Finance

Posterscope’s former US boss Hansen is charged, China’s Focus Media accused of inflating screen network numbers

Out of home media is booming across the world, especially groovy new digital offerings, but the medium continues to be bedevilled by lack of transparency and, in some cases, accusations of fraud. Former Aegis-owned Posterscope US boss Todd Hansen and ...

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Can Brand Branson extend into banking now Virgin has bought Northern Rock?

Sir Richard Branson has wanted to get into UK banking for years and now, finally, he’s succeeded by agreeing to buy bailed-out northern-based bank Northern Rock from the UK government for £747m. It’s not clear yet if Rorthern Rock will ...

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Wonga not bunga is media magnate Silvio Berlusconi’s problem now

Shares in embattled Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset media empire (which spans pay and terrestrial TV, newspapers and magazines) were suspended for a period yesterday as investors headed for the exit. The shares have lost 20 per cent of ...

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Publicis Groupe and France Telecom team to launch €300m tech start-up fund

Publicis Groupe and France Telecom are launching a venture capital start-up fund for tech companies aiming to raise €300m. The two companies are putting in the first €150m. The new fund will be managed independently of Publicis Groupe and France ...

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