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  • British stocks flat after retail sales drop Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:06 AM ET

    *FTSE 100 barely changed after retail sales figures. *WPP falls after disappointing Q1 sales. Utilities stocks including United Utilities and SSE were up more than 1 percent after a broker update from Citi said election volatility would affect the sector going forward, adding that National Grid was the most immune in its view.

  • Clients still very cautious: Martin Sorrell Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 3:00 AM ET
    Clients still very cautious: Martin Sorrell

    WPP CEO, Martin Sorell, says his clients are still incredibly cautious and unwilling to invest in the future.

  • Online ad revenue at risk in war on 'click fraud' Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 23- A growing number of U.S. companies, including MillerCoors and AIG, are stepping up the battle against online ad fraud by demanding proof that their ads have been seen by real people instead of computers hijacked by cybercriminals. "We don't want to be paying for non-human traffic," said Mark Clowes, global head of advertising at American...

  • SEOUL/ SINGAPORE, March 17- Singapore Airlines Ltd is in talks to buy a stake in South Korea's largest low-cost carrier Jeju Air Co Ltd, a deal that would be the flag carrier's first foray into North Asia where rising demand from Chinese passengers is fuelling growth. Singapore Airlines and Jeju Air said on Tuesday they were in talks about a possible investment, but...

  • WPP CEO: Israel vote will be interesting Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    WPP CEO: Israel vote will be interesting

    How does the general election in Israel affect companies like WPP? Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, weighs in.

  • WPP's Sorrell to receive shares worth 36 mln pounds Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 4:48 AM ET

    LONDON, March 16- WPP Chief Executive Martin Sorrell is set to receive shares worth 36 million pounds this year as part of a scheme dependent on the company's performance, the British firm said on Monday. WPP, the world's largest advertising firm, said Sorrell had received 2.3 million shares as part of a scheme dating back to 2010.. WPP said the payout followed a five...

  • Egypt is a 'very, very safe' country, PM insists Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 | 7:54 AM ET

    Egypt is a safe place for investment, according to the country's prime minister.

  • UPDATE 1-Shell CEO's total pay soars to $25.7 mln Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 8:09 AM ET

    LONDON, March 12- Royal Dutch Shell Chief Executive Ben van Beurden will earn a total 24.2 million euros for 2014, making him one of the highest-earning FTSE 100 bosses despite last year's sharp fall in oil prices. His 2014 compensation, when calculated in British pounds, places him as the second-highest-paid senior executive on the FTSE 100 share index after...

  • Europe stocks end lower amid ECB QE, US hike fears Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 12:40 PM ET

    European equities finished lower on Monday as the European Central Bank kicked off its bond-buying program.

  • LONDON, March 9- WPP strengthened its position at the top of the advertising industry last year as its geographical reach and strong digital sales gave it the edge over its two closest rivals, who were distracted by a failed merger. WPP, which counts the likes of Ford, Unilever and Microsoft among its clients, reported a 3.3 percent rise in 2014 like-for-like net...

  • LONDON, March 9- Britain's WPP, the world's biggest advertising company, said it had seen strong trading in January after reporting 2014 results broadly in line with forecasts due to strong growth in all regions. Its underlying growth was helped by estimated net new business billings of 5.8 billion pounds in the year, which put WPP at the top of the net new business...

  • LONDON, March 9- Britain's WPP, the world's biggest advertising company, said it had seen strong trading in January after reporting 2014 results broadly in line with forecasts due to strong growth in North America and Britain. WPP said like-for-like net sales in January were up 3.9 percent, ahead of the 3.3 percent growth it recorded for the full 2014 year.

  • Here's what could sting stocks in the week ahead Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 6:38 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    With just a few key economic reports due next week, markets could be buffeted more by expectations the Fed could move sooner on interest rates.

  • What to expect from WPP earnings Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    What to expect from WPP earnings

    Advertising giant WPP is set to announce its full-year earnings next week. Thomas Singlehurst, head of European media equity research at Citi, discusses what to expect.

  • Want to go viral like #TheDress? Friday’s the day Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 6:47 AM ET

    The global fervor over #TheDress may be down to timing — one digital expert told CNBC. Stories are most likely to go viral when posted on Fridays.

  • WPP: Not worried about doing business in China Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 6:38 PM ET
    WPP: Not worried about doing business in China

    Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, explains why he is not worried about the terms of doing business in the China following news that Beijing is reviewing drafts of its first counterterrorism law.

  • Publicis picks itself up from failed Omnicom deal Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 1:55 AM ET

    France's Publicis promised business would pick up in the second half of this year as the advertising agency recovered from a tough 2014.

  • Germany overtakes UK in corporate executive pay Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    Germany has overtaken the UK as Europe's top-paid corporate executives, partly reflecting public and investor pressure on remuneration in UK companies. The Financial Times reports.

  • Early Movers: ANF, TJX, TGT, LYV, AAPL & more Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 8:01 AM ET
    A trader works the floor of the NYSE.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Publicis to buy US-based Sapient for $3.7 billion Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 10:53 AM ET
    Publicis CEO Maurice Levy stands on the the floor of the New York Stock Exchange a day after announcing that Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe will merge to form the world's largest advertising holding company on July 29, 2013 in New York City.

    Publicis has agreed to acquire Sapient in an all-cash transaction for $25 per share, valuing the U.S. digital advertising specialist at $3.7 billion.