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  • BOSTON— The founder of global consulting and private equity businesses bearing his name who helped drive the career of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has died. He founded Bain& Co., a corporate strategy consulting firm in 1973, and in 1984 founded the private equity firm Bain Capital. "Bill's enduring influence is as vibrant today as when he...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 16- Alphabet Inc's Google is making its second attempt in less than a year to protect advertisers on its YouTube user channels from being associated with videos featuring violence, gore or bad language. Under the new standards, Google will remove advertising from a "significant" number of YouTube channels, 99 percent of which generated less...

  • LONDON— Carillion shares have fallen more than 25 percent as the construction and business services company that is one of the British government's biggest contractors struggles under 1.5 billion pounds of debt. The plunge comes as the Press Association reported that lenders to the construction giant effectively rejected a rescue plan proposed...

  • MUMBAI/ BENGALURU, Jan 11- Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, India's top IT services firm, said its insurance services business would soon post faster growth thanks to higher client spending but remained cautious on a turnaround in its key banking segment. "We're very optimistic about a faster and stronger turnaround in insurance," Chief Executive Rajesh...

  • Jan 11- Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, India's biggest software services exporter, on Thursday reported lower third-quarter profit, hit by weakness in the banking and financial services sector. TCS is the first of India's listed software services exporters to report earnings for October-December and its numbers set the tone for the results season for the...

  • LONDON, Jan 4- Robey Warshaw, the small boutique advisory firm that has worked on some of Britain's biggest deals, saw its annual profits soar 73 percent to more than 60 million pounds, according to a company filing. The firm, founded by veteran investment bankers Sir Simon Robey, Simon Warshaw and Philip Apostolides in 2013, has quickly established itself as one of...

  • Jan 3- A British mobile advertising agency has sued Uber Technologies Inc to force the ride-hailing company to pay millions of dollars of bills that Uber had refused to pay after claiming that ads being generated were fraudulent. Fetch Media Ltd filed its lawsuit on Tuesday in the same California federal court where Uber had sued Fetch in September, accusing...

  • *As Beijing's conditions improve, New Delhi continues to worsen. BEIJING, Dec 29- Beijing may have turned a corner in its battle against the city's notorious smog, according to Reuters calculations, and environmental consultants say the Chinese government deserves much of the credit for introducing tough anti-pollution measures. "The improvement in air...

  • *As Beijing's conditions improve, New Delhi continues to worsen. BEIJING, Dec 29- Beijing may have turned a corner in its battle against the city's notorious smog, according to Reuters calculations, and environmental consultants say the Chinese government deserves much of the credit for introducing tough anti-pollution measures. "The improvement in air...

  • *As Beijing's conditions improve, New Delhi continues to worsen. BEIJING, Dec 29- Beijing may have turned a corner in its battle against the city's notorious smog, according to Reuters calculations, and environmental consultants say the Chinese government deserves much of the credit for introducing tough anti-pollution measures. "The improvement in air...

  • *As Beijing's conditions improve, New Delhi continues to worsen. BEIJING, Dec 29- Beijing may have turned a corner in its battle against the city's notorious smog, according to Reuters calculations, and environmental consultants say the Chinese government deserves much of the credit for introducing tough anti-pollution measures. "The improvement in air...

  • Dec 21- Consulting and outsourcing services firm Accenture Plc's quarterly earnings and revenue topped Wall Street forecasts, as investments in fast-growing digital and cloud services paid off. Shares of Accenture, which have risen about 30 percent this year, rose 4 percent to a record high of $157.93 in on Thursday morning. "The primary driver of our growth in...

  • Dec 21- Accenture Plc, a provider of consulting and outsourcing services, reported a rise of about 12 percent in quarterly net revenue as it benefited from its investments in digital and cloud services. Net income for diluted earnings per share calculation rose to $1.17 billion, or $1.79 per share, in the first quarter ended Nov.30 from $1.05 billion, or $1.58 per...

  • Dec 19- U.S. companies' borrowing to spend on capital investment rose 17 percent in November from a year earlier, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association said. Companies signed up for $7.5 billion in new loans, leases and lines of credit last month, up from $6.4 billion a year earlier. Washington- based ELFA, a trade association that reports economic activity...

  • Dec 14- A U.S. labor board's newly minted Republican majority on Thursday overturned an Obama-era ruling that had irked business groups by making it easier for unions and workers to hold companies accountable for the practices of staffing agencies, contractors and franchisees with which they partner. In a 3-2 decision, the National Labor Relations Board...

  • By Mathieu Rosemain and Cyril Altmeyer. PARIS, Dec 11- French technology consulting firm Atos offered to buy Gemalto for 4.3 billion euros on Monday to boost its cyber security services as states and big corporations seek to cope with a growing number of attacks on the Internet worldwide. Shortly after issuing the formal offer, Atos Chief Executive Thierry...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- Global financial auditing and consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is exploring the sale of its government consulting practice, which could fetch about $500 million, four people familiar with the matter said this week. Bidders have received financial information about the consulting practice, which offers business process...

  • Dec 7- Kevin Kleinman, a trader at Watchhimtrade.com, listens to music on Pandora every morning as he executes trades worth millions of dollars. Pandora, the largest streaming music provider in the United States, is still a compelling asset with more than 73 million active monthly users and because its stock is valued cheaply. "At the very top level, I think the...

  • TOKYO, Dec 7- U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital has won enough shareholder support to complete its tender offer of Asatsu-DK Inc, allowing the Japanese advertising agency to end a bitter two-decade partnership with top shareholder WPP. Bain received 87 percent in the tender offer of Japan's third-biggest ad agency, at 3,660 yen each, a regulatory filing...

  • TOKYO, Dec 7- U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital has garnered 87 percent of Japanese advertising agency Asatsu-DK Inc's shares in a tender offer that closed on Wednesday after a months-long dispute with ADK's top shareholder. Bain completed the tender offer of ADK, Japan's third-biggest ad agency, at 3,660 yen each, a regulatory filing showed on Thursday.