Week in Review, January 31

week in review

Apple, McDonald’s, oil majors and Deutsche Bank featured

Rangers fans enter fight to control club

Supporters buy shares in effort to shape Scottish team’s destiny

England’s football clubs lead world with £1.2bn transfer spend

Premier League accounts for nearly 30% of $4bn spend

New ideas needed to unclog Paris streets

The annual cost to French capital of gridlock likely to reach $18.7bn by 2030, writes Adam Thomson

Mike Ashley tightens grip on Rangers

Scottish club accepts £10m loan from retail tycoon

Breakfast room belvidereplace

Belvidere Place, Broadstairs

Atmospheric dining near a spruced up seaside town

Premier League to tighten revenue grip

Value of broadcast rights push English clubs up ‘money league’

Wetherspoon bitter about supermarket deals

Pubs group blames bargain booze offers for slowing sales

Car maintenance tunes up Halfords sales

Retailer reports record levels of car parts fittings

Dalian Wanda nets Atletico Madrid stake

First Chinese investment in top-flight European club

Brands consolidation from William Hill

Comes amid heated competition in lucrative bookmaking market

Sony’s backers look beyond cyber attack

Share price has risen 35% in 3 months despite hack

Power struggle deepens at Rangers

Former director King seeks to oust four board members

Uber vows to create 50,000 jobs in Europe

Chief makes more conciliatory overture to regulators on continent

Priceline eyes shift to mobile bookings

$50bn online bookings group launches app

Swiss companies pay price of franc surge

Watchmakers, healthcare groups and banks most affected

Basketball deals in play as values soar

NBA commissioner hails buoyant time for sport

Caesars unit files for bankruptcy

Group’s owners battle with dissident creditors over restructuring

US fantasy sports games remain a gamble

Legal alternative to prohibited sports betting is growing fast

Prokhorov hires advisers for Nets sale

Billionaire under pressure from fall in rouble and oil price

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