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      Lord Tim Bell resigns as Bell Pottinger chair

      Lord Tim Bell, the former communications adviser to Margaret Thatcher, has resigned with immediate effect as chairman...

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      Opening Quote: Glencore; WPP; bookies; bacon rolls

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    1. August 21, 2016

      Week Ahead Corporate Diary: WPP expects steady sales growth of 3%

      WPP will be hoping it can shift the focus away from the pay of its chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell and back on to...

    2. August 10, 2016

      Chief executives have no need to defend their pay packets

      Until recently, a good motto for the well-paid British chief executive would have been “united we stand, divided we...

    3. August 8, 2016

      Nudge is better than legislation for executive pay guidance

      The 2016 Olympic Games have begun in the wake of the 2015 pay Olympiad among FTSE 100 bosses. Here, the motto was...

    4. August 8, 2016

      Blue-chip bosses’ pay packets climb to 147 times those of workers

      FTSE 100 chief executives’ pay rose by a tenth last year to an average of £5.5m, according to a survey that will...

    5. July 25, 2016

      Yahoo and AOL unite as digital ‘third force’

      Before Yahoo was founded in 1994, the internet was nothing more than “a government research project,” said its chief...

    6. July 24, 2016

      Holidaying CEOs flaunt latest way to brag

      Showing off if you are a chief executive has never been harder. The traditional ways of flaunting it are out....

    7. July 14, 2016

      LinkedIn offers to ‘clone’ workers

      At LinkedIn’s London offices, I am having a strange and slightly discomforting experience. The company’s enhanced...

    8. June 22, 2016

      Businesses will shoulder some of the blame for Brexit

      UK plc appears to have had little impact on voting intentions in Thursday’s EU referendum. Despite the big business...

    9. June 19, 2016

      Staying power — Richard Solomons, CEO, IHG

      Richard Solomons has chosen a table at the furthest corner of the club lounge on the top floor of the InterContinental...

    10. June 16, 2016

      Business is as ethical as it has ever been

      You might have the impression from recent “my-oh-my” reports that we are witnessing a decline in ethics at the top of...

    11. June 8, 2016

      Sir Martin Sorrell’s £70m pay package sparks investor rebellion

      A third of WPP shareholders rebelled at the company’s annual meeting on Wednesday over the £70m pay package awarded to...

    12. June 8, 2016

      WPP investors rebel against CEO Sorrell's pay

      WPP shareholders rebelled at the company’s annual meeting on Wednesday over the £70m pay package awarded to chief...

    13. June 7, 2016

      Fund managers urged to curb executive pay

      Campaigners for the reform of executive pay have urged UK fund managers to come up with more radical proposals to curb...

    14. May 20, 2016

      Advertising: TV fights the future

      The advertisers who filed into Manhattan’s Carnegie Hall this week for the annual star-packed “upfront” presentation of...

    15. April 29, 2016

      WPP’s Martin Sorrell defends £70m pay package

      WPP set itself up for a shareholder revolt over pay after it awarded its founder Sir Martin Sorrell £70m for 2015 in...

    16. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      WPP boss receives £70m pay package

      Sir Martin Sorrell has received £70m from WPP in one of the biggest pay packages ever awarded to a FTSE 100 chief...

    17. April 28, 2016

      WPP warns of ‘cocktail’ of pressures on clients

      A cocktail of pressures is making companies cautious about spending on advertising, WPP has warned. The world’s biggest...

    18. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      WPP boosts revenues, but still signals caution

      WPP, the world’s biggest advertising group, has reported strong revenue growth in the first quarter, with business...

    19. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      WPP continues global push with Turkish acquisition

      WPP is continuing its strategy of buying local companies in key growth markets, with the world’s largest advertising...

    20. April 16, 2016

      FTSE 100 bosses face fresh revolt over pay

      The temperature gauge on executive pay rose into the red zone this week as two FTSE 100 companies suffered defeats at...

    21. March 16, 2016

      LSE-Deutsche Börse merger is ICE’s to disrupt

      Deutsche Börse and the London Stock Exchange are sticking to their script: the combination will be a nil-premium merger...

    22. March 16, 2016

      Sir Martin Sorrell’s pay set for steep fall at WPP

      New remuneration policies at WPP are set to dramatically reduce the pay of Sir Martin Sorrell from next year, but the...

    23. FT Data

      March 14, 2016

      US interest rates, executive pay, Irish economy and Egyptian devaluation - the day in four charts

      March 14: the day in 4 charts Today’s top stories: The Federal Reserve is not expected to raise rates this week, but...

    24. March 13, 2016

      WPP chief’s £60m pay set to spark anger

      Sir Martin Sorrell will this week receive more than £60m in one of the biggest pay cheques ever received by a FTSE 100...

    25. March 4, 2016

      WPP warns against ‘Don Draperish’ optimism

      WPP has reported its sixth consecutive year of record revenue, but cautioned against “Don Draperish” over-optimism as...

    26. Fast FT

      March 4, 2016

      WPP warns against 'Don Draperish' optimism

      WPP, the world’s largest advertising group, has reported its fifth record year in a row following the 2008 banking...

    27. Fast FT

      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...

    28. Fast FT

      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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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