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Economy needs growth plan says Richard Branson

Billionaire tycoon Richard Branson has criticised the Government for failing to promote economic growth.

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Anger over boardroom pay will explode again this week as further investor rebellions demonstrate the "shareholder spring" of unrest continues.

'Shareholder spring' revolt over fat cat pay poised to gather pace

Anger over boardroom pay will explode again this week as further investor rebellions demonstrate the "shareholder spring" of unrest continues unabated.

Lord Bell set for battle with WPP over Bell Pottinger buyout plan

Lord Bell is poised to spell out plans for his controversial buyout of the PR firm Bell Pottinger at the annual meeting of parent company Chime Communications this Wednesday, in the face of fierce opposition.

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WPP faces a new revolt as Sorrell's pay leaps to £13m

WPP has risked another investor rebellion after chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell's pay jumped 56 per cent last year to £13m against £8.3m a year earlier.

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'PM does not have credible growth plan', says Sorrell

One of Britain's leading captains of industry yesterday warned that David Cameron has still not come up with a credible growth plan and risks being "blown off course" by news events.

It's bad, but this is not a recession, say businesses

Business leaders cast doubt on yesterday's gloomy GDP figures, arguing that the slump they suggested was not only at odds with their experience but also threatened Britain's fragile economic confidence.

Britain's bosses tell the ONS: it's bad, but not a recession

Corporate leaders fear GDP data will panic consumers while CBI suggests manufacturing remains robust

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Chime chief says Bell is still pursuing buy-out move

Lord Bell's bid to buy out part of public relations group Bell Pottinger is still on, the chief executive of parent company Chime Communications said.

Warning after WPP breaks profits and revenue records

Sir Martin Sorrell's WPP, the world's biggest advertising group, yesterday smashed profits and revenue records but sounded a warning about "clouds on the horizon" next year.

Revenues at WPP hit record of £10bn

WPP, the world's biggest advertising group, yesterday smashed profits and revenue records but sounded a warning about "clouds on the horizon".

WPP hails profits milestone

Advertising giant WPP hailed a landmark year today after achieving revenues of £10 billion and profits of £1 billion in "difficult circumstances".

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