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    1. July 16, 2015

      Sports Direct moves goals to benefit share scheme

      Sports Direct, the retailer controlled by Mike Ashley, has lowered an earnings target for a new employee and executive...

    2. June 25, 2015

      Debenhams’ sales fall flat as it changes its promotional push

      Debenhams’ underlying sales were flat over the past quarter as it was held back by fewer promotions. But the department...

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    1. June 4, 2015

      Sports Direct appoints insider for acting CFO role

      Sports Direct has ended a 17-month search for a chief financial officer, tapping an internal candidate from the UK...

    2. May 6, 2015

      Police visit Sports Direct HQ in Rangers probe

      Scottish police visited the headquarters of Sports Direct in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, on Tuesday as part of an...

    3. April 14, 2015

      Mike Ashley’s holding company doubles pre-tax profits

      Billionaire Mike Ashley made more than £500m last year as the sale of shares in Sports Direct more than doubled pre-tax...

    4. April 7, 2015

      Rangers shares cancelled after failure to find nomad

      Shares in Aim-quoted Rangers International Football Club were cancelled after it failed to find a nominated stock...

    5. March 25, 2015

      MPs question Sports Direct over collapse of USC chain

      Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct empire has been branded “a backstreet outfit” that withheld payments to suppliers and...

    6. March 6, 2015

      Mike Ashley suffers defeat in Rangers FC boardroom battle

      Retail billionaire Mike Ashley suffered a rare defeat on Friday as his allies on the board of Rangers Football Club...

    7. March 4, 2015

      Rangers shares suspended after nominated adviser quits

      Shares in Aim-quoted Rangers were suspended on Wednesday after WH Ireland quit as the football club’s nominated stock...

    8. March 3, 2015

      King claims victory in fight with Ashley to control Rangers

      Dave King, the South African businessman seeking to wrest control of Rangers Football Club from retail entrepreneur...

    9. March 2, 2015

      Rangers chairman resigns ahead of EGM

      The turmoil at Rangers deepened on Monday when David Somers resigned as chairman of the Scottish football club, four...

    10. February 20, 2015

      Rangers presses Dave King ahead of key vote

      The board of Rangers has revealed the pointed questions it will ask at a general meeting of Dave King, the shareholder...

    11. February 17, 2015

      London stocks hit by Greece woes

      London stocks made a weaker start on Tuesday as talks between Greece and the European Union broke down, creating a...

    12. February 6, 2015

      Dave King confident of plan to wrest control of Rangers

      The Rangers shareholder plotting a coup to wrest control of the beleaguered Scottish football club from retail...

    13. January 30, 2015

      Glasgow Rangers fans enter fight for control of football club

      Ibrox Stadium, home of Glasgow Rangers, was filled last Sunday with 41,000 fans. The occasion was a charity match to...

    14. January 27, 2015

      Mike Ashley tightens grip on Rangers with £10m loan

      Mike Ashley tightened his grip on Rangers after the cash-strained Scottish football club agreed to accept the Sport...

    15. January 21, 2015

      Mike Ashley cuts Sports Direct stake to 55%

      Shares in Sports Direct fell more than 6 per cent on Wednesday after founder Mike Ashley sold more than £100m worth of...

    16. January 21, 2015

      Ashley is better emulated for enterprise than his investments

      A great revelation strikes all stock market newbies: “Directors have inside info. I’ll buy and sell when they do and...

    17. January 19, 2015

      Power struggle deepens at Rangers football club

      The power struggle at Rangers has deepened after former director Dave King mounted a bid to remove four board members...

    18. January 12, 2015

      Rangers football club again spurns advances from Robert Sarver

      Rangers again spurned the advances of US businessman Robert Sarver, after concluding his plans were no more likely to...

    19. January 6, 2015

      Rangers rebuffs takeover approach from Robert Sarver

      Rangers’ board has rejected an £18m possible offer by American businessman Robert Sarver to take over the ailing...

    20. January 5, 2015

      US businessman Robert Sarver makes takeover approach for Rangers

      The battle for control of Scottish football club Rangers intensified as it confirmed that it had received an approach...

    21. December 26, 2014

      Low-cost gyms flex muscles and bulk up

      Been putting on the pounds this Christmas? At least in 2015 there are going to be plenty of new gyms to help you shed...

    22. December 22, 2014

      Rangers’ woes deepen as shareholders reject rights issue

      Rangers’ financial woes deepened when the board failed to persuade shareholders to back a rights issue, leaving it to...

    23. December 19, 2014

      Small-cap Week, December 20

      MySale was among the small-cap casualties this week: the “flash sale” fashion website delivered a profit warning just...

    24. December 19, 2014

      Rangers chooses Ashley ally Derek Llambias as new chief

      The Newcastle United owner and Rangers shareholder Mike Ashley brushed aside the threat of disciplinary action relating...

    25. December 15, 2014

      Mike Ashley faces SFA action over role at Rangers

      Mike Ashley’s grip on Rangers is under threat after Scottish football authorities filed a formal case against him for...

    26. December 15, 2014

      MySale hit by sell-off after profit warning

      Two of the UK’s best known billionaires have suffered millions in paper losses today as shares in discount fashion site...

    27. December 11, 2014

      Sports Direct shrugs off England team woes

      Sports Direct, the sportswear retailer owned by billionaire Mike Ashley, has reported a rise in half-year profits...

    28. December 10, 2014

      Third director quits Rangers board

      A third director has quit the board of Rangers, less than two weeks ahead of a crucial annual meeting when the...

    29. November 11, 2014

      Mike Ashley to ‘revolutionise’ fitness sector with cut-price gyms

      Mike Ashley promised to “revolutionise” the fitness industry by launching club membership of £5 a month at his new...

    30. November 6, 2014

      Mike Ashley sells £33m stake in Debenhams

      Sports Direct, the retailer controlled by Mike Ashley, has sold its £33m stake in Debenhams just over a month after...

    31. November 3, 2014

      Mike Ashley aide joins Rangers board

      Mike Ashley has placed long-time football aide Derek Llambias on to the Rangers board, the Sports Direct entrepreneur’s...

    32. October 27, 2014

      Ashley set to control destiny of Rangers

      Mike Ashley must have enjoyed his weekend. On Sunday, the Sports Direct entrepreneur was at White Hart Lane to witness...

    33. October 24, 2014

      Ashley tightens grip on Rangers football club

      Mike Ashley tightened his grip on Rangers after the resignation of the Scottish football club’s financial consultant,...

    34. October 23, 2014

      Debenhams suffers steep profit fall in difficult year

      Debenhams has reported a steep but expected decline in full-year profits, capping a difficult year for the department...

    35. October 12, 2014

      Rangers and Daniel Stewart show risks of junior market

      It is hard to know which company is closer to omnishambles – Rangers International Football Club or Daniel Stewart...

    36. October 8, 2014

      Mike Ashley calls for removal of Rangers directors

      Mike Ashley has called for the two most senior executives of Rangers International Football Club to be removed as...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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