Reuters launches new financial news service for papers

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Reuters announced Thursday it will offer automated delivery of customizable, print-ready financial data layouts to U.S. newspapers at what it calls “an attractive price.”

The move puts Reuters in competition with the “Money & Markets” product offered by the Associated Press.

The offering, Reuters Financial Infographics (RFI), provides camera-ready pages and graphs that can be customized to individual newspaper requirements.

“RFI was created as part of a larger strategy to address the challenges facing media owners today,” said Christoph Pleitgen, managing director of Reuters news agency for Thomson Reuters, in a statement. “Our media customers told us they need more than content, they need workflow solutions. And the solution we are launching today is specifically tailored for the needs of U.S. newspapers.”

Reuters’s partner in delivering this new product is Custom Flow Solutions, a development firm specializing in publishing automation.

Read the release here.