Paddy Power rose by 19.5 per cent to €93 a share on foot of its announcement of a merger with UK betting exchange Betfair

European shares ended nearly two per cent lower yesterday after a volatile session, hit by a late drop in Syngenta after Monsanto dropped its offer (...)

WPP chief executive Martin Sorrell

WPP, the world’s biggest advertising company, said it was on track to hit its demanding full-year sales target after solid first-half demand in matur(...)

Mindshare Dublin managing director Emma O’Doherty in ‘The Loop’, its adaptive marketing ‘war room’.

Inside Mindshare’s advertising “war room”, The Loop, there are eight screens tracking social media activity and a large table intended for ultra-fa(...)

Advertising group WPP has teamed up with the ‘Daily Mail’ and Snapchat to launch a content marketing agency called Truffle Pig.

Advertising group WPP has teamed up with news publisher Daily Mail and messaging app Snapchat to launch a content marketing agency called Truffle Pig.(...)

Martin Sorrell: the number of investors objecting to his  pay level has decreased over time. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Martin Sorrell, boss of the world’s biggest advertising group, WPP, saw off another shareholder revolt over his €43 million pay package at the company(...)

In London, Royal Mail fell 4.9 per cent after chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne said the state would sell its 30 per cent stake in the postal operator. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

European markets slid to their lowest level in a month after talks failed to resolve the Greed stalemate and a broad sell-off of ex-dividend stocks(...)

WPP chief executive Martin Sorrell faces a shareholder revolt over his £43 million pay award for 2014 after two investor groups criticised the package(...)

Supermarket chain Sainsbury rose after deciding to axe 800 store jobs in a drive to cut costs. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

European stocks declined yesterday as data showed euro zone output expanded at a slower pace in April and Ericsson-led technology shares lowered. A(...)

Many customers  focusing on cost control and unwilling to finance  large marketing campaigns, WPP’s chief executive Martin Sorrell said on release of first quarter results. Photograph: Alan Betson.

WPP said 2015 would continue to be “demanding” after sales growth at the world’s largest advertising company slowed last quarter. The London-based fir(...)

In Dublin Ryanair rose by more than 1.3 per cent as investors greeted the news that its board has ratified a push into the transatlantic market in coming years

Germany’s Dax raced to record highs on Monday, part of an extended rally of the European stock market driven by investors’ expectations that a weaken(...)