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      June 24, 2016

      Sports Direct warns investors about Brexit FX hit

      The uncertainty that the leave result brings may mean that consumer spending is tempered in the short term. This...

    2. June 16, 2016

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    7. June 12, 2016

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    8. June 8, 2016

      Sports Direct’s low prices may have a high cost

      If the British vote to leave the EU in two weeks’ time, it will partly be due to Mike Ashley and what he represents....

    9. June 7, 2016

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    10. June 7, 2016

      Mike Ashley admits Sports Direct under HMRC investigation

      Mike Ashley, the controversial billionaire under fire for mistreating employees of his Sports Direct retail empire,...

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      June 7, 2016

      Mike Ashley leaves Portcullis House

      Mike Ashley, owner of Sports Direct leaves Portcullis House after giving evidence to a parliamentary select committee   ...

    12. June 7, 2016

      Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley: From Stalin to David Brent

      The MPs had been told that the Sports Direct warehouse was a gulag. Now they appeared to be on the hunt for Stalin....

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      June 7, 2016

      Sports Direct 'stopped employees from taking water breaks'

      Speaking at parliamentary committee, Jennifer Hardy, finance director of Transline employment agency, has refused to...

    14. Fast FT

      June 7, 2016

      Sports Direct employee gave birth on toilet

      A Sports Direct employee gave birth in the toilet through fear of disciplinary action if she missed work, according to...

    15. June 6, 2016

      Sports Direct chief to forgo multimillion-pound share award

      Sports Direct’s chief executive will forgo a multimillion-pound share award, his billionaire boss Mike Ashley has...

    16. Fast FT

      June 6, 2016

      Opening Quote: Mike Ashley; Janet Yellen; lobsters

      Mike Ashley faces Sports Direct questions from MPs on Tuesday, Janet Yellen makes a speech this evening, lobsters are...

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      June 6, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      Mike Ashley faces Sports Direct questions from MPs on Tuesday, Janet Yellen makes a speech this evening, lobsters are...

    18. June 5, 2016

      Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley to face MPs

      Mike Ashley, the billionaire founder of Sports Direct, has backed down in a stand-off against parliament and agreed to...

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    20. June 3, 2016

      Mike Ashley refuses again to face MPs on Sports Direct

      Mike Ashley, the billionaire founder of Sports Direct, has again refused to attend parliament next week to answer MPs’...

    21. June 3, 2016

      BHS: winners and losers

      Few events elicit nostalgia from Britain’s chattering classes like the decline of high-street chains they never...

    22. June 1, 2016

      Mike Ashley calls on employment agencies to face MPs questions

      Mike Ashley, the billionaire founder of Sports Direct, has urged two employment agencies to answer MPs’ questions about...

    23. May 31, 2016

      RIT may be too short in character to be Alliance’s partner

      “Problems have a habit of creating opportunities,” said Jacob, fourth baron Rothschild and chairman of RIT Capital...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. Fast FT

      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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. Fast FT

      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...

    32. 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...

    33. May 10, 2016

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

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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