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WPP's UK revenue surges by 22% but strong pound hits pre-tax profits

WPP's UK revenue surges by 22% but strong pound hits pre-tax profits

WPP, the owner of MediaCom and Ogilvy & Mather, has reported pre-tax profit of £491.1 million in the first half of 2014, up 15.0 per cent year on year, while UK revenues surged by 22 per cent in Q2.

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