HOTLINE: Havas to up the ante

Havas is expected to up the ante in its battle with WPP for control

of Tempus, the media agency, with a renewed bid by the end of the week.

However, Alain de Pouzilhac, the Havas chief executive, has refused to

be drawn on whether he will try to trump WPP's 555p-a-share counter-bid.