| Contact: James Hammond
Internet Securities, Inc.
ISI EMERGING MARKETS EXPANDS ASIA COVERAGE
Comprehensive Information Covering Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Now Available Through ISI Emerging Markets
New York, NY, April 01, 2004 - Internet Securities, Inc., (trading as ISI Emerging Markets), the pioneering publisher of Internet-delivered emerging markets news and information, today announced expanded coverage of its Asia region with the launch of products for 3 additional countries. The new products provide financial news, company and industry information as well as macroeconomics from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. These new services bring the company's coverage to over 55 countries, further enhancing its ability to deliver reliable information through the Internet from the world's most dynamic, fastest-growing markets.
James R. Hammond, Internet Securities' Executive Vice President, noted that "Economist have been optimistic for the region, predicting continued GDP growth upward of 5% in 2004. Correspondingly, our financial and multinational corporate customers have been asking us for additional country coverage in Indochina. We've been working on these products for close to two years and we're excited about bringing them to market at such a timely juncture."
Adds Aloisio Parente, Regional Manager for Asia for ISI Emerging Markets, "There are few places to go for reliable business information on these markets. This is exactly the sort of challenge that appeals to our product team. After two years of research and development, we're proud to launch what we believe is the most comprehensive resource of its kind for Indochina. These new products are an indispensable tool for anyone looking to do business in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos."
As with all ISI Emerging Markets products, these new country products include selected content from distinguished publishers such as the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), as well as publications from Euromoney PLC, and over 200 locally and regionally produced information sources including the Vietnam Economic Times, Vietnam Panorama, Phnom Penh Post, and Vientiane News.
About ISI Emerging Markets - Local Information, Global Advantage
ISI Emerging Markets provides hard-to-get information through its network of 21 offices in 19 countries, on 55 emerging markets economies. It aggregates and produces unique content including financial, economic and political news into its flagship Emerging Markets Information Service. Full-text news articles, financial statements, industry analyses, equity quotes, macroeconomic statistics, and market-specific information, which are derived directly from local information providers, appear in English and local/or the local language.
The subscription-based service enables users to access a comprehensive range of information derived directly from over 8000 leading sources located throughout Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The fast-growing service combines an intuitive interface and powerful search capabilities with in-depth, timely and comprehensive coverage. ISI Emerging Markets products have continually earned outstanding recognition and product reviews, including "perfect scores" in all categories and a "must have" ranking from Information World Review, a first place ranking by the Wall Street Journal Europe among business web sites, 'Best of the Web' ratings from Forbes Magazine for 4 years running, and the 2003 Competia award for Best Information Service.
About Internet Securities Inc.
Internet Securities, Inc., a Euromoney Institutional Investor company, serves emerging markets specialists at financial institutions and multinational corporations in the United States, Europe, and emerging markets. In addition to worldwide headquarters in New York, clients are served through 21 offices throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Additional information can be obtained by contacting Internet Securities, Inc. at 225 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10003 USA, telephone (212) 610-2900, fax (212) 610-2950, or by visiting our Web site at www.securities.com.