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EMAP, THE media company whose best-selling magazines include Elle, Arena, The Face and Red, yesterday said it would spend $20m (pounds 12.35m) over the next three years on launching its popular FHM "lad mag" in the US.

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Informa pays pounds 28m cash for 13 business magazines from Emap

EMAP, the magazine publisher and radio broadcaster, yesterday raised its proceeds from disposals in recent months to pounds 85m with the sale of 13 business magazines for pounds 28m in cash to Informa Group, the business publisher whose titles include Lloyd's List, the daily insurance and shipping newspaper.

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THE HEAD of music at Kiss FM radio station told a tribunal yesterday that an award- winning disc jockey had been a constant "disruptive influence".

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EMAP, THE magazine publisher and radio broadcaster, warned yesterday that first-half advertising revenue growth at Peterson, the US magazine publisher it acquired for $1.5bn in February, would be "slightly slower" than expected, while investment in the Internet is to be higher-than- forecast.

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A JOINT venture betweenCapital Radio and media group Emap won Greater London's first digital radio licence yesterday, beating two other bidders, including one supported by Kelvin MacKenzie, former editor of The Sun.

Stock Market Week: Emap set to surrender its place in Footsie 100

FOOTSIE PROMOTIONS and relegations will for the last time be decided next week under the old stock market capitalisation system.

Investment column: MB earnings hit new high

SOMETIMES BUSINESSES that outwardly appear rather boring provide the best investment returns. In Britain, though there may be no shortage of worthy, stolid - some might say boring - companies to invest in, few have been able to show sales and profit growth in the double digit percentage range year after year. But small-cap business to business publisher Metal Bulletin is an exception.

Emap target of share-ramping campaign

EMAP, THE international magazine publisher and UK radio broadcaster, has been the target of a campaign by an anonymous individual or group intent on bolstering the company's share price.

HQs keep their heads

Last week's announcement that Allied- Domecq is to abandon its headquarters in London's West End for cheaper digs in Bristol looks like yet another illustration of the move away from showy head offices.

Support for DJ who claimed black presenters were purged

A FORMER colleague of the sacked disc jockey Steve Jackson yesterday supported his claims that a London radio station had purged presenters from ethnic minorities to try to attract mainstream listeners.

Going Down: Emap

EMAP SHARES fell nearly 7 per cent to their lowest level since January as UK circulation for its top selling men's magazine FHM fell almost 10 per cent in the first half from the year-earlier period. Average circulation per issue for the title fell to about 701,000 copies, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, an independent group that verifies circulation numbers for advertisers.
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