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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(...)

WPP chief executive Martin Sorrell has consistently defended his pay. Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s been a tough 12 months for Sir Martin Sorrell, but £22.7 million(€27 million) in shares should help. Mr Sorrell, the chief executive of advert(...)

Vincent Crowley, IN&M chief executive: news that he is to step down met a  marginal response on the Iseq, as a broker said  there had been “rumours for some time”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

US stocks climbed yesterday as remarks from Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen bolstered confidence that(...)

Digital advertising is expected to grow by up to 15 per cent this year. Suppliers of print inventory and advertisers “need to move faster” to take advantage of increased mobile penetration, say industry analysts. Photograph: Kim Hong-ji/Reuters

The Irish advertising market will emerge from recession in 2014 and grow for the first time in five years, according to forecasts by consultancy firm (...)

Chief executive of advertising giant WPP Martin Sorrell. Photograph: Monika Graff/The New York Times

WPP Plc, the world’s largest advertising company, said first-half sales increased 7.1 per cent on stronger growth in the UK and North America, helping(...)

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