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 Apple provided the biggest boost to the  S&P 500 and Nasdaq. Photograph: AFP

European shares were on the tear on Friday as a surprise breakthrough in Brexit talks drove UK-focused British companies and the Dublin’s Iseq index a(...)

Martin Sorrell said digital growth was “on fire” and his focus on it meant he was currently involved in five large pitches

Martin Sorrell’s S4 Capital has bought Silicon Valley’s biggest independent agency, Firewood, for $150 million (€137 million) in its latest deal to fo(...)

New York: Wall Street’s main indexes added to losses on Friday. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European shares slid on Friday with Italian stocks 2.5 per cent lower on political uncertainty, while comments by US president Donald Trump that he wa(...)

Property shares, including housebuilder Cairn, were in demand in Dublin

European shares, which were buoyed early on Friday by rising hopes of a US interest rate cut, ended the session off their highs as fresh political tro(...)

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 shares were down 0.3 per cent in afternoon trade in London. The stock is up 16 per cent so far this year. Photograph:Toby Melville/Reuters

WPP is planning to announce the sale of a majority stake in its Kantar market-research business to Bain Capital within days, sources said. Bain has (...)

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(...)

Oil prices jumped about 2 per cent following the suspected tanker attack. Photograph: ISNA/AFP/Getty

Gains for metal and mining companies helped European stocks to end slightly higher on Thursday, after concerns over an attack on tankers in the Gulf o(...)

Declan Kelly established Teneo with partners in 2011 and has since been prominent in the US political world.

Declan Kelly-led communications and advisory firm Teneo has sold a majority stake to private equity group CVC Capital Partners for more than $350 mill(...)

Paper and packaging group Smurfit Kappa, due to update the market next week, was a key performer, adding 3.2 per cent to €27.30.

European shares finished higher in the final session of the week as some strong earnings helped overturn slippage from earlier in the session, althoug(...)

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