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    1. May 26, 2016

      Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley warned by senior MP

      Mike Ashley risks “lengthy and public” contempt hearings in Parliament if he fails to turn up to answer MPs’ questions...

    2. May 23, 2016

      BHS leaves Goldman Sachs with sucker scars

      Goldman Sachs was once unkindly described as a “vampire squid wrapped round the face of humanity”. In its engagement...

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    1. May 23, 2016

      Sports Direct loses house broker support

      Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct was a FTSE 100 faller on Monday after losing the support of its joint house broker. Goldman...

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      May 18, 2016

      Rangers looks to end retail deal with Mike Ashley

      The Rangers is pulling the plug on a clothing joint venture with retail tycoon Mike Ashley, who has a shareholding of...

    3. May 18, 2016

      Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley outbid on BHS

      Sportswear tycoon Mike Ashley was on the defensive in the battle for BHS on Wednesday after a rival retailer made a...

    4. May 17, 2016

      CMA: banking’s impotent watchmeerkat

      Is there any point to the Competition and Markets Authority? The regulator has once again been reduced to proposing...

    5. May 17, 2016

      MPs dismiss Sports Direct factory invitation

      Mike Ashley has agreed to answer MPs’ questions about pay and working conditions at his Sports Direct chain, ending...

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      May 17, 2016

      Mike Ashley agrees to face MPs... with a condition

      Mike Ashley has agreed to answer MPs’ questions about pay and working practices at his Sports Direct empire, ending...

    7. May 10, 2016

      BHS administrators receive ‘multiple offers’ for business

      Administrators for BHS have received several offers for all or part of the failed department store chain, raising hopes...

    8. May 10, 2016

      Should grandstanding MPs be allowed to force people to appear?

      Calls for a new law to criminalise those who refuse to appear before MPs will have been boosted by the revelation on...

    9. May 1, 2016

      MP calls on Sir Philip Green to ‘respond promptly’ over BHS

      The chairman of a parliamentary committee looking into the collapse of BHS has called on Sir Philip Green to “respond...

    10. April 25, 2016

      BHS collapse sparks pensions probe

      The UK pensions regulator is investigating events around the collapse of BHS after the retail chain fell into...

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      April 25, 2016

      BHS confirms administration

      BHS, the UK department store chain that started out in in 1928 in Brixton, south London, has been put into...

    12. April 24, 2016

      UK profit warnings at highest level since crisis

      Corporate profit warnings are running at their highest rate since the financial crisis as UK companies struggle to...

    13. April 24, 2016

      BHS in last-ditch talks to avert collapse and save 11,000 jobs

      BHS has held last-ditch talks over the weekend in search of a rescue package to prevent the ailing British clothing...

    14. April 17, 2016

      Sports Direct’s Ashley goes upmarket

      Until now, a fashion store chain frequented by football stars such as Wayne Rooney has ranked among Mike Ashley’s more...

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      April 12, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      PageGroup sees temp hiring on the rise, Asos profits are up 18 per cent, Costa has a new barista-in-chief. FT Opening...

    16. April 1, 2016

      Mike Ashley ordered to hand over private texts in £14m lawsuit

      Mike Ashley has been ordered to hand over private text messages to lawyers acting for a former adviser who is suing him...

    17. March 29, 2016

      Sports Direct raises Findel stake to near 30%

      Sports Direct has nearly doubled its stake in Findel, reopening the battle for control of the online and catalogue...

    18. Fast FT

      March 29, 2016

      Sports Direct raises stake in Findel

      Billionaire Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has gone shopping for a bigger stake in UK retailer Findel. Mr Ashley’s...

    19. March 23, 2016

      Sports Direct should go private if it cannot tolerate discipline

      Maverick bosses are guests on the stock market. Guests, like fish, always stink after a while. The point is illustrated...

    20. March 23, 2016

      Sports Direct runs into a wall of gloom

      Sports Direct has been forced to make clear that its founder Mike Ashley was not issuing a profit warning when he told...

    21. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      Sports Direct shares slide further

      Another bad day on the stock market for Sports Direct. Shares in Sports Direct are falling again on Wednesday, after...

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      March 23, 2016

      Markets Live: Wednesday, 23rd March, 2016

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:05 on 23 Mar 2016. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce Elder...

    23. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      Opening Quote: Candour from Sports Direct; Cheltenham rumbles bookies

      Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley may have been a little too direct with the media, William Hill is licking its wounds after...

    24. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      Sports Direct says earnings to be at bottom of range

      Sports Direct has issued a clarification that its earnings for the full year to April will be at the bottom of its...

    25. March 22, 2016

      Sports Direct team risks own goal with PR strategy

      Talk to people who know Sports Direct’s founder Mike Ashley and at some point they will say: “I quite like him.” This...

    26. March 22, 2016

      Sports Direct shares tumble 10% on trading fears

      Sports Direct’s share price fell more than 10 per cent on Tuesday after investors reacted to comments made by founder...

    27. Fast FT

      March 22, 2016

      Sports Direct shares stumble after Ashley's comments

      Shares in Sports Direct, the discount sports retailer founded by billionaire Mike Ashley, have dropped in early trading...

    28. Fast FT

      March 2, 2016

      Sports Direct out of FTSE 100, Morrisons in

      Sports Direct, the discount sports retailer founded by billionaire Mike Ashley, Aberdeen Asset Management and Smiths...

    29. Fast FT

      February 29, 2016

      Aberdeen, Sports Direct, face possible demotion to FTSE 250

      The forthcoming rejig of the FTSE 100 index could be set to claim some well-known names, with Aberdeen Asset Management...

    30. February 29, 2016

      Sports Direct investors kick out at Mike Ashley

      Mike Ashley, billionaire founder of Sports Direct, is facing fresh calls from investors to shake up the company’s board...

    31. Fast FT

      February 22, 2016

      Primark-owner ABF boosted by weak sterling

      Associated British Foods, which owns an eclectic range of consumer businesses from discount clothes-seller Primark to...

    32. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Findel wallowing at 4-month low after profit warning

      Shares in UK home shopping group Findel – in which Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct last year built up a sizeable stake –...

    33. January 22, 2016

      Sports Direct bounces after upgrade

      Sports Direct led the rebound on Friday as the FTSE 100 closed out its first positive week of 2016. Having nearly...

    34. Fast FT

      January 22, 2016

      Peak stuff? UK retail sales drop in December

      UK retail sales were very disappointing in December, contracting significantly from the previous month as unseasonably...

    35. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      Flash sales site MySale ekes out first half profit

      MySale, the online retail group that specialises in “flash” sales offering products at bargain prices, has had a better...

    36. January 14, 2016

      Sports Direct / JD Sports: tracksuit trackers

      Last January, a share in Sports Direct, which sells tracksuits and trainers in the UK, was worth one and a half shares...

    37. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      JD Shares leap 7.5% after lifting profit forecasts

      Shares in JD Sports have high-jumped as much as 7.5 per cent this morning to £11.22 after the sports fashion retailer...

    38. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      JD Sports jogs on with strong sales and forecast upgrade

      JD Sports is showing no signs of letting up as it maintained its strong sales growth over the Christmas period and said...

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