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      January 22, 2016

      Osborne: business shouldn't be shy in Brexit debate

      George Osborne has pledged to spell out in detail the alternatives to Britain’s membership of the EU when the...

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      January 6, 2016

      WPP buys Korean digital agency

      To win business in South Korea, Martin Sorrell once had to eat several courses of kimchi, a traditional Korean...

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    1. December 17, 2015

      Business leaders call UK airport decision delay ‘disastrous’

      Fifty business leaders have accused the government of “disastrous” procrastination, after ministers once again...

    2. Fast FT

      December 15, 2015

      Goldman Sachs names new M&A heads

      Goldman Sachs has promoted four bankers in its mergers and advisory business, which has enjoyed a bumper year. Mark...

    3. December 2, 2015

      Candidates lined up to replace Maurice Lévy at Publicis

      Publicis has taken the clearest step yet towards choosing Maurice Lévy’s successor, in effect naming a shortlist of...

    4. November 8, 2015

      Shakespeare’s King Lear is a dramatic example of tragic succession planning

      Succession planning has provided dramatic material for playwrights even before Shakespeare penned King Lear. Now...

    5. October 26, 2015

      Gilbert should handle opportunistic offers with Aberdonian grit

      Martin Gilbert used to say he’d step down as chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management when his friend Sir Alex...

    6. October 26, 2015

      WPP warns of ‘inane’ pricing pressures

      WPP, the world’s largest advertising group by revenues, warned that its rivals have been offering their services at...

    7. September 29, 2015

      ComScore and Rentrak take aim at Nielsen

      ComScore, the US online media measurement company, is acquiring Rentrak, which measures television viewing, to create a...

    8. September 25, 2015

      Rupert and James Murdoch arrange media meeting with India’s Modi

      A group of top US media executives met Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, in New York on Thursday, where they...

    9. September 23, 2015

      WPP urges Google to tackle problem of fake ad views

      Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of WPP, has warned Google that unless it improves its efforts to weed out “fake...

    10. September 14, 2015

      The pitfalls of the Microsoft and Apple ‘frenemy’ pact

      If you were surprised when a senior Microsoft executive took the stage at Apple’s latest product launch last week, you...

    11. September 3, 2015

      Advertisers put agency deals on the block in media ‘tsunami’

      WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell last week described it as a “tsunami”, trade journal AdWeek nicknamed it “Mediapalooza 2015”,...

    12. August 30, 2015

      Silicon Valley’s young guns could do with softening their image

      Last week Google rejected the thrust of antitrust charges brought against it by the European Commission. Many...

    13. August 26, 2015

      WPP: Surfin’ USA

      This time the Sorrell sound bite was about China. Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP chief executive, always ready to accompany...

    14. July 31, 2015

      Chime agrees to £374m takeover from WPP and Providence

      Chime Communications, the sports-focused marketing services group founded by Margaret Thatcher’s media adviser, has...

    15. July 30, 2015

      The non-business classics that inspire

      It is hardly a secret that some of the best “business” books are not found on the business shelves at all. They can...

    16. July 9, 2015

      WPP without Sir Martin Sorrell is not yet on the cards

      Who will replace Sir Martin Sorrell at WPP? It is a question that has quietly haunted the world’s largest marketing...

    17. June 12, 2015

      Average FTSE 100 boss paid 150 times more than the average worker

      FTSE 100 chief executive and worker pay widens Greek philosopher Plato mused that the best paid in society should not...

    18. June 9, 2015

      Standard Life criticises WPP over ‘Sorrell-centricity’

      One of WPP’s top shareholders has criticised the advertising group’s “lack of transparency” over how it intends to...

    19. FT Alphaville

      June 9, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - HSBC to cut up to 25,000 jobs

      HSBC is cutting up to 25,000 jobs, WPP’s Martin Sorrell faces shareholders’s wrath over his pay and we’ve UK trade data...

    20. June 8, 2015

      WPP needs to line up an heir and a spare

      Who would you rather pay £43m to be in charge of an empire? 650 British MPs paid £67,000 each or one Sir Martin...

    21. June 7, 2015

      FRC signals tougher guidelines on succession planning

      What would happen to a company if the chief executive fell under a bus, crashed a motorbike or suffered a sudden fatal...

    22. June 6, 2015

      Blog: Sir Martin Sorrell on emotional commitment

      Being an entrepreneur or company founder is “the nearest a man can come to giving birth”, says Sir Martin Sorrell,...

    23. May 31, 2015

      WPP faces another revolt over Sir Martin Sorrell’s pay

      WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell faces a shareholder revolt over his £43m pay award for 2014 after two leading...

    24. May 18, 2015

      WPP to launch sports rights agency

      WPP has stepped into the increasingly lucrative arena of sports rights, setting up a new agency to represent the likes...

    25. April 30, 2015

      WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell is highest-paid FTSE 100 chief executive

      Sir Martin Sorrell earned £43m last year, making him the highest-paid chief executive in the FTSE 100 by some margin....

    26. April 23, 2015

      Deutsche’s belated fine shows it may not pay to come too quietly

      Deutsche Bank has been a doubly naughty boy. Not only has the bank been fined $2.5bn for traders’ attempts to rig rate...

    27. April 23, 2015

      WPP boosts sales despite cautious clients

      WPP has reported 8 per cent revenue growth and profits “well above target” in the first quarter of the year — an...

    28. April 2, 2015

      Two chief executives who could make a big impact

      Every investor has a story about the one that got away. My favourite in that regard is Wire and Plastic Products. In...

    29. Business Blog

      March 16, 2015

      WPP before Sorrell: rat cages, shopping baskets and the 'Alton Lockerette'

      It’s reasonably well-known that WPP stands for Wire & Plastic Products, the wire basket manufacturer that Sir Martin...

    30. March 16, 2015

      WPP chief Sir Martin Sorrell to pocket £36m shares award

      Sir Martin Sorrell will receive £36m from a controversial share plan this year, even though the scheme was dismantled...

    31. March 13, 2015

      The networker: Martin Sorrell of WPP

      When chief executives meet in Sir Martin Sorrell’s absence, they sometimes deliberately email him simultaneously to...

    32. March 9, 2015

      Disclosing pay ratios would contribute to a public debate

      Sir Martin Sorrell has balanced his criticism of Labour’s “business bashing” tendencies by pointing to the...

    33. March 6, 2015

      Chief executives brace themselves for spring offensive on pay

      Protests over executive pay will be reignited in the run-up to the general election, industry groups have warned, after...

    34. February 22, 2015

      Ease foreign graduate visa restrictions, business leaders urge

      A future government must make it easier for foreign graduates to stay and work in Britain after their studies or the...

    35. January 22, 2015

      City Insider: Sorrell parties in Davos

      World Economic Forum: Seen in Davos Was the biggest story in European finance this week QE; or Prince Andrew’s...

    36. January 16, 2015

      Delegates expect smooth ride in Davos theme park

      The appreciation in the Swiss franc is bound to be a talking point among delegates to the World Economic Forum in Davos...

    37. January 14, 2015

      Managing fast and slow in a world that keeps accelerating

      When it comes to competitive emailing, Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of marketing services group WPP, sets the...

    38. December 19, 2014

      Cost-cutting Roberto Quarta at the gates of Fort Sorrell

      For years, shareholders in WPP, the world’s biggest advertising group, have complained about the pay of Sir Martin...

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