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What next for Publicis, Omnicom and WPP?

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 17:41
May 9 - Publicis-Omnicom's $35 billion merger collapses amid a raft of differences over how to create the world's largest advertiser. Ivor Bennett ask where it leaves the two companies - and the other big player in the sector, WPP.
Categories: Financial Media

Pfizer to mount UK charm offensive

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 16:03
May 9 - Pfizer CEO Ian Read is heading for the UK to try to persuade politicians that his proposed merger with AstraZeneca is good for everyone. David Pollard looks at some of the obstacles potentially blocking what would be the UK's biggest corporate takeover.
Categories: Financial Media

UK’s Clegg: Financial transaction tax is “silly”

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 14:20
May 9 - UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says he will continue to fight proposals for a European financial transaction tax, which would hit the Europe’s biggest financial centre – the City of London.
Categories: Financial Media

Lib Dems would provide “spine” of a Labour coalition – Clegg

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 14:05
May 9 - UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says the Lib Dems would provide the "spine" of a possible future coalition with Labour, but a partnership with any party would not result from a personal whim.
Categories: Financial Media

UK men rival top spenders

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 13:46
May 9 - Traditionally, British women are the big spenders when it comes to clothes - but a new survey shows men are fast closing the gap. Hayley Platt went to Europe's biggest shopping centre to see what a new breed of 'mansumers' spend their cash on.
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World At Risk: Europe heads to the polls

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 13:45
May 9 - The ascent of fringe parties have put the European elections on everyone’s agenda. And they could bring some unintended consequences, says Citi’s Senior Political Analyst Tina Fordham.
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UK’s Clegg: Threat of “Brexit” no way to negotiate

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 13:35
May 9 - UK Prime Minister David Cameron plans to renegotiate Britain’s ties with the EU are wishful thinking and will not satisfy his backbenchers, according to his coalition partner Nick Clegg.
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Breakingviews: Deal failure worsens Publicis’ succession woe

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 13:30
May 9 - The Publicis Omnicom merger is off. This leaves French Publicis without a plan for replacing 72-year-old CEO Maurice Levy. Breakingviews says this intensifies the company’s succession problems
Categories: Financial Media

Pfizer challenge to UK government would be “daft” - Clegg

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 13:15
May 9 - UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says the government needs to be confident Pfizer pledges are binding, in any potential takeover of AstraZeneca.
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Young bands hope to make India's front-runner face the music

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:17
May 9 - Narendra Modi is leading India's election race with promises to rejuvenate the economy. But some young people aren't convinced - and are using music to make sure their views are heard.
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Reuters Newsmaker with UK Deputy PM Nick Clegg

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:15
May 9 - UK Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, delivers a keynote speech at Reuters on how Britain should reform its relationship with Brussels and sets out the case for remaining inside the EU.
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$2.5 tln cash pile to drive big M&A push – CCLA

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:15
May 9 - Companies are sitting on a massive pile of cash, while private equity has around $1.5 tln to spend. So brace for a new wave of M&A deals, says CCLA CIO James Bevan.
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Ego not tax killed Publicis, Omnicom deal – WPP’s Sorrell

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:55
May 9 - Omnicom boss John Wren got a rude awakening after being seduced by Publicis CEO Maurice Levy’s Gallic charm, says WPP CEO Martin Sorrell.
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Asia Week Ahead: Cold beer, fast cars, cashed-up casinos

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 06:57
May 9 - Watch for earnings from brewer San Miguel, automaker Nissan, and Macau casino operator SJM this week ahead in Asia, alongside China industrial output and Japan GDP data.
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Breakingviews: China and the collapse of a mega-merger

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 06:52
May 9 - Breakingviews' John Foley explains how China presented a regulatory hurdle Omnicom and Publicis couldn't clear, just one factor behind the ad industry giants' decision to abandon their merger plans.
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Will the future of LNG float Down Under?

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 06:05
May 9 - An investment boom has made Australia one of the world's largest exporters of liquefied natural gas. But as challenges mount, firms are having to innovate further offshore, reports Clyde Russell.
Categories: Financial Media