Putting Data on the Radar

At FISD's World Financial Information Conference in Athens in October, there were more than 30 international exchanges represented, and one of the topics that continuously came up in informal discussions was data tagging.

The conference attracted exchanges from Asia-Pacific and Africa, and several commented that there are now ongoing discussions about implementing XBRL or expanding existing services. Why? The use of data tagging standard XBRL is seen as a way of improving transparency, security a