Europe grinds to a halt as series of strikes and austerity protests begin.
BBC crisis claims scalps of news director and deputy head.
Call of Duty title becomes fastest-selling game.
Activision’s ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’, which was promoted by a big-budget ad directed by Guy Richie, has sold eight million copies on its first day of release.
The total makes it the fastest-selling game to date, beating last week’s release of rival shoot-em-up title ‘Halo 4’.
Hearst Advertising Worldwide hires Victoria Jacob-Luck.
Tesco has appointed Coca-Cola’s interactive manager, Jude Brooks, to head its social-media operations.
Neptune US Income Fund
Neptune US Income Fund seeking capital growth and income from the US
HENDERSON GLOBAL INVESTORS LTD
The investment manager appointed Matt Gaden as head of distribution for its Australian business. He joins from Australia’s annuity provider Challenger Ltd.
NEWEDGE GROUP SA
The brokerage appointed Daniel McGowan as chief representative for China. He joins from Sino Ventures in Philadelphia, United States and would be based in Shanghai.
The newly formed specialist provider of tax-efficient solutions from the Shore Capital Group appointed David Kaye as CEO. He joined Shore Capital in January 2006 as deputy general counsel.
ALVAREZ & MARSAL
The private equity services firm hired Russell Kellner to its private equity services group as a managing director based in Boston. Prior to joining A&M, Kellner was a principal at Bain & Co.
HOULIHAN LOKEY INC
The investment bank named Joe Mevorah as managing director of its financial advisory services, based in New York. Mevorah joins from Gleacher & Co Inc