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  1. September 10, 2013

    Bolloré to slug it out in Vivendi shake-up

    In the conservative and often staid world of French business, Vincent Bolloré has earned a formidable reputation for shaking...

  2. April 25, 2013

    Huntsworth surges on Chinese partnership

    Huntsworth has become the first London-listed public relations company to receive significant Chinese investment, allowing...

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  1. Japan - Banking & Finance 2012

    With no end in sight for sluggish growth, the migration of financial institutions over...
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  1. November 16, 2012

    New business wins boost Aegis

    Aegis, the UK advertising group that is being acquired by Japan’s Dentsu, has avoided the gloom gripping some of its rivals,...

  2. October 28, 2012

    Mitsubishi/Morgan Stanley: Hurried marriage confounds most of the sceptics

    Marry in haste, repent at leisure. The phrase could almost have been written for Morgan Stanley and Mitsubishi UFJ in the...

  3. October 22, 2012

    Japanese groups look for overseas deals

    Japanese companies are set to extend a spate of dealmaking abroad as a battle for survival in the face of a shrinking...

  4. October 19, 2012

    Bolloré lifts spirits of Vivendi investors

    Vincent Bolloré, the 60-year-old Breton billionaire who has built a stake of more than 5 per cent in Vivendi , has a...

  5. September 10, 2012

    Too big to scale creative heights

    Bob Greenberg woke up one morning recently, terrified that R/GA, the digital advertising agency he founded more than three...

  6. August 30, 2012

    WPP sees Google rivalling traditional media owners

    Google is poised to rival traditional media owners such as News Corp, Viacom and CBS in sharing the more than $70bn in...

  7. August 23, 2012

    Solid EM results push up Aegis profits

    Solid revenue growth in emerging markets pushed up first-half pre-tax profits at Aegis Group, in what was likely to be the...

  8. July 13, 2012

    Vivendi advances on boost from Fitch

    The agreed purchase of Aegis, the UK-listed advertising group, for £3.2bn by Dentsu gave a fillip to media companies, with...

  9. July 12, 2012

    Dentsu foray shows importance of scale

    The seeds of Dentsu’s boldest foray overseas in its 111-year history were arguably sown back in February when Publicis, the...

  10. July 12, 2012

    Diageo under spotlight over Moët venture

    A revival of speculation about its Moët Hennessy joint venture put Diageo in focus yesterday. LVMH could finally give up...

  11. July 12, 2012

    Dentsu challenges global ad groups with Aegis deal

    Dentsu, Japan’s dominant advertising group, has agreed to buy Aegis, the UK-listed advertising agency, for £3.2bn in cash,...

  12. June 22, 2012

    Advertising deal talk centres on LBi

    Following WPP’s $540m deal for digital advertising firm AKQA, Amsterdam-based LBi is emerging as the industry’s next likely...

  13. June 12, 2012

    Ex-Aegis executives plead guilty to fraud

    Two former executives at a large outdoor advertising company owned by Aegis Group have pleaded guilty to a $19.75m...

  14. May 23, 2012

    Dickensian tax row still has pages to run

    At the core of Charles Dickens’s novel Bleak House is a long-running legal case that has dragged on for generations. For tax...

  15. May 18, 2012

    GM to sit out next Super Bowl

    General Motors will not advertise in the Super Bowl next year, the most watched US television event of the year, in an...

  16. March 29, 2012

    Miners lead London falls on metals outlook

    Global slowdown fears sent the London market to its third straight loss on Thursday with miners turning negative for the...

  17. March 15, 2012

    Digital ad spending to overtake print

    Global digital advertising spend will outstrip newspapers’ print revenues for the first time next year, according to...

  18. March 2, 2012

    Havas chief acts to rebrand agencies

    David Jones, chief executive of advertising group Havas, has moved to rebrand his own agencies after a year of strong sales...

  19. February 22, 2012

    Aegis acquires US digital agency Roundarch

    Aegis Group has begun to invest the proceeds of last year’s disposal of its market research unit with the purchase of...

  20. January 24, 2012

    Aegis wins $3bn GM global media contract

    Aegis Group has won General Motors’ $3bn global media planning and buying contract from rival Publicis Groupe, making the...

  21. December 20, 2011

    Upbeat brokers push Aggreko higher

    Aggreko hit its best level since July on upbeat broker comment as the London market rallied. Confident management...

  22. November 28, 2011

    China bans ads in TV drama and films

    China has banned advertisements during dramas and movies on television in the Communist party’s latest move to assert...

  23. November 11, 2011

    BG Group misses broader London rally

    BG Group missed out on a FTSE 100 rally on fears that the value of its Brazilian assets may have been overestimated. BG lost...

  24. November 1, 2011

    Aegis Group upgrades revenue forecasts

    Aegis Group, the media and marketing services firm, upgraded its revenue forecast for 2011 after third-quarter revenues came...

  25. October 31, 2011

    Aegis chief confident of seeing off predators

    A bullish Jerry Buhlmann, chief executive of Aegis, says the slimmed-down marketing services group can still punch above its...

  26. FT Alphaville

    October 26, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Wednesday, - Lehman’s joint chapter 11 plan gets support from creditors holding over $160bn in...

  27. October 19, 2011

    ENRC advances on more talk of Glencore interest

    Stake sale hopes helped lift ENRC as the FTSE 100 turned positive for the first day in three. Shares in the Kazakh mining...

  28. September 19, 2011

    Miners scupper London’s winning streak

    Miners broke London’s four-day winning streak on Monday as eurozone jitters sunk the FTSE 100. Xstrata , Rio Tinto and Anglo...

  29. September 1, 2011

    Line softened on hard copies of annual reports

    Overwhelming opposition from investors large and small has defeated a proposal to allow companies to stop printing hard...

  30. August 31, 2011

    Havas cautious on acquisition strategy

    Havas, the French marketing services group, is being more cautious with its acquisition strategy in light of global economic...

  31. August 26, 2011

    Aegis defiant in face of turbulence

    Aegis Group, the marketing company, has maintained a confident outlook in its first results since agreeing the sale of its...

  32. FT Alphaville

    August 25, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Thursday, - Glencore adjusted EBIT up 50 per cent to $3.3bn — statement. - Credit Agricole takes...

  33. July 27, 2011

    Aegis agrees £525m sale of Synovate to Ipsos

    Aegis has agreed to sell its market research unit, Synovate, for £525m (€595m) to France’s Ipsos, with the blessing of the...

  34. July 26, 2011

    Utilities attract interest as FTSE 100 creeps ahead

    Utilities found favour on Tuesday even as the London market flatlined for a second straight day. Pennon climbed 2 per cent...

  35. July 25, 2011

    Lloyds auction hits trouble as FTSE 100 run ends

    Lloyds Banking Group was under pressure on Monday as falling financial stocks ended the FTSE 100’s four-day winning streak....

  36. July 10, 2011

    Doughty Hanson joins race for Synovate

    Doughty Hanson has emerged as a potential bidder for Synovate, the market research arm of marketing services group Aegis,...

  37. June 29, 2011

    Aegis / Bolloré

    Aegis’s biggest shareholder seems to have lost interest. French billionaire Vincent Bolloré recently reclassified his 26 per...

  38. June 24, 2011

    Unilever takeover talk boosts Reckitt

    Reckitt Benckiser gained on renewed speculation that it was a takeover target for Unilever. Reckitt rose 1.5 per cent to...

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