It may seem like lately geo APIs and mashups are getting a lot of coverage here on ProgrammableWeb, and for due reason: the geo API providers have been busy. From the release of v3 of the Google Maps API to the release of Yahoo!'s Placemaker "geo-enrichment" platform, there has been a lot of activity on the mapping front in the last few weeks.
Among the 25 finance-related APIs now listed on ProgrammableWeb, there are services from old and new and large and small companies. Overall, most current business and finance APIs fall into one of two categories: APIs from SaaS-based management services, and APIs that provide financial markets data.
Bloomberg recently announced the launch of OpenFIGI.com and the OpenFIGI API to provide exchanges, data providers, custodians and other organizations direct access to multiple new tools for identifying, mapping and requesting the Financial Instrument Global Identifier (FIGI).