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  • FRANKFURT, April 20- Bertelsmann's call center unit Arvato, going on the block before the summer break as the German media group seeks to free up capital to invest, is attracting interest from peers, mostly backed by private equity, sources close to the matter said. -Atento http://www.atento.com- A New York- listed business, 66 percent owned by Bain Capital, which...

  • *Sorrell departs at a time of huge industry change. LONDON, April 20- Martin Sorrell's departure from the world's biggest advertising company heralds change for his sprawling WPP empire and may accelerate a shake up of the big ad groups that followed his lead. "I don't think this is the event that brings down the holding companies," industry adviser and MediaLink...

  • *Shares climb, among top performers on Paris market. PARIS, April 19- France's Publicis on Thursday posted better-than-expected growth in underlying sales in the first quarter, driven by the rebound of it North American activities. Publicis' shares rose sharply following its sales figures, with the stock up 4.3 percent in early session trading- among the top...

  • April 17- Omnicom Group Inc's first-quarter profit and revenue topped analysts' estimates on Tuesday, as the advertising group's weak performance in North America was offset by strong demand in Europe and a weaker dollar. Shares of Omnicom, home to agencies such as BBDO Worldwide, TBWA Worldwide and Goodby, Silverstein& Partners, rose 2.6 percent to $75.99 in...

  • April 17- Omnicom Group Inc's first-quarter profit and revenue topped analysts' estimates on Tuesday, as the advertising group benefited from strong demand in Europe and a weaker dollar. The company's organic revenue rose 9.7 percent in European markets, 3.1 percent in the United Kingdom and fell 0.1 percent in North America. The company, whose clients include...

  • April 17- U.S. advertising company Omnicom Group Inc's revenue rose 1.2 percent in the first quarter, as it benefited from higher spending by businesses in Europe. Revenue rose to $3.63 billion in the quarter ended March 31, from $3.59 billion, Omnicom said. Omnicom, whose big clients include Apple, McDonald's Corp and Adidas, said net income attributable to the...

  • BEIJING, April 17- China's shale gas production will likely reach 17 billion cubic metres in 2020, nearly double the 2017 level, as local oil companies make big progress with drilling technology and cost cutting, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in a note on Tuesday. Woodmac has separately forecast China's LNG imports will increase by a quarter to nearly 49...

  • *Sorrell quit on Saturday after investigation. LONDON, April 16- WPP entered uncharted territory on Monday after the exit of founder Martin Sorrell left the world's biggest advertising company rudderless at a time of intense industry change. David Herro of Harris Associates, WPP's biggest shareholder according to Thomson Reuters data, said Sorrell would be...

  • LONDON— Shares in WPP, the world's biggest advertising company, have fallen as much as 5.6 percent amid speculation it will be broken up after the resignation of CEO Martin Sorrell. Sorrell, who built WPP into a conglomerate during his 33 years at the helm, stepped down after an investigation into allegations he misused company assets. Liberum analyst Ian...

  • LONDON, April 16- WPP, the world's biggest advertising company, entered uncharted territory on Monday without its founder Martin Sorrell whose departure has left it rudderless at a time of swirling industry change. "Sorrell's departure is negative considering... how instrumental he has been in assembling the assets WPP has today," said Pivotal Research analyst...

  • LONDON, April 16- WPP, the world's biggest advertising company, will head into uncharted territory on Monday when it starts life without its founder Martin Sorrell, whose departure has left it rudderless at a time of swirling industry change. While WPP hunts for a new CEO, it has handed the helm to two executives, digital boss Mark Read and Andrew Scott, the chief...

  • LONDON, April 15- Martin Sorrell's sudden exit from WPP marks a shocking end to the career of a chief executive who through sheer force of personality made it the world's biggest advertising firm. WPP said in early April it had appointed lawyers to investigate a whistleblower's allegation of personal misconduct against Sorrell, who over 33 years turned a...

  • LONDON— Martin Sorrell is stepping down as chief executive of WPP, the world's largest advertising agency, following allegations of personal misconduct. Sorrell, who built WPP into a global brand during his 33 years at the helm, had been accused of misusing company assets. Sorrell resigned Saturday night as WPP announced that an investigation into the matter...

  • LONDON, April 14- Martin Sorrell, who built WPP into the world's biggest advertising agency through 33 years of dealmaking, quit on Saturday after an allegation of personal misconduct. The departure of the CEO who built a two-man outfit into one of Britain's biggest companies with 200,000 staff in 112 countries leaves WPP without a boss at a pivotal time for the...

  • LONDON, April 14- Martin Sorrell quit as the head of WPP on Saturday, leaving the world's biggest advertising agency 33 years after he founded it due to an investigation into personal misconduct. The British company stunned the industry last week when it said it had appointed lawyers to investigate alleged misconduct by Sorrell, who turned a two-man outfit into...

  • LONDON, April 14- Martin Sorrell said on Saturday that he was stepping down as head of the British-based global advertising agency WPP. In a letter to WPP staff, Sorrell said the "current disruption" was "putting too much unnecessary pressure on the business". He said he had decided that "in your interest, in the interest of our clients, in the interest of all shareowners,...

  • NEW YORK— Small business owners who use Facebook to promote their services and reach customers may now be wondering how to reassure people and protect themselves amid the social network's most serious privacy scandal. "They absolutely should communicate with customers that they're in tune with their worries," says Marc Schenker, founder of marketing agency...

  • LONDON, April 11- Airbus wants Britain to provide more clarity over the country's future relationship with the European Union, or risk losing investment, the European planemaker's CEO said. "Britain must recognise that future investments are not a given." He called for Britain to remain part of the EU aviation safety certification agency, EASA, to allow Airbus's...

  • LONDON, April 11- Airbus wants Britain to provide more clarity over the country's future relationship with the European Union, or risk losing investment, the European planemaker's CEO said. "Britain must recognize that future investments are not a given." He called for Britain to remain part of the EU aviation safety certification agency, EASA, to allow Airbus's...

  • April 3- British advertising group WPP Plc said on Tuesday it was conducting an investigation in response to an allegation of personal misconduct against its chief executive, Martin Sorrell, who denied wrongdoing. WPP, the world's biggest advertising company, issued a statement after The Wall Street Journal reported news of the probe earlier in the day.