The Week: City News - Chime upbeat over trading

Chime Communications, the owner of VCCP, Bell Pottinger, Opinion Leader Research and Fast Track, said last week that it expected trading for the year ending 31 December 2008 to meet market expectations, in terms of income, margins and trading profit, in the current difficult economic environment. Going forward, the company's strategy is to control costs, generate cash and focus on new business. Recent wins include Muller Corners, RSA and Aer Lingus.