Publicis chief executive Maurice Levy said the strong euro was also to blame for chipping away at the group’s growth. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

French advertising group Publicis has warned it would be “very difficult” to meet its sales growth target this year after a second-quarter slowdown, c(...)

Ryanair and Aer Lingus were dragged down in a sector-wide slide in airline stock linked to Germany’s Lufthansa lowering of its profit forecast earlier in the week.

European stocks were little changed yesterday despite poor retail sales and jobs data from the US, while oil prices hit a three-month peak on escalat(...)

Publicis Chief executive Maurice Levy (left) and John Wren, head of Omnicom Group, at a joint signature ceremony in Paris in last July. Photograph: Reuters/Christian Hartmann

The $35 billion (€25.4 billion) merger of Publicis and Omnicom collapsed after the deal to create the world’s largest advertising company started to t(...)

Maurice Levy (left), Publicis chief executive, and John Wren, head of Omnicom, react after the signature of merger documents during a joint news conference in Paris last July.

The proposed $35 billion merger between US-based Omnicom and French rival Publicis has been called off as the challenges in forming the world’s large(...)

Image of the week: And so it begins The dates you need if you want to either book time off to watch a few pitch meltdowns or bury your head under(...)

Mick O’Keeffe, lining up another goal with Pembroke Communications

Former Shamrock Rovers footballer-turned-spindoctor Mick O’Keeffe is lining up another goal – a buyout of the well-known Dublin public relations compa(...)

 Irish International  also secured a contract with the NFL American football league to promote the sport in the UK and Ireland. Photograph: Reuters/Luke MacGregor

Dublin-based advertising agency Irish International increased its pretax profit by 4.3 per cent to €2.3 million last year due in part to reduced admin(...)

Food entrepreneur Michael Carey was  appointed  a non-executive director  of Drury Communications in the past year. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish public relations agency Drury Communications increased its pretax profit last year by 7.3 per cent to €365,954. Latest accounts for Drury Commun(...)

Publicis chief executive Maurice Lévy (left) and Omnicom chief executive John Wren shake hands on the merger during a news conference held on the rooftop of the Publicis headquarters in Paris last month.  Photograph: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

An ancient and venerable Hindu once contemplated his navel for seven years and came to the conclusion that there was nothing in it. I came to the same(...)

Michigan-based pharmaceuticals group Perrigo has said its acquisition of Irish biotech company Elan will lead to redomiciling in Ireland. Photograph: Adam Bird/Bloomberg

A growing number of US companies are set to save hundreds of millions of dollars in tax by relocating to Europe after completing takeovers on the c(...)