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Thomson Reuters launches first Asia apps on Eikon via App Studio

First Published 23rd August 2016

Thomson Reuters has launched its first two Asia apps on Eikon via App Studio in partnership with FinTech startups Amareos and Oddup.

This is the first time that any Asia-based third-party developer has created an app within Eikon and distributed it directly to Eikon users.

Based in Hong Kong, Amareos builds tools to analyse news stories and social media posts so that investors can see the psychological state of global markets. Oddup is a data driven research platform that provides analysis and ratings on startups.

App Studio on Eikon provides an open platform where professionals can access specialized apps and streamline workflow needs to improve productivity. App Studio allows third parties to blend Thomson Reuters news, market data and analytical tools with proprietary research and other third-party data to create apps for their own use or for release to the wider industry - all within Eikon itself.

Amareos' app offers news and sentiment analytics presented in metrics and charts, powered by Thomson Reuters MarketPsych Indices. Its system parses more than 2 million articles a day from news sources, blogs, forums and social media platforms, and creates sentiment indicators for more than 9,000 underlying instruments in various asset classes. Emotional indicators such as joy, fear, and anger are used as metrics to assess the psychological state of global markets.