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scoutAsia is an intelligent news monitoring and corporate research tool.

It curates relevant content for you by combining Machine Learning technology and news content from 40 of Asia’s best business & financial sources, including:

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Our AI-driven news topics​

To give you a taste of what a subscription can do for you, we offer free email alerts featuring 5 of our AI news topics. 
Our trained machines read the news for you, tag them with the relevant topics, and send you the articles you can’t miss.

1. COVID-19 Testing

Keep an eye on the latest news about COVID-19 testing activities, strategies and efforts — as well as the development of test kits and their supply chains

2. Severe Business Disruption​

News on unexpected business-disrupting events, such as COVID-19

3. Earnings Upgrade or Downgrade

Be alerted to loss warnings, any revision in earnings guidance, changes in price targets or investment recommendations by brokers and research houses

4. Financial Distress​

Updates on bankruptcy, insolvency, credit default, distressed loan structures or liquidity issues

5. Credit Ratings

Latest credit ratings releases from any agency

Frequently
Asked Questions

We cover more than 40 of the best English-language business and financial sources in Asia.

News sources include Nikkei Asian Review, the Financial Times, DealStreetAsia, Caixin, Hindustan Times, Bangkok Post, Jakarta Post, New Straits Times, The Straits Times, South China Morning Post.

Our platform also provides AI tagging of exchange filings from Singapore Exchange (SGX) and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEx).

To get the full coverage list, do submit your request at [email protected] 

While most news monitoring tools rely solely on keyword search technology, our AI topics (or ‘Scout AI’ tags) also leverage semantic search.

Semantic search improves search accuracy and relevance because it considers the searcher’s intent and the contextual meaning behind keywords.

To achieve this search accuracy and relevance, one has to first define a particular topic, before feeding the machine positive and negative article examples so it learns your intent.

The topics listed above are just some of what we call our standard AI topics. You stand to enjoy them when you sign up for daily news alerts, or a trial.

Standard AI topics are pre-trained by our Machine Learning experts to pick up on key news topics that impact businesses.

Custom AI topics apply only to subscribers. They allow you the ability to customise and define your own topics, and will belong exclusively to you and your team.

For each of these custom ‘Scout AI’ tags to reach a strong degree of accuracy, they typically require thousands of positive and negative examples. At scoutAsia, we have simplified this for our clients. With your 10 positive and 10 negative examples, our machine learning expert team will closely assist you to reinforce its training.

scoutAsia was jointly developed in 2018 by Nikkei and the Financial Times as a news aggregation and company research platform. In 2019, AI house, Handshakes, was brought onboard to power the news monitoring platform with its award-winning AI technology.

Today, subscribers can enjoy not just the instant benefit of a consolidated news subscription, but also the perks of customising intelligent machine learning ‘Scout AI’ tags, which more effectively perform news monitoring for you.

Handshakes award-winning Artificial Intelligence technology employs Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques to process large amounts of text too unwieldy for any person or team to process.

This technology can be applied not just to news, but also CRM databases, internal data such as emails, annual reports and more. Should you like to find out more about this technology, see our Custom Solutions page.

Simply fill in our enquiry form via the below ‘Enquire Now’ button, and we’ll contact you as soon as we can.

Yes, we will be happy to offer you one. Simply click the below 'Request Trial' button.

With a scoutAsia trial account, you’ll gain access to:​

  • A consolidated news subscription to 40 of the best Asian business and financial news sources​
  • 22 (and counting) standard AI topics that you can select from, not just the 5 mentioned above​
  • More than 800,000 corporate profiles of Asian private & listed companies​

However, do note that you will need a paid account to do the following:​

  • Set up your 3 custom AI topics​
  • Export or download data reports​
  • Export or download company information

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