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    1. October 2, 2014

      Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct takes fresh 5% stake in Debenhams

      Mike Ashley, the retail billionaire, has increased his bet on Debenhams, by spending £33m to acquire an almost 5 per cent...

    2. September 26, 2014

      Sports Direct leads FTSE 100 lower

      A rally in the mining sector and modest gains for banks were not a strong enough tonic to keep the FTSE 100 in positive...

    3. September 25, 2014

      Ashley’s gamble on Tesco divides opinion in the City

      Mike Ashley, the billionaire retailer who likes a flutter, is taking a punt on Tesco. Mr Ashley, who owns 58 per cent of...

    4. September 25, 2014

      Sports Direct: small time gambler

      Sports Direct has been very naughty. The UK sports retailer has sold a put option on 23m Tesco shares to Goldman Sachs. If...

    5. September 25, 2014

      Mike Ashley’s yen for puts

      It seems unlikely that Warren Buffett would have stripped to Tom Jones’ ‘You Can Leave Your Hat On’ in a Chinese restaurant...

    6. September 25, 2014

      Message to Sports Direct’s Ashley: spoof not lest thou are spoofed

      Mike Ashley famously played the pub game “spoof” with bankers over who should pay a £200,000 legal bill for the 2007...

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      September 25, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Ukraine — call the sovereign debt cops: Joseph directs us to an announcement by the...

    8. September 25, 2014

      Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley takes bet on Tesco with options deal

      Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has made a dramatic intervention in the turmoil surrounding Tesco, taking a bet that shares in...

    9. September 19, 2014

      Designers find opportunities in golf wear

      As style director of British retailer Marks and Spencer, Belinda Earl dresses the nation for all eventualities. But in her...

    10. September 10, 2014

      Sales pace slows at Sports Direct

      Sports Direct, the sports retailer controlled by billionaire Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, has posted a mixed trading...

    11. August 19, 2014

      Dick’s dropped in bunker by US golf slump

      A slump in the number of Americans playing golf forced sports retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods to announce $20.4m of pre-tax...

    12. FT Alphaville

      July 17, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan notes a bump for Fiat after manager magazin reports that VW might be interested in...

    13. July 17, 2014

      Sports Direct full-year profit climbs 16% to record £239m

      Sports Direct could be near a breakthrough in its stand-off with Adidas, the retailer indicated on Thursday as it announced...

    14. July 16, 2014

      FirstGroup CEO pay packet irks a third of its shareholders

      A third of shareholders voting at FirstGroup’s annual general meeting on Wednesday refused to back a pay packet for its...

    15. July 16, 2014

      Mike Ashley gives City institutions a right royal salute

      Mike Ashley’s grand gesture in giving up his share of Sports Direct’s executive bonus scheme is as enigmatic as the man. It...

    16. July 16, 2014

      Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley walks away from bonus scheme

      Mike Ashley has pulled out of a contentious bonus scheme that gained the approval of Sports Direct shareholders just two...

    17. July 14, 2014

      Sports Direct leads stronger FTSE 100

      Sports Direct led London’s main market benchmark higher on Monday on expectations it would announce plans to expand its...

    18. July 3, 2014

      Expansion plans lift online grocer Ocado

      Once again, the short sellers are being burnt by Ocado. A short squeeze helped pull Ocado to a six-month high on Thursday,...

    19. Business Blog

      July 2, 2014

      Sports Direct and Mike Ashley: it's not (just) about the money

      What puzzles me about Sports Direct’s campaign to pay founder Mike Ashley a bonus – which finally succeeded on Wednesday,...

    20. July 2, 2014

      Mike Ashley bonus approved at Sports Direct meeting

      After two previous shareholder rebellions, Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley struck third-time lucky on Wednesday when...

    21. July 2, 2014

      Mike Ashley bonus railroaded round the City

      Third time lucky. Shareholders have finally agreed a bonus scheme for Mike Ashley, founder and executive deputy chairman of...

    22. June 30, 2014

      Tax windfall pushes Shire shares to top of FTSE 100

      Shares in Shire were at the top of a steady FTSE 100 on Monday after the drugmaker pledged to use receipts of a substantial...

    23. June 26, 2014

      JD Sports investors show displeasure at executive pay

      Shareholders in JD Sports marked their displeasure over executive pay at the retailer after its executive chairman’s pay...

    24. June 20, 2014

      ABI urges investors to reject Sports Direct bonus scheme

      The Association of British Insurers is publicly calling on investors to reject the latest bonus scheme proposed by Sports...

    25. June 20, 2014

      Debenhams to trial Sports Direct concessions

      Debenhams, the department store chain, said it would begin a trial selling Sports Direct goods in its stores as underlying...

    26. June 18, 2014

      Ashley follows Green into MySale online business

      Mike Ashley has muscled in alongside Sir Philip Green to become a shareholder of Australian online business MySale, picking...

    27. June 9, 2014

      Sports Direct: time to share

      If nothing else, you have to admire the perseverance. UK-based retailer Sports Direct is desperate to give a huge number of...

    28. FT Alphaville

      June 9, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Cardiff has a look at the global recovery for goods. David ponders the post...

    29. June 9, 2014

      Sports Direct lines up new bonus plan for Ashley and employees

      Sports Direct is risking another fight with the City after the sports retailer unveiled a new bonus plan for its founder...

    30. June 6, 2014

      World Cup fever afflicts brokers

      Ahead of the first matches in the World Cup next week, the financial services industry has been busy churning out lists of...

    31. June 5, 2014

      Viking raider is free to return to the high street

      Jón Ásgeir Jóhannesson was the Viking raider extraordinaire. An Icelander with long, shaggy hair, he snapped up scores of UK...

    32. June 4, 2014

      Bargain hunt advice boosts Sports Direct

      In a market devoid of inspiration, Sports Direct was among Wednesday’s biggest gainers after Exane BNP Paribas advised...

    33. May 14, 2014

      Mike Ashley limbers up for move on LA Fitness

      Mike Ashley, the billionaire controller of Sports Direct, is poised to move into the fitness business with plans to acquire...

    34. April 23, 2014

      Sports Direct considers fresh incentive scheme

      Mike Ashley, the controversial founder of Sports Direct, has thrown down the gauntlet to institutional investors, who...

    35. April 15, 2014

      Sanpower prepares to take House of Fraser into Asia

      Sanpower will pay £155m to take control of House of Fraser, the Chinese conglomerate said as it prepares to take the...

    36. April 14, 2014

      Sports Direct to sell online using credit

      Sports Direct, the sportswear retailer controlled by Mike Ashley, is poised to begin selling on credit via its website, as...

    37. April 14, 2014

      Bigger, better brands

      Lonsdale is not usually mentioned in the same breath as Gucci or Burberry. But a few years ago, Sports Direct’s best-known...

    38. April 14, 2014

      How Sports Direct won a place in the premier league of retail

      Sports Direct has no official outpost in Verbier. But most weeks in winter, Mike Ashley, the sporting goods retailer’s...

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