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Sir Martin Sorrell  is leaving the advertising giant after three decades in the business and a successor has not yet been named. File photograph:  Eamonn M McCormack/Getty Images

Advertising giant WPP faces a fraught annual meeting next month as investors and shareholder advisers grow increasingly frustrated over the lack of in(...)

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(...)

Shopping bags from Asda and Sainsbury’s. Their merger shook up retail stocks on Monday. Photograph:  Reuters/Phil Noble

A multibillion pound merger between British supermarket Sainsbury’s and Asda shook up retail stocks on Monday, while European benchmarks ended April w(...)

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(...)

A bow-tied Bill Gates arrives at a London business banquet, all in the name of his foundation’s bid to eradicate malaria. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Image of the week: Banquet Bill Apart from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s ongoing efforts to combat a resurgence in malaria, there weren’t(...)

Sky reported another set of strong quarterly results, a boon to shareholders who are anticipating a bidding war between 21st Century Fox and Comcast for the pay-TV broadcaster. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

Sky Plc reported another set of strong quarterly results, a boon to shareholders who are anticipating a bidding war between 21st Century Fox and Comca(...)

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. US stocks rose on Monday, boosted by healthcare stocks and on easing fears that the US-led missile attack on Syria would escalate. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares fell on Monday as investors awaited new US sanctions on Russia, while losses were limited as the market expected there would be no imm(...)

F Sir Martin Sorrell, the chief executive of the world’s largest advertising agency WPP, who has stepped down following allegations of personal misconduct through the misuse of company assets. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

WPP, the world’s biggest advertising company, will head into uncharted territory on Monday when it starts life without its founder Martin Sorrell, who(...)

Sir Martin Sorrell, the world’s most powerful ad man, “unreservedly” denies any wrongdoing. File photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Advertising has always been a fast-moving game, but the speed with which Sir Martin Sorrell, the world’s most powerful adman, has gone from hero to ze(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as markets react to a trade dispute between China and the United States. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

European shares fell as China’s response to US tariffs fuelled fears of a trade war. DUBLIN The Irish market reflected the rest of Europe. Cider mak(...)

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