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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. 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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