Starting Jan. 16, German-language content from Dow Jones Newswires not only will be available on AWPâs Premium "International" news service, but also on its "Basic" news service for the first timeâalongside content from AWPâs other international news partner, dpa-AFX. Under additional new agreements, AWPâs Premium service also will now include content from dpa-AFX, and AWP will have exclusive sales-agency rights for the German-language services of both Dow Jones Newswires and dpa-AFX in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Previously, news items from Dow Jones Newswires covering global financial markets were carried solely on AWPâs Premium "International" service, and the company acted as a non-exclusive sales agent for Dow Jones Newswiresâ German services in Switzerland.
"This new agreement continues our long-term partnership with Dow Jones Newswires on our Premium product for financial professionals and expands it to our âBasicâ news service for Web customers," said Christoph GaberthÃ¼el, chief executive officer, AWP, based in ZÃ¼rich. "We are delighted to have been appointed the exclusive sales agency for Dow Jones Newswiresâ German-language content in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and look forward to a long association with the company."
"With its strong connections with financial professionals across Switzerland, AWP is uniquely placed to sell and distribute our German-language services alongside its own," said Michael Bergmeijer, vice president and managing director, International, Dow Jones Newswires. "We are pleased to help them provide a reliable, comprehensive, real-time business and financial news service to the Swiss financial community."