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2014 'annus horribilis' says Maurice Lévy

2014 'annus horribilis' says Maurice Lévy

Maurice Lévy, the chief executive of Publicis Groupe, has described 2014 as an "annus horribilis", after the collapse of the $35 billion merger with Omnicom.

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