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August 21, 2018

Thomson Reuters Provides QUICK Market Commentary Services through Eikon for Global Customers

QUICK offers Equity and Derivatives commentary in Japanese
Auto translation functions available for Japan focused Investors 

Tokyo/ London – 21 August 2018 – Thomson Reuters today announced that it is providing paid market commentary services on Japanese equity and derivatives through a new collaboration with Japanese financial information firm, QUICK. The services are available now to global clients outside of Japan using Thomson Reuters Eikon.

QUICK 's equity commentary provides content for Japanese stock market participants from a variety of views. It features immediate performance reports such as the reaction to stock prices focusing on the difference between market consensus and actual results of earning announcements. In addition, QUICK offers a wide range of commentary services such as market analysis based on its original view point as well as US stock market reports which may affect the Japanese market.

Derivatives commentary provides breaking news on markets and real-time market participants' voices for stock index futures and options trading plus Japanese government bonds and fixed income trading.  Analysis of stock index futures is also popular. QUICK also distributes breaking financial news such as bond auctions.  It focuses on the monetary policy of Bank of Japan and other key monetary authorities, delivering their decisions promptly.

Thomson Reuters Eikon is a powerful and intuitive next-generation solution for consuming real-time and historical data, enabling financial markets transactions and connecting with the financial markets community. Its award-winning news, analytics and data visualization tools help its users make more efficient trading and investment decisions across all asset classes and instruments. Eikon is an open platform, customizable to the individual needs of a financial professional or institution.

With content from QUICK’s commentary services, Eikon users can gain deep insight into Japanese markets using automated translation functions, gaining easy access to  market information.

Eikon users can translate QUICK’s commentary services using automated translation functions into more than 100 languages. Japan stock focused investors can enjoy in multi-language capabilities available to Eikon users across the globe.

Mr. Katsuyoshi Kondo, President and CEO at QUICK says, “QUICK’s equity and derivatives commentary is highly valued among Japan’s domestic market players and we aim to deliver it worldwide through various outlets. I believe it is quite significant that we are able to provide this service in a timely manner to major global financial institutions through Eikon.”

Debra Walton, Global Managing Director, Customer Proposition, Financial & Risk at Thomson Reuters, said, “Thomson Reuters focus is to provide the data and intelligence that enables investors around the world to make smarter decisions. The addition of QUICK’s market insight and commentary to Eikon is a game-changer globally and we are excited to deliver QUICK’s services through this initiative.”

QUICK

Since its founding in 1971, QUICK has developed an information infrastructure that supports Japan’s securities and financial markets. It delivers high-value-added global market information from a fair and impartial perspective to a wide range of customers, from securities firms and financial institutions to institutional investors, corporations and individual investors. QUICK is a subsidiary of Nikkei, Japan's largest business media group.

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of news and information for professional markets. Our customers rely on us to deliver the intelligence, technology and expertise they need to find trusted answers. The business has operated in more than 100 countries for more than 100 years. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges. For more information, visit www.thomsonreuters.com.

The Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk business will be known as Refinitiv following close of the strategic partnership transaction between Thomson Reuters and private equity funds managed by Blackstone.

CONTACT

Silke Marsh
Head of PR, Financial & Risk, Asia Pacific
Thomson Reuters
+61 (3) 9286 1464
silke.marsh@thomsonreuters.com

Hal Fujimori
Head of PR, Financial & Risk, Japan
Thomson Reuters
+81 70 4373 1566
hal.fujimori@thomsonreuters.com

Brian Bertsch
Thomson Reuters
+1-646-223-5985
brian.bertsch@thomsonreuters.com