City & Corporate: The Week in the City

Hitachi Consulting, the global business and IT consulting division of Hitachi, has handed a brief to corporate PR agency Rostrum Communications.

The agency aims to raise the profile of the consultancy's retail practice within the UK's national and trade press and online media.

Broadgate Mainland has been appointed by PMM Partners, a boutique property management advisory and fund management business specialising in the German residential market. The agency will work with PMM Partners to enhance its reputation in the media.

RLM Finsbury has appointed Canny Lo as associate partner in Hong Kong. Lo, who joins from iPR Ogilvy, has more than ten years' experience in the Hong Kong market, focusing on consumer sector transactions. She has advised on some of Hong Kong's highest profile initial public offerings, including China Life Insurance Company, L'Occitane International and Glencore International.

Engine Group, the UK's largest independent comms group and owner of MHP Communications, has experienced a 22.6 per cent year-on-year drop in 2011 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA). But group revenue rose to £82.9m, an increase of 12.2 per cent year-on-year.

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