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Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Reuters Group PLC (RTRSY) is the world's leading provider of real-time information systems with a communication network that reaches over 1 billion users a day. Since 1851, Reuters Group has been a provider of news and financial information known for its accuracy and independence. Reuters Information supplies the global financial markets and the news media with a wide range of information and news products, including real-time financial data collective investment data from Lipper numerical, textual, historical, and graphical databases plus news, graphics, news video and video pictures. Reuters offers a comprehensive range of information and related services with specially designed financial packages for finance professionals in the corporate sector. Reuters has 17,500 staff in 94 countries, including 2,400 editorial staff in 196 bureaus serving 131 countries. Reuters revenue breakdown by segment in the first nine months of 2007 was: Sales & Trading (62.9%), Research and Asset Management (13.8%), Enterprise (16.7%), and Media (6.6%). Geographically, Reuter's derived 55.1% of its revenues in the first nine months of 2007 from the EMEA, 27.2% from the Americas, and 17.7% from Asia.