The World: Paris - French groups post encouraging revenue figures

Publicis Groupe increased its full-year revenues by 6.5 per cent to EUR4.67 billion (£3.46 billion) in 2007, the company revealed this week, but posted organic growth of just 3.1 per cent.

Operating profits at the group rose by 9.3 per cent year on year to EUR779 million (£577 million), while EMEA revenue grew by EUR52 million to EUR1.8 billion (£1.32 billion). Its Havas rival, meanwhile, posted a 4.1 per cent increase in annual revenue to $2.23 billion, with organic growth of more than 7 per cent.