REVIEW: Publicis warns of advertising downturn

Publicis, the French advertising group that owns Saatchi & Saatchi,

warned that the advertising downturn would last until at least the end

of the year as it revealed its latest sales figures. The group's

billings for the first nine months of this year were up by 56.5 per cent

to £6.9 billion, largely as a result of the acquisition of

Saatchis and the US agency Nelson Communications. - General release.