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  • Ex-Googler leads Softbank invasion of Hollywood Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 10:33 AM ET
    Nikesh Arora

    Softbank's investment in a Hollywood movie studio represents the coming out party for two new players in the US entertainment industry.

  • Ex-Googler leads Softbank invasion of Hollywood Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 7:35 PM ET

    Oct 2- Softbank Corp's investment in a Hollywood movie studio represents the coming out party for two new players in the U.S. entertainment industry-- the Japanese telecommunications company and Nikesh Arora, the former Google Inc executive running a new media and internet company. Two months after unexpectedly decamping from Google for SoftBank, Arora...

  • PARIS, Oct 2- Ad agency Publicis has kept hold of a major contract with Samsung Electronics, a person familiar with the matter said, calming worries it would lose a client analysts said brought in some 70 million euros last year. Publicis shares were down 0.8 percent at 1531 GMT on Thursday, amid losses across European markets on statements from the European...

  • LONDON, Sept 29- The mobile Internet economy remains mostly uncharted territory for app publishers, their competitors, the advertisers who support them, and investors deciding where to place their bets.

  • Martin Sorrell

    China's clampdown on corruption and extravagance has benefited the world's largest advertising agency, WPP's CEO told CNBC.

  • What wearable tech means for advertisers  Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 7:46 PM ET

    Speaking to CNBC ahead of the 3rd annual Singapore Summit, Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, discusses whether the push into wearable technology could disrupt the advertising industry.

  • Scottish vote: UK business leaders scaremongering? Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 3:57 AM ET

    A host of business figures in the UK has come out against Scottish independence on economic grounds - but is this just “scaremongering” as some claim?

  • Scotland can be 'Singapore' of Europe: WPP's Sorrell Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 9:30 PM ET

    An independent Scotland could take marketing lessons from Singapore's business-friendly, trade-dependent economy, the world's largest advertising group told CNBC.

  • PARIS, Aug 29- French advertising agency Havas saw organic sales growth accelerate in the second quarter to hit 8 percent compared with the same period last year, outperforming larger rivals such as Omnicom and WPP.

  • Europe shares close higher; WPP shares up Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday as investors anticipated easy monetary policy for the euro zone and closely watched events in Ukraine.

  • LONDON, Aug 26- WPP, the world's largest advertising company, said tensions between Russia and the West were likely to dampen merger and acquisition activity, prompting its clients to spend more on their brand image instead.

  • WPP CEO: Russia sanctions will start to have an impact Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 2:49 AM ET
    Martin Sorrell, chief executive officer of WPP, pauses during a session on the opening day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Jan. 22, 2014.

    U.K.-based advertising giant WPP reported strong sales at its Russian operations but warned that Western sanctions will start to eat into profits.

  • WPP CEO: Russia sanctions will have impact  Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 2:05 AM ET

    Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, says the business will feel an impact from sanctions on Russia.

  • FRANKFURT/ SHANGHAI, Aug 25- Three German car parts suppliers have been told by China they can no longer manage their Chinese units independently but need to form partnerships with local peers, the chief executive of auto parts maker ElringKlinger told a German newspaper.

  • UK’s top bosses paid 143 times more than staff Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:57 AM ET

    Britain's top bosses earn 143 times their average employee's wage, a report has revealed, amid growing anger over inequality and CEO pay.

  • European shares close down; Iraq weighs Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    European markets closed lower on Wednesday, amid concern over the violence in Iraq.

  • Brit female tech entrepreneurs you need to know Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    A slideshow of the British women who took the risk in starting up a technology business and are now reaping the rewards.

  • Watch out! Disruptive tech is here to stay Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 9:39 AM ET
    London taxis line up on The Mall during a protest against a new smart phone app, 'Uber' on June 11, 2014 in London, England.

    At the Founders Forum of CEOs, entrepreneurs and investors on Thursday, the consensus was that disruptive start-ups were here to stay.

  • Burger King scrapping 'Have It Your Way' slogan Monday, 19 May 2014 | 4:29 PM ET

    Burger King is scrapping its 40- year-old 'Have It Your Way' slogan in favor of the more personal 'Be Your Way.'

  • Too big to work? Why ad giants called off merger Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 10:24 PM ET
    Omnicom CEO John Wren and Publicis CEO Maurice Levy after announcing a merger of their companies

    The $35 billion merger between Omnicom and Publicis has collapsed as challenges proved too immense for the partners.