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Mark Read, CEO of advertising agency WPP, leaves the company AGM in London last year.

Bain Capital agreed to buy 60 per cent of WPP’s market research unit Kantar in a deal that values the business at $4 billion. The private equity firm(...)

WPP is looking for ways to reduce debt after struggling to adapt to a shift toward digital ads.

Bain Capital has emerged as the frontrunner for a majority stake in WPP’s market research unit Kantar, sources said. The buyout firm is considered t(...)

The global economy is facing a ‘delicate moment’, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty

Fresh tariff rhetoric from US president Donald Trump affected global stocks on Tuesday with Europe’s benchmark Stoxx 600 index down 0.3 per cent. Add(...)

Tim Armstrong: the former Google executive ran AOL until its $4.4 billion sale to Verizon in 2015. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

Tim Armstrong, the former AOL chief executive, is being considered to succeed Martin Sorrell as head of WPP, the marketing and communications group, a(...)

Martin Sorrell stepped down as chief executive of WPP following allegations of personal misconduct. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The two men running WPP following the shock exit of Martin Sorrell said they would look at restructuring the group and may sell parts of it, as better(...)

Scientists are trying to find ways to get young people to drink more milk, including inventing a ‘fizzy milk’ in the lab at Arla in Denmark. Photograph: Getty Images

A man in skinny jeans and a bow tie is standing by a whiteboard with various buzzwords written on it: empathy, respect, create. He is leading a corpor(...)

A ransomware demand for the payment of $300 worth of bitcoin sits on the screen of laptop infected by the Petya computer virus. Photograph: Vincent Mundy/Bloomberg

This week’s ransomware IT virus attack, which has spread from Ukraine to affect businesses around the globe, comes at a particularly inauspicious time(...)

“Media monitoring is a hugely important service to our sector, particularly monitoring of print and broadcast media,” said John Carroll, chief executive of PRII

The industry body for public relations practitioners wants competition regulators to force Kantar Media to divest a portion of its Irish business, ove(...)

Emmanuel Macron, the candidate of choice among optimistic voters in the French presidential election, according to pollsters. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Optimism or pessimism is one of the surest indicators of how a person will vote in the French presidential election, says Jérôme Fourquet of the polli(...)

Bord Bia seminar highlights potential of US market for Irish beef producers. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/Irish Times

Irish producers should pitch at the high-end of the US beef market while emphasising the sector’s “green” credentials, a US food industry expert has s(...)

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