UN World Food Programme chief ends visit to N Korea

May 12 2018

UN World Food Programme (WPP) Executive Director David Beasley has completed a four-day official visit to North Korea.

Sorrell quit before outcome of investigation into him was decided: WPP

Apr 30 2018

The chairman of the WPP said the company had not disclosed more about its investigation into former CEO Martin Sorrell’s personal misconduct.

Boss of WPP's Kantar in talks over $4.8 bn buyout of unit: Times

Apr 28 2018

The boss of Kantar, WPP has been sounding out backers for a potential 3.5 billion pounds ($4.8 billion) management buyout of the unit, The Times reported.

Ford tells WPP it will take bids from other ad agencies

Apr 21 2018

Ford said it will take bids on some of its advertising managed by WPP, adding to uncertainty around the British ad giant after last week’s exit of founder Martin Sorrell.

End of Sorrell's reign heralds change for big ad empires

Apr 20 2018

Martin Sorrell’s departure from WPP heralds change for his sprawling WPP empire and may accelerate a shake up of the big ad groups that followed his lead.

Shire, commodity stocks lift FTSE to 10-week high

Apr 19 2018

The UK’s top share index rose on Thursday as surging crude oil prices boosted commodity stocks and Shire’s shares jumped as bid talk heated up.

Sky CEO Darroch: 'I have no interest in running WPP'

Apr 19 2018

Sky Chief Executive Jeremy Darroch said he had no interest in running WPP, which is searching for a new chief executive after the abrupt departure of Martin Sorrell.

Publicis' first-quarter sales beat forecasts, shares rise

Apr 19 2018

Publicis posted better-than-expected growth in underlying sales in the first quarter, driven by the rebound of it North American activities.

FTSE dips after Syria strike; WPP falls on Sorrel exit

Apr 16 2018

UK shares eased, with two corporate events taking centre stage: CEO Sorrell’s exit from WPP and U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management raising its stake in Whitbread.

Trade worries a bother for FTSE as WPP wobbles

Apr 04 2018

The UK’s top share index declined as worries over global trade dented appetite for risky assets, while WPP dropped as it investigated its boss for alleged misconduct.

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