Welcome to the Dun & Bradstreet Global Bankruptcy Report. This report is compiled for you by the members of the Dun & Bradstreet Worldwide Network (WWN). As cross-border transactions increase, more and more customers have been expressing a need for the analysis of bankruptcy trends to cover global markets as an index of real economic conditions. It was to satisfy this need that we started compiling the Global Bankruptcy Report. We are pleased to share that the number of markets covered has increased to 38.