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    1. 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 –...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      Debenhams shares jump 17.3% after decent festive trade

      Shares in Debenhams have surged 17.3 per cent this morning after the department store chain bucked a trend of weak...

    7. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      Decent festive season for Debenhams

      Debenhams enjoyed a healthy Christmas trading period, topping analyst forecasts with decent sales growth after a...

    8. FT Alphaville

      January 8, 2016

      What's the point of Sports Direct's profit warning?

      There’s something a bit funny about today’s profit alert from Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct International. Here it is in...

    9. Fast FT

      January 8, 2016

      Sports Direct down 13% after brief suspension

      Splat. Shares in Sports Direct have extended losses, now standing some 13 per cent lower on the day, having earlier...

    10. January 8, 2016

      Sports Direct issues profit warning after poor Christmas sales

      Sports Direct has warned that annual profits will be up to £40m lower than expected because of fierce high street...

    11. Fast FT

      January 8, 2016

      Sports Direct shares toppled by profit warning

      Shares in Sports Direct have taken a sharp downward turn after the UK sportswear retailer issued a surprise profit...

    12. Fast FT

      January 8, 2016

      Sports Direct warns on profits

      It has not been a good couple of months for UK sportswear retailer Sports Direct. The group, in which founder Mike...

    13. January 4, 2016

      Investment advisers prepare to return to the fray

      Under pressure for mis-selling, retail banks have pivoted through 180 degrees in their willingness to provide advice....

    14. January 4, 2016

      Sports Direct discloses reward for contractor with family links

      Sports Direct has disclosed that the boyfriend of founder Mike Ashley’s daughter could receive millions of pounds for...

    15. FT Alphaville

      January 4, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      A New Year sell-off in China, a clarification from Sports Direct in the UK, a New Year robot resolution in the US. FT...

    16. Fast FT

      January 4, 2016

      Sports Direct casts light on family ties

      Sports Direct has moved to clarify the role of Michael Murray, the 26-year-old boyfriend of CEO Mike Ashley’s daughter,...

    17. December 31, 2015

      Sports Direct to pay above minimum wage after storm of criticism

      Mike Ashley has bowed to criticism of employment practices at his Sports Direct retail chain, promising that all of its...

    18. December 27, 2015

      New year, old dilemma for Mike Ashley

      The New Year is traditionally a time for self examination. For Mike Ashley, introspection will go beyond setting new...

    19. December 18, 2015

      Sports Direct orders internal probe into work conditions and pay

      Sports Direct has ordered a review into working conditions of its warehouse staff after it was accused of paying...

    20. Fast FT

      December 18, 2015

      Sports Direct: employment criticisms 'unfounded'

      UK sportswear retailer Sports Direct has issued a robust and lengthy defence on its employment practices in the wake of...

    21. December 14, 2015

      Sports Direct working conditions come under fire from MPs

      Sports Direct, the UK retailer, has been given a mauling in the House of Commons over its working conditions, with one...

    22. December 10, 2015

      BAT slips after fresh twist in bid talk

      A broker downgrade and fresh twist to long-running bid talk put British American Tobacco among the fallers on Thursday....

    23. December 10, 2015

      Sports Direct: selling cheaper

      Successful sports teams thrive on an “aura of invincibility”. The team’s own weaknesses seem not to matter while...

    24. Fast FT

      December 10, 2015

      Sports Direct shares plunge 12%; worst day in 2.5 years

      Sports Direct shares are having their worst day in two-and-a-half years, after first half profits disappointed. It’s...

    25. December 10, 2015

      Sports Direct shares fall after missing profit expectations

      Shares in Sports Direct fell 10 per cent as a slowdown in growth caused profits to miss expectations at the retailer...

    26. December 10, 2015

      Sports Direct shares slide after profits miss expectations

      Shares in Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct dropped by 7.3 per cent after the retailer fell short of profit expectations....

    27. FT Alphaville

      December 10, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Glencore cuts debt target by another $3bn

      Glencore’s Mr Glasenberg has got the message on debt reduction, Sports Direct’s sales are flat, the Bank of England is...

    28. December 10, 2015

      Opening Quote: Glencore gets the memo; BoE; Sports Direct

      Glencore’s Mr Glasenberg has got the message on debt reduction, Sports Direct’s sales are flat, the Bank of England is...

    29. December 10, 2015

      Sports Direct profits rise 25% amid CEO probe

      Profits at Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct rose by a quarter in the last six months, despite last year’s figures being...

    30. October 22, 2015

      Debenhams reports rise in profits as boss says he is to step down

      Debenhams, the UK department store chain under fire from activist investors, is to part company with its chief...

    31. October 16, 2015

      Rain or shine time for Debenhams chiefs

      The top management of Debenhams faces a crucial test next week, when the department store chain unveils its annual...

    32. October 9, 2015

      Sports Direct CEO faces criminal charges over USC collapse

      Shares in Sports Direct fell almost 7 per cent on Friday after it emerged that Dave Forsey, chief executive of the FTSE...

    33. October 7, 2015

      Sports Direct snaps up Irish chain Heatons in €48m deal

      Sports Direct, the sports goods retailer controlled by the Newcastle United football club owner Mike Ashley, has taken...

    34. October 2, 2015

      Small-cap Week, October 3

      Findel was among the week’s biggest small-cap gainers after on news that Sports Direct had bought a 18.9 per cent stake...

    35. September 29, 2015

      Sports Direct bags stake in home shopping group Findel

      Sports Direct, the sports goods retailer controlled by Mike Ashley, has spent about £35m taking an 18.9 per cent stake...

    36. September 21, 2015

      Cenkos sounds out investors on Debenhams’ coup

      Cenkos, the City broker, has sounded out at least two potential candidates to replace Michael Sharp as chief executive...

    37. September 11, 2015

      Olympian-sized HS2 budget flexes muscles

      Builder’s estimate noun: A sum of money approximately half the final cost. Official estimate noun: A sum of money that...

    38. September 9, 2015

      Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley re-elected despite investor protest

      Sports Direct’s shareholders have staged protests against founder Mike Ashley and the group’s chairman as they showed...

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