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  • At the industry's biggest annual conference in Cannes this week the main topic of conversation among the 13,000 delegates is the 18 companies- from consumer products giants Proctor& Gamble and Unilever to automakers like BMW and Volkswagen- that have decided to re-think which agencies they want for marketing advice. The reviews are an unnerving prospect for...

  • Valeant names McKinsey merger expert as its next CFO Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 9:49 AM ET

    June 11- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc has again reached into the ranks of business advisory firm McKinsey& Co to hire a senior executive, naming Robert Rosiello as its next chief financial officer on Thursday. Valeant's shares rose about 1 percent in morning trading in New York and Toronto. The stock had declined in pre-market activity as...

  • LONDON, June 11- British engineering and design consultancy WS Atkins posted a 15 percent rise in full-year profit, just ahead of analyst expectations, and said its outlook remained positive. The company, which operates in markets including Britain, North America and the Middle East, reported underlying pretax profit of 121.9 million pounds, up from 106.4...

  • NEW YORK, June 9- Shareholders are about $50 billion worse off for having put money into non-traded real estate investment trusts rather than exchange-traded versions, a legal consultant for investors said on Tuesday. The figure represents the difference between the performance of more than 80 non-traded REITs and the performance of a diversified...

  • NEW YORK, June 8- Auction.com, an online marketplace for property backed by Google Inc and real estate mogul Barry Sternlicht, signed a deal with a commercial real estate advisory firm to provide due diligence in a step to enhance its services and help move sales further beyond the local arena. Half of Auction.com' s sales are now commercial real estate, of which 60...

  • Supercar makers neglect women at their peril Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 5:45 AM ET

    *Proportion higher in China, world's top auto market. JONA, Switzerland, May 19- Supercar makers are like teenage boys at a high school dance, according to business consultant Belinda Parmar. "Any woman could drive those cars," said Sonja Heiniger, the Swiss owner of an Internet services firm who has owned four Lamborghinis and hits the racetrack in a Porsche.

  • UPDATE 1-Applied Materials revenue beats estimates Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 5:20 PM ET

    May 14- Applied Materials Inc's quarterly revenue and profit beat market estimates due to increased demand for its chip equipment spares, consulting services and gear used to make display screens. Revenue in its applied global services business jumped 21 percent to $646 million in the second quarter ended April 26, Applied Materials said.

  • May 14- Technology consulting services provider Computer Sciences Corp is planning to separate its government business from its commercial information technology division, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The company's shares were up 4 percent at $67.18 in afternoon trading in New York, after earlier jumping as much as 7.1 percent.

  • May 14- Technology consulting services provider Computer Sciences Corp is planning to separate its government business from its commercial information technology division, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. An announcement on CSC's plans could come as early as next week, when the company announces its fiscal 2015 earnings on May 19, the...

  • ZURICH, May 12- A major shareholder in Adecco, Milwaukee- based fund manager Artisan Partners, is calling on the staffing firm to change its mind over a new chief executive it announced last week, in comments made to Swiss newspaper Finanz und Wirtschaft. Shares in Switzerland's Adecco tumbled after it said CEO Patrick de Maeseneire was leaving and would be...

  • ZURICH, May 12- A major shareholder in Adecco, Milwaukee- based fund manager Artisan Partners, is calling on the staffing firm to change its mind over a new chief executive it announced last week, in comments made to Swiss newspaper Finanz und Wirtschaft. Shares in Switzerland's Adecco tumbled after it said CEO Patrick de Maeseneire was leaving and would be...

  • May 11- Apollo Global Management Llc is in talks to buy ASG Security and combine it with another home security company it is acquiring, Protection 1, valuing them collectively at about $2 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. Beltsville, Maryland- based ASG was acquired by Parthenon Capital in 2007. At the time it was the 11th largest security...

  • May 6- Shares of Canadian security camera maker Avigilon Corp fell as much as 28.5 percent on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Wednesday after the company reported a big jump in research and development costs, raising concerns about 2015 earnings. BMO Capital Market also downgraded Avigilon to "market perform" from "outperform", saying the Vancouver- based...

  • NEW YORK, May 5- Brokerage BGC Partners Inc said on Tuesday it agreed to buy real estate consulting firm Computerized Facility Integration LLC for an undisclosed sum in an acquisition that highlights the growing need for companies to wring costs and boost efficiencies from a global network of corporate properties and facilities. The addition of CFI, which...

  • May 5- MarketCounsel, a regulatory compliance consulting firm, hired Loren Morris as director of strategic development and Bob Powell as director of special projects. Morris will join the firm from Cantor Fitzgerald, where he was partner and director of operations and advisor services. He has previously worked at Dynasty Financial Services, Charles Schwab...

  • Hacker claims to crack Master Lock combos under 2 minutes Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 10:12 AM ET

    April 29- A hacker, known for unleashing a worm on the once-popular MySpace social network, said he has devised a technique to crack under two minutes any combination by Master Lock, a padlock company owned by Fortune Brands Home& Security Inc.. Samy Kamkar, best known for the 2005 "Samy" worm, posted a video on his Twitter page explaining the technique, which involves...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 22- As McDonald's Corp prepares yet another plan to revive its business, company watchers have the following advice: reconnect with lower income consumers who remain faithful to the brand, improve wages and ease the financial burden on operators. Steve Easterbrook, the company's new chief executive, on May 4 will announce his plan to reinvent...

  • U.S. audit, consulting firm KPMG names first woman CEO Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 9:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK, April 21- KPMG LLP has named Lynne Doughtie, head of the firm's advisory and consulting business, as its U.S. chairman and chief executive officer, the second woman this year to be tapped as CEO of a major U.S. accounting and consulting firm. Effective July 1, Doughtie, 52, will replace John Veihmeyer, whose five-year term as U.S. chairman and CEO ends on June 30,...

  • April 21- Hints that U.S. regulators could veto Comcast Corp's proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc have investment bankers worried about whether they will get paid, with smaller advisory firms particularly on edge. Boutique investment banks such as Allen& Company, Centerview Partners and Paul Taubman's PJT Partners have limited resources...

  • FireEye Inc, a prominent U.S. security company, said the espionage effort took advantage of holes in Adobe Systems Inc's Flash software for viewing active content and Microsoft Corp's ubiquitous Windows operating system. FireEye has been assisting the agencies probing those attacks, but it said it could not comment on whether the spies are the same ones who...