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  • NEW YORK, March 14- Nasdaq Inc has provided blockchain technology to run a new exchange to trade guaranteed advertising contracts as more mainstream finance projects using the record keeping software move into the real world. Nasdaq, one of the world's largest providers of technology for exchanges and clearing houses, has been an outspoken supporter of the...

  • KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia/ DUBAI, March 13- Saudi Aramco has chosen U.S.-based FTI Consulting as global media adviser for what is expected to be the world's largest initial public share offer, industry sources said. The sources said FTI's main competition in the bidding was international consulting firm Brunswick Group. "Aramco has avoided frequent contact with the...

  • WASHINGTON, March 9- A California waste management company on Thursday asked a U.S. appeals court to overturn a contentious labor board decision on "joint employment" that could make it easier to hold companies accountable for the labor practices of the staffing agencies, contractors and franchisees with which they partner. Judge Patricia Millett of the U.S....

  • March 8- Elliott Management reported in a regulatory filing that Spirit AeroSystems Holdings has said its former chief executive officer, Larry Lawson, has breached his retirement contract by consulting for the hedge fund during its proxy fight with Arconic Inc.. Elliott, in its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission made late on Tuesday, did not...

  • LONDON, March 7- British consumers are feeling the strain of rising prices caused by last year's Brexit vote, suggesting the economy is heading for a slowdown just as London gears up for divorce talks with the European Union, surveys and data showed on Tuesday. After helping the economy withstand the immediate Brexit shock last year, consumers are reining in...

  • *Signs of slowdown appearing as UK gears up to trigger Brexit. *Annual house price growth cools to weakest since 2013- Halifax. LONDON, March 7- British consumers are feeling the strain of rising prices caused by last year's Brexit vote, suggesting the economy is heading for a slowdown just as London gears up for divorce talks with the European Union, surveys and data...

  • PARIS, March 6- France's advertising watchdog on Monday said it had asked French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent to modify two ads from its latest campaign after receiving 50 complaints that they were "degrading" to women. The ads caused uproar on social media where people called on Yves Saint Laurent to withdraw them. The ethics committee can ask Yves Saint...

  • BENGALURU, March 6- Tech Mahindra Ltd, India's fourth biggest software services exporter, will buy U.S.-based healthcare IT consulting firm CJS Solutions Group for an enterprise value of $110 million. India's $150 billion information technology industry uses H-1B visas to fly engineers and developers to the United States to provide services to clients.

  • March 3- Activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp said on Friday it had entered into a standstill agreement with U.S. healthcare services company Advisory Board Co. Elliott Associates, a unit of Elliott Management, disclosed an 8.3 percent stake in Advisory Board in January, calling the stock "undervalued." The stake makes Elliott the company's largest...

  • *Hits 2016 target of 3.1 pct net sales growth. LONDON, March 3- WPP, the world's largest advertising group, cut its 2017 sales forecasts on Friday and its shares tumbled as a tough economic environment forced rivals and clients to fight over every dollar of marketing budgets. Martin Sorrell, the founder and head of the British firm, said clients seeking to drive down...

  • March 2- Banks across the world have paid about $321 billion in fines since the 2007-2008 financial crisis as regulators stepped up scrutiny, according to a note by the Boston Consulting Group. North American banks accounted for nearly 63 percent of the total fines, or about $204 billion, during 2009-2016, the consultancy firm said. While U.S. regulators have...

  • NEW YORK, March 1- As Snap Inc looks to gobble up a larger share of the $82 billion digital U.S. ad market, the owner of the ephemeral messaging app popular with millennials could find itself facing more demands from advertisers for reliable metrics. At the high end of its expected IPO price range, Snap will have a market value of more than $22 billion even though it...

  • NEW YORK, March 1- As Snap Inc looks to gobble up a larger share of the $82 billion digital U.S. ad market, the owner of the ephemeral messaging app popular with millennials could find itself facing more demands from advertisers for reliable metrics. At the high end of its expected IPO price range, Snap will have a market value of more than $22 billion even though it...

  • NEW YORK, March 1- As Snap Inc looks to gobble up a larger share of the $82 billion digital U.S. ad market, the owner of the ephemeral messaging app popular with millennials could find itself facing more demands from advertisers for reliable metrics. At the high end of its expected IPO price range, Snap will have a market value of more than $22 billion even though it...

  • NEW YORK, March 1- As Snap Inc looks to gobble up a larger share of the $82 billion digital U.S. ad market, the owner of the ephemeral messaging app popular with millennials could find itself facing more demands from advertisers for reliable metrics. At the high end of its expected IPO price range, Snap will have a market value of more than $22 billion even though it...

  • LONDON, March 1- ITV, Britain's biggest free-to-air commercial broadcaster, reported a 3 percent rise in adjusted earnings per share as growth in its studios production business more than offset a drop in advertising revenue. The broadcaster of " Coronation Street" and crime drama "Broadchurch" said net advertising revenue across its channels would be 6 percent...

  • LONDON, March 1- ITV, Britain's biggest free-to-air commercial broadcaster, said it would pay a special dividend after growth in its studio production arm more than offset a drop in advertising revenue to result in a rise in earnings. The broadcaster of " Coronation Street" and crime drama "Broadchurch," which has been building its production business and growing...

  • LONDON, March 1- ITV, Britain's biggest free-to-air commercial broadcaster, reported a 3 percent rise in adjusted earnings per share as growth in its studios production business more than offset a drop in advertising revenue. The broadcaster of " Coronation Street" and crime drama "Broadchurch" said net advertising revenue across its channels would be 6 percent...

  • TOKYO, Feb 24- From the "Rocky" theme to cash handouts and early "Premium Friday" finishes, a small but growing number of companies in workaholic Japan are getting creative with the ways they're getting employees out the door early. The initiative is also part of a broader push by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration to reduce working hours, after the suicide...

  • *Posts 2nd straight drop in quarterly revenue on China ad curbs. BEIJING, Feb 24- Baidu Inc's revenue fell for a second straight quarter, hurt by a government crackdown on healthcare advertising, but the internet search giant expects a rebound this year as it retools to find growth outside its core ad business. "We believe that the impact of these initiatives is...