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  • *87 pct of firms to add to or keep staff due to automation-survey. BERLIN, Jan 18- Fears that robots will eliminate your job are unfounded with a growing number of employers planning to increase or maintain headcount as a result of automation, staffing company ManpowerGroup said in a survey published on Friday. "More and more robots are being added to the workforce,...

  • SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Jan 18- Sinopec Corp, Asia's top refiner, may have a hard time finding buyers for a multi-billion-dollar stock offering of its fuel marketing arm because of investor pushback against higher valuations amid tepid equity markets. The company runs the world's largest retail fuel network with over 30,000 gas stations, 23,000 convenience...

  • The consulting and outsourcing services provider, which gets about half of its revenue from outside the United States, said its revenue forecast included a hit from a stronger dollar. Chief Executive Officer Pierre Nanterme also flagged macro-economic uncertainties and said the traditional IT services model was under pressure, but added that clients were...

  • Dec 20- Accenture Plc beat Wall Street estimates for first-quarter revenue on Thursday, as the consulting and outsourcing services provider reaped rewards from investments in digital and cloud services. Accenture forecast current-quarter revenue between $10.10 billion and $10.40 billion. Net income attributable to the consulting and outsourcing...

  • Dec 20- Accenture Plc reported a 7.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Thursday, as it reaped the benefit of its investments in digital and cloud services. Net income attributable to the consulting and outsourcing services provider rose to $1.28 billion, or $1.96 per share, in the first quarter ended Nov 30 from $1.12 billion, or $1.79 per share, a year earlier.

  • Dec 18- A number of advertisers have dropped Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News, the network said on Tuesday, after the host said last week that immigration makes the United States "poorer and dirtier and more divided." Fox News said in a statement that the conservative commentator has been the target of far-left activist organizations since he made the remarks on...

  • Dec 10- General Electric Co on Monday elected Paula Rosput Reynolds to its board of directors, replacing John Brennan who had earlier announced his intention to retire. Reynolds, 62, is the chief executive of PreferWest LLC, a privately held business advisory firm, and currently serves as a director for Britain's biggest defense company BAE Systems.

  • LONDON, Dec 4- Martin Sorrell's S4 Capital has agreed to buy San Francisco- based programmatic ad firm MightyHive for an enterprise value of $150 million, funded by the issue of new shares worth 74 million pounds. Sorrell said the deal marked an important second strategic step for his new company. "The peanut has now morphed into a coconut, and is growing and ripening,"...

  • LONDON, Nov 26- WPP is merging its famous JWT agency with its digital outfit Wunderman in the most high-profile move by the world's biggest advertising group to simplify its business. JWT, founded in 1864 and headquartered in New York, is one of the world's best known advertising agencies, behind the Andrex puppy ads and jingles for Toys R Us. The new agency, with...

  • Nov 26- Payroll processor Paychex Inc said on Monday it plans to buy Oasis Outsourcing Acquisition Corp for $1.2 billion in cash to expand its human resources outsourcing services.

  • The companies signed up for $8.9 billion in new loans, leases and lines of credit last month, up from $8.4 billion a year earlier, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association said. Washington- based ELFA, which reports economic activity for the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, said credit approvals were 76.5 percent in October, up from 75.7 percent in...

  • MELBOURNE, Nov 19- BHP on Monday said it had signed an agreement with Australia's tax authorities to settle a long-running dispute over the global miner's operations in Singapore. Tax authorities had been in dispute with both firms over the amount of Australian tax payable from sales of Australian commodities to their Singapore marketing businesses.

  • Nov 19- BHP on Monday said it had signed an agreement with Australia's tax authorties to settle a long-running dispute over the global miner's operations in Singapore. The dispute was regarding the amount of Australian tax payable from sales of BHP's Australian commodities to its Singapore marketing business. Additionally, BHP will raise its stake in BHP...

  • Oct 29- India's Tata Sons Ltd on Monday said it will stop working with Counselage, a marketing firm run by media personality Suhel Seth who has been accused of sexual misconduct. The announcement comes as the global# MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault gained a surge in momentum in India this month as women across media, entertainment and other...

  • *Cuts full-year sales and profit guidance. LONDON, Oct 25- WPP lost a fifth of its market value on Thursday after problems at its New York and London creative agencies forced it to cut sales and profit forecasts, showing the scale of the task facing its new boss after the acrimonious exit of founder Martin Sorrell. Mark Read, a softly-spoken veteran of the world's...

  • *Cuts sales and profit full-year outlook. LONDON, Oct 25- WPP lost a fifth of its market value after downturns at its New York and London creative agencies forced it to cut sales and profit forecasts, showing the scale of the task facing its new boss after founder Martin Sorrell's acrimonious exit. Mark Read, a softly-spoken veteran of the world's biggest...

  • The Dutch company's third-quarter sales came in at a little more than 6 billion euros, slightly below a forecast of 6.05 billion euros, reflecting weaker business in Germany and France. Randstad's sales in France and Germany fell 1 percent and 2 percent respectively in the quarter, compared with strong growth of 14 percent in France and 10 percent in Germany a...

  • Interpublic, home to Madison Avenue icon McCann, has managed to keep pace with an industry that is shifting to targeted advertising models by Google and Facebook. "We saw both existing client increases from a year ago and the benefit of net new business wins," Chief Executive Officer Michael Roth said on a post-earnings call. "IPG is certainly outpacing its peers in...

  • Oct 19- U.S advertising firm Interpublic Group reported a 4 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Friday, helped by higher client spending worldwide. Net income available to the company's common stockholders fell to $161 million, or 41 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $169.7 million, or 43 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Oct 17- Facebook Inc has tentatively concluded that a recent hack that affected millions of accounts was perpetrated by spammers, and not a nation-state, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing sources. Facebook believes the attackers were spammers masquerading as a digital marketing company, the Journal reported....