Finance

Havas third quarter figures simply don’t add up

Here’s an arithmetical problem for City analysts. Why don’t marketing services group Havas’s splendid Quarter Three figures actually add up properly? First, a bit of background. Agency holding company performance has continued in strong recovery mode, despite the rest of ...

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Embattled News Corporation puts its money into more old-time religion

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has hardly seemed to be on the side of the angels recently, still suffering the fall-out from the News of the World phone hacking scandal. Among other things this cost it the long-desired $12bn deal to ...

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Omnicom joins big three in India with Mudra deal

Omnicom, arguably the strongest performer among the marcoms giants judging by its recent third quarter numbers, is making a big move in India by increasing its ten per cent stake in the Mudra conglomerate to a majority with an option ...

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Accountancy firm BDO turns to TV campaign to challenge the big four

BDO, a network of accountants scattered across the globe, is the fifth largest after the ‘big four’ – KPMG, PWC, Ernst & Young and Deloitte – which dominate the auditing of big global companies and, consequently, the much more lucrative ...

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Independent shareholders want James Murdoch out of News Corporation

About 80 per cent of non-aligned or independent shareholders do anyway according to this analysis by the BBC’s Robert Peston of votes cast at last Friday’s AGM of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. Nearly as many want elder brother Lachlan to ...

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