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  • Interpublic said revenue from the United States, which contributes the bulk of its total revenue, fell slightly to $1.16 billion in the second quarter ended June 30. International sales declined 3.3 percent to $724.4 million in the quarter, missing analysts' average estimate of $752.5 million, according to data and analytics firm FactSet.

  • July 25- U.S. advertising company Interpublic Group on Tuesday reported a 1.7 percent decline in quarterly revenue, hurt by tepid client spending. Net income available to IPG fell to $94.7 million, or 24 cents per share in the second quarter ended June 30, from $156.9 million, or 38 cents per share, a year earlier. Net revenue fell to $1.88 billion from $1.92 billion.

  • July 24- Alphabet Inc surpassed expectations for quarterly revenue and earnings on Monday, reporting higher advertising sales across its platforms and trying to move past a record $2.7 billion European Union fine by taking the entire charge at once. On a consolidated basis, revenue rose about 21 percent to $26.01 billion in the second quarter ended on June 30,...

  • BENGALURU, July 21- Organisers of conferences and trade shows are benefiting from a shift in the way marketing budgets are allocated, with companies spending less on advertising and more on events that allow them to connect directly with customers. Research and advisory firm Outsell predicts corporate budgets for business-to-business events in the giant...

  • July 20- Omnicom Group Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly results as the No. 1 U.S. advertising company benefited from higher spending from businesses in Europe and the United Kingdom. The company said organic revenue rose 9.3 percent in UK and 7.8 percent in Europe in the quarter ended June 30. Robin Diedrich, senior analyst at Edward Jones, said in a...

  • MOSCOW, July 19- A think tank that advises the Russian government on taxes and energy-related issues said on Wednesday it expects the country's oil exports to fall this year thanks to a global deal to cut output, contrasting with official forecasts for a rise. Vygon Consulting said in a presentation to reporters that oil exports this year are seen declining by...

  • LONDON, July 18- Adverts depicting girls as ballerinas alongside boys as rock climbers are likely to become a thing of the past in Britain under new rules set out by the UK's advertising watchdog on Tuesday. The Advertising Standards Authority, which plays a big role in regulating the industry in Britain, said it would take a harder line against adverts that...

  • LONDON, July 18- Adverts depicting girls as ballerinas alongside boys as rock climbers are likely become a thing of the past in Britain under new rules set out by the UK's advertising watchdog on Tuesday. The Advertising Standards Authority, which plays a big role in regulating the industry in Britain, said it would take a harder line against adverts that feature...

  • In a re-run of a recent duel over helicopter training, Italy's Leonardo and Europe's Airbus are both preparing to enter the race to replace a mixture of private and military training for UK forces from 2020, the sources said. Airbus, which recently won a major UK military helicopter training contract, defeating a bid from Cobham that included AgustaWestland...

  • July 11- Private equity firm EQT said on Tuesday it has agreed to acquire U.S. drug development consultancy Certara for $850 million, including debt, from Arsenal Capital Partners, another buyout firm. Last year, Stockholm, Sweden- based EQT made its first major U.S. healthcare investment, buying Press Ganey Holdings Inc, a provider of patient satisfaction surveys,...

  • MEXICO CITY, July 10- Mexican media company Grupo Televisa on Monday posted a dip in second-quarter revenue, missing some analysts' expectations as advertisers spent less on television commercials. The broadcaster, known for its "telenovela" soap operas, reported a 1.5 percent fall in revenues to 23.162 billion pesos ( $1.28 billion, below average analyst...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.2 pct. Oil& gas stocks dropped, taking around 8 points off the FTSE, after oil prices fell more than 1 percent following a rise in U.S. output, with Royal Dutch Shell 0.9 percent and 0.5 percent respectively. WPP was the biggest individual FTSE faller, dropping 3.2 percent, after Exane BNP Paribas cut the advertising firm to "underperform" and downgraded...

  • July 6- Wells Fargo& Co said on Thursday it had promoted its investor relations head Jim Rowe to lead a newly created stakeholder relations group. Rowe's appointment is effective immediately, the lender said in a statement. The new group will include investor relations, corporate communications and government relations& public policy and will be a part of the...

  • Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, analyzes the trading prospects of a few Australian stocks, using technical analysis.

  • July 3- Bankrate, an online publisher of personal finance content, said on Monday it would be acquired by digital marketing company Red Ventures for $1.24 billion. Charlotte, North Carolina- based Red Ventures' investors include Silver Lake Partners and General Atlantic. Simpson Thacher& Bartlett LLP is Red Ventures' legal adviser.

  • July 3- Bankrate, an operator of websites comparing personal finance packages, said it would be acquired by marketing company Red Ventures for $1.24 billion. Bankrate shareholders will receive $14 per share, representing a 9 percent premium to the stock's Friday closing. The deal has an enterprise value of $1.4 billion.

  • LONDON, June 29- WPP, the world's biggest advertising agency, said on Thursday that some of its operations continued to be affected by a ransomware attack that went around the world earlier in the week, but that services were gradually being restored. On Tuesday a major global cyber attack disrupted computers at a range of multinational firms, including WPP,...

  • LONDON, June 28- WPP, the world's biggest advertising agency, said it was still working with its IT partners to restore services hit by the Petya ransomware attack that went around the world on Tuesday. WPP had joined other companies such as shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk in reporting disruption to its operations due to a cyber attack.

  • June 23- Consulting and outsourcing services provider Accenture Plc said on Friday it would transfer $1.6 billion in pension obligations to insurers American International Group Inc and MassMutual. The transfer includes about $600 million in lump-sum payments to about 7,000 current and former U.S. employees of Accenture and $1 billion in purchases of...

  • TORONTO, June 22- Sears Canada Inc said on Thursday it plans to cut jobs and close about a quarter of its stores as it restructures its operations after a steady decline in its sales due to competition from big-box retailers and online merchants. "It's just been baby steps toward the ultimate end," said Sally Seston, managing director at Retail Category Consultants...