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Passes for Cannes Lions festival can cost as much as €5,215 per person. Photograph: iStock

Organisers of this year’s Cannes Lions advertising festival are introducing new restrictions on super yachts entering the Cote d’Azur port as part of (...)

Millionaire financier Randy Work, who has lost a Court of Appeal fight after complaining that his estranged wife walked away with too much money following the breakdown of their marriage.

A former Lone Star Funds executive, who asked judges to weigh the value of “genius” in a bid to win a bigger share of a £140 million (€165 million) fo(...)

Havas said it was considering a global freeze on YouTube and Google ads.

Havas, the French media agency, has joined the British government in pulling all of its digital ad spending from Google and YouTube in the UK, after i(...)

Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right French National Front (FN), is lagging behind centrist rival Emmanuel Macron in France’s presidential race. Photograph: Robert Pratta/Reuters

European stocks closed little changed, paring earlier losses as banks rallied and French shares climbed after a poll showed anti-euro, far-right cand(...)

WPP chief executive Martin Sorrell: the group reported that 2016 like-for-like net sales were up 3.1 per cent. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

WPP, the world’s largest advertising group, said it had seen a relatively slow start to 2017 and would plan conservatively for the year ahead after hi(...)

The recent failure of Kraft Heinz’s bid for Unilever demonstrated the quandaries that large corporations could face as national barriers rise

Paul Polman thought it was just going to be an informal catch-up. But it quickly became clear that Alexandre Behring, chairman of Kraft Heinz, had som(...)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney: remuneration of about  €2.5 million last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Just how much should a corporate executive be paid in salary and bonuses? It’s a question that’s been asked for decades, coming more and more into foc(...)

Sir Martin Sorrell of WPP: Does his £70.4m  a year package qualify as a “superstar salary”? Photograph: Eamonn M McCormack/Getty Images

Does £70.4 million (€84 million) a year qualify as a “superstar salary”? Not according to Sir John Hood, chair of advertising giant WPP’s pay committe(...)

Fat cats: chief executives say people criticise their high pay without understanding their true worth.

Theresa May has retreated from some of her plans to crack down on executive pay, but business leaders continue to attack her. They are pleased the Bri(...)

Martin Sorrell, head  of  WPP: last year his pay package was £70.4 million, paid in cash and shares, taking the total he has earned at the advertising group since 2009 to £190 million. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Oh the irony . . . just as the government was publishing details of its proposals for a crackdown on executive pay on Tuesday, details were coming thr(...)

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