Havas CEO Says Publicis-Omnicom Deal a `Good Thing'

July 29 (Bloomberg) -- David Jones, chief executive officer of Havas SA, talks about the planned merger between Publicis Groupe SA and Omnicom Group Inc. announced yesterday and its possible impact on the advertising industry. He speaks from Paris with Francine Lacqua and Guy Johnson on Bloomberg Television's "The Pulse." (Source: Bloomberg)
SABMiller Sold in Principle to AB InBev for $106 Billion
02:59 - Anheuser-Busch InBev NV agreed to buy SABMiller Plc for almost 69 billion pounds ($106 billion) to clinch a record industry deal after several rejections, creating a brewer that will account for a third of all beer sales globally. The Budweiser maker will pay 44 pounds a share in cash for a majority of the shares in its nearest competitor, the companies said in a statement Tuesday, gaining brands such as Peroni and Grolsch and giving it control of about half the industry’s profit.
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