“AFX News provides unmatched scope: The AFX UK ProFeed guarantees to cover every listed company in the UK while the AFX International ProFeed covers all major global companies, markets and events with a special emphasis on Europe. We provide value and focus to our readers: we flash market moving news on all companies, irrespective of size, and our closeness to the market means we can concentrate on the news that moves share prices. AFX gives its readers the news they need, the instant they need it.”