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Sir Martin Sorrell chief executive of WPP

WPP, the advertising group run by high-profile executive Martin Sorrell, posted a slightly lower-than-expected 3 per cent quarterly sales rise, reflec(...)

The “Power100” list was compiled by the public relations agency Wilson Hartnell and political researchers Electionista, and like many such lists it involves a mix of art and science.

The economist and commentator David McWilliams has topped a Twitter “power list” that purports to rank Irish users according to the influence they (...)

Miriam Hughes: ‘What we see is that people want Irish brands to succeed’. photograph: dara mac dónaill

The business of creativity has many gurus, and Miriam Hughes has recently been taken with one in particular. She “really liked” Daniel H Pink’s book o(...)

Amazon.com added 2.5 per cent after the company said it was buying video-game service Twitch Interactive in one of its biggest acquisitions.  Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Worldwide stock indexes rose yesterday and European bond yields fell on expectations of more stimulus from the European Central Bank, while strong US(...)

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(...)

Dublin’s Merrion Hotel is to be the setting for the latest shareholder revolt. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Merrion Hotel in Dublin is to be the setting for the latest shareholder revolt, as investors in the FTSE 100 credit-checking company Experian gath(...)

Ross McEwan, chief executive officer RBS,  will take the flak over bankers’ bonuses  at the annual meeting. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Shareholders are out in force this week as the annual meeting season continues apace, with gatherings scheduled for investors in Royal Bank of Scotlan(...)

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(...)

Chancellor George Osborne with David Gauke, exchequer secretary to the UK Treasury department. Mr Gauke said Britain is now ‘top of the list’ for big investments from multinationals.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

A senior British government official has boasted that the UK is winning foreign investment from companies that would otherwise have located in Ireland(...)

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