Construction and pay-toll highway group Vinci SA Thursday reiterated its expectations of a flat revenue this year compared with the previous. Revenue in the first quarter increased 2.4%, boosted by highway and parking lot businesses which offset a disappointing performance of the rest of its activities.
Aetna said its first-quarter net income jumped 36% amid higher membership and revenue thanks to its acquisition last year of Coventry Health Care. The health insurer raised its full-year earnings forecast.
Merrill Lynch chief John Thiel is on a personal mission to get the firm's advisers to think beyond making money and more deeply explore why they do what they do. He asks them to ponder this question: "What is your noble purpose?"
The French company tried to reassure investors about the fate of its $35 billion merger with Omnicom, saying it was confident the proposed new company would get necessary approval to have its fiscal residence in the U.K.