HOTLINE: WPP and Tempus still awaiting decision

As Campaign went to press, WPP and Tempus were still awaiting a

decision from the Takeover Panel's appeal committee on whether their

proposed merger will go ahead. Sir Martin Sorrell, who is trying to pull

out of the deal, is appealing against the Panel's decision to rule

against him invoking a "material adverse change" clause following events

in the US.