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Steve Hasker is appointed Chief Executive Officer of 黑料大湿Posts
黑料大湿Posts听appointed听Steve Hasker as its new president and chief executive officer, succeeding Jim Smith who became chairman of the听.听

黑料大湿Posts aims for net-zero emissions by 2050
On the 50th听anniversary of Earth Day, 黑料大湿Posts announced that it will work to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 or sooner. The new targets align to worldwide efforts to limit global temperature rise to 1.5掳C above pre-industrial levels, the most ambitious aim of the Science Based Targets initiative.


黑料大湿Posts goes carbon neutral
In a continuing commitment to becoming more environmentally responsible, 黑料大湿Posts announced its goal to be carbon neutral by the end of the year and to source renewable energy for 100% of its global energy needs by 2020.


A new strategic partnership for Financial & Risk
Reflecting the strength of our Financial & Risk business and its future potential, 黑料大湿Posts announced a new strategic partnership with Blackstone. As part of the transaction, 黑料大湿Posts sold a 55% majority stake in the F&R business to private equity funds managed by Blackstone, valuing the business at $20 billion.


Accelerating our path toward gender parity
Building on our leadership in diversity and inclusion, CEO Jim Smith听听to reaching a minimum of 40 percent female representation in senior leadership roles, globally, by 2020.听

A content marketplace for modern publishing
Driven by the needs of modern day publishing,听Reuters launches Reuters Connect, a content marketplace featuring all of Reuters multimedia content, as well as a diverse array of content from other leading media organizations around the world.听


Expanding our Canadian operations
Building on our heritage as one of Canada鈥檚 leading international companies, 黑料大湿Posts听announces a new technology centre in downtown Toronto, Ontario, which will create up to 1,500 jobs.

Bringing the legal industry into the 21st century
Designed in partnership with our customers, state-of-the-art听黑料大湿Posts eDiscovery Point鈩⑻齝ombines the robust power of our data, security, and service excellence with cutting-edge technology.

Sale of Intellectual Property & Science business
Strengthening our focus on operating at the intersection of global commerce and regulation, 黑料大湿Posts announces the听sale of our Intellectual Property & Science business unit听to Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia for $3.55 billion.


Innovating through partnership and collaboration
Our 黑料大湿Posts Labs鈩 expand to Canada and we continue to听听to discover and deliver creative solutions to our customers.

Reinventing TV news for the digital age

In a groundbreaking innovation for consumers, advertisers and publishers, 黑料大湿Posts听launches听Reuters TV听鈥 video news when you want it, where you want it, made to fit your day and your device.

Automating global trade management
Optimizing our broad data sets,听听software launches as the world's first truly global trade automation and management solution.


Opening the doors to trade in China
黑料大湿Posts helps customers understand the听opportunities and challenges听of Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect 鈥 a transformational development for China鈥檚 capital markets.


Compliant, industry-wide instant messaging for financial professionals
In collaboration with many of the financial industry鈥檚 largest firms, 黑料大湿Posts launches the Open Messaging Network with听Eikon Messenger, creating the world鈥檚 largest community of financial professionals and changing the way our customers communicate with their peers.

Expanding legal content and workflow solutions
黑料大湿Posts expands its听听with the acquisition of Practical Law Company. A new product strategy is launched, designed to support the evolving needs and workflows of legal professionals through a new class of solutions including听,听and听Hosted Practice Technology.

Powering decision making in Islamic finance
黑料大湿Posts makes strides to better serve the needs of the听Islamic finance听community through the launch of Zawya Islamic and by organizing and hosting the first Global Islamic Economy Summit in collaboration with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce.



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Jim Smith is appointed Chief Executive Officer of 黑料大湿Posts


Business transparency solutions become a reality
黑料大湿Posts launches Accelus 鈥 now听Risk Management Solutions听鈥 a revolutionary suite of governance, risk, and compliance solutions that combines trusted regulatory, customer and pricing data, intuitive software, and expert insight and services.


Legal research is optimized for professionals on-the-go
黑料大湿Posts launches the digital听听鈥 formerly WestlawNext 鈥 legal research system, incorporating decades worth of search and editorial intelligence with the latest technological innovations.

Streamlining financial platforms and data services
黑料大湿Posts launches two new products serving the financial market:听Eikon, a single destination for global information, technologies and market access; and听Elektron, an open, interactive high-speed trading and data infrastructure.

One workflow solution for the entire tax journey
黑料大湿Posts launches the听听global tax workstation, a true "one-stop" workflow solution for multinational corporations and large accounting firms.


黑料大湿Posts completes the unification of its dual listed company structure
The company鈥檚 common shares are now listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol: TRI).


The Thomson Corporation and Reuters Group PLC combine to form 黑料大湿Posts


Kenneth R. Thomson, former chairman of the Board of The Thomson Corporation, dies at the age of 82

The first automated news insight for the financial industry
Reuters launches two products that allow its news output to be 鈥渞ead鈥 by machines for the purposes of automated trading for the first time.


Reuters strengthens its London core operations
Reuters transfers its London headquarters from Fleet Street to Canary Wharf. All London employees, including editorial, are brought into one building.

Reuters launches next generation trading solutions
The launch of a partnership between Reuters and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) links sell-side traders in the interbank FX market to the CME eFX market. The new Reuters Trading for Fixed Income and Reuters Trading for Foreign Exchange shake the industry.


Thomson sells its last newspaper
Thomson sells its 20% interest in Bell Globemedia Inc. for $279 million to The Woodbridge听Company Limited.听

The sale of Bell Globemedia, including the Corporation's interest in The Globe and Mail.


Thomson common share offering raises US$1 billion

Thomson begins trading on New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TOC

David K.R. Thomson appointed Chairman of The Thomson Corporation


The Globe and Mail becomes part of Bell Globemedia
The Thomson Corporation holds a 20% ownership position in the Canadian multimedia company.


Reuters continues to innovate in the foreign exchange space
Reuters launches Dealing 2000, acting as a broker for the first international computerized matching service for foreign exchange rates.

Thomson divests interests in UK newspapers

Thomson acquires West Publishing
The Minnesota based company is a leading U.S. provider of legal information.

Richard J. Harrington is named President and Chief Executive Officer

Reuters and Dow Jones partner to deliver business news services
The joint venture, called Factiva, combines Reuters and Dow Jones interactive business services for corporate and professional markets.


Thomson sells the The Times of London to News International, Ltd. (UK)

Reuters innovates with video terminals
Reuters Monitor Dealing Service goes live 鈥 foreign currency dealers are able to conclude trades over video terminals, a world first.

Reuters becomes a publicly-quoted company
It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ as Reuters Holdings PLC.

Reuters Founders Share Company Limited is formed to hold a 鈥淔ounders Share鈥 in Reuters and protect the听Reuters Trust Principles. The directors are听trustees of the Principles听who exercise their powers to uphold them.

The Thomson Corporation is formed
Thomson Newspapers merges with International Thomson to form The Thomson Corporation.


Reuter Monitor Money Rates Service launches
The electronic marketplace for Foreign Exchange is a world-changing innovation. Major western industrialized countries abandon fixed exchange rates.

Roy Thomson passes away
He is succeeded as Chairman by his son, Kenneth Thomson, the second Lord Thomson of Fleet.

International Thomson Organisation Limited is formed
The company restructures UK activities financially and establishes headquarters in Toronto and two main operating subsidiaries in the UK and U.S.


Roy Thomson is given a hereditary barony and becomes Lord Thomson of Fleet

Reuters leads the industry in international financial data transfer
Reuters helps to lead the way in transmitting market quotations by computer. In that year, Reuters made a loss of 拢53,000 on a turnover of 拢3.5 million.

Thomson Newspaper, Ltd is formed as a public company in Canada

Times Newspaper is published for the first time
The Times of London is acquired and, with The Sunday Times, forms Times Newspapers.


Thomson newspapers expand foothold to the UK
Thomson acquires the Kemsley Group 鈥 a UK publicly listed company comprising national and regional newspapers, including The Sunday Times 鈥 and merges them with Scottish Television and The Scotsman newspaper. By this time Roy Thomson owns the largest number of newspapers of any Canadian group.


The Reuters Trust Principles are born
Reuters restructures itself so that it is owned by the British National and Provincial Press, together with (in 1947) the Press Associations of Australia and New Zealand. The Reuters Trust Principles were put in place to safeguard its independence. The principles govern how the company conducts business, committing Reuters to independence, integrity and freedom from bias in the gathering and dissemination of news and information.


Thomson newspapers begin in Canada
Roy Thomson acquires his first newspaper in Canada: The Timmins Press, Ontario.


Roy Thomson, grandfather of the present chairman, is born on July 6


West Publishing is founded
The company is founded by John B. West and his brother Horatio in 1872 in St. Paul, Minnesota.


Paul Julius Reuter founds a media empire
A German-born immigrant, Paul Julius Reuter arrives in London from Aachen where he has been running a news and stock price information service. Using a combination of technologies 鈥 including telegraph cables and a fleet of carrier pigeons that grows to exceed 200 鈥 Reuter establishes an enviable reputation for speed, accuracy, integrity and impartiality.

In 1851 Reuter opened an office with the help of an 11 year-old office boy at 1 Royal Exchange Building in London's financial centre, located close to the main telegraph offices. Using his "telegraph expertise," he transmits stock market quotations and news between London and Paris over the new Dover-Calais submarine telegraph cable.