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    1. FT Alphaville

      July 22, 2016

      FT Opening Quote: A bad week for Mike Ashley

      MPs lambast Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley, Heathrow’s Brexit boost and good news at Vodafone. FT Opening Quote is your...

    2. July 22, 2016

      MPs condemn Mike Ashley over ‘appalling’ working abuses

      MPs have lambasted Mike Ashley over labour abuses at Sports Direct, saying they found it “incredible” that the...

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    1. July 22, 2016

      Sports Direct: The price for Mike Ashley’s privacy

      Amputated fingers, fractured hands, public humiliations over the tannoy, contracts promised for sexual favours and jobs...

    2. July 22, 2016

      ‘Victorian workhouse conditions’ at Sports Direct warehouse

      When MPs asked Mike Ashley about a “six strike” rule that allows Sports Direct managers power to dismiss workers at...

    3. July 7, 2016

      Sports Direct shares see biggest rise since 2009

      Investors have rewarded Sports Direct’s “disappointing” results with its best day of trading in seven years, with...

    4. July 3, 2016

      Week Ahead Corporate Diary: July 4 - July 8

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

    5. July 1, 2016

      Mike Ashley closer to securing Findel board seat

      Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley has launched a second bid for board representation at Findel, the online and catalogue...

    6. Fast FT

      July 1, 2016

      Mike Ashley in bid to become Findel chairman

      Could Mike Ashley be about to increase his hold on Findel, the UK company that offers the unusual mix of home shopping...

    7. Fast FT

      June 29, 2016

      Opening Quote: Goldman Sachs, Dixons Carphone, Greene King

      Michael Sherwood of Goldman Sachs faces a grilling from MPs on BHS, Dixons Carphone profits are up 17 per cent, Bunzl’s...

    8. FT Alphaville

      June 29, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      Michael Sherwood of Goldman Sachs faces a grilling from MPs on BHS, house prices are up 5.1 per cent in June, says...

    9. June 16, 2016

      Board Briefing: Investor engagement should not be overlooked

      Research by Bank of America Merrill Lynch has shown that global fund managers are reducing their exposure to UK stocks...

    10. June 15, 2016

      Sir Philip Green gives robust defence of BHS ownership

      In a marathon parliamentary evidence session stretching nearly six hours on Wednesday, retail billionaire Sir Philip...

    11. Westminster Blog

      June 15, 2016

      BHS collapse: MPs question Sir Philip Green - as it happened

      This Live Blog session closed at 15:53 on 15 Jun 2016. Sir Philip Green faced MPs to give his account of what happened...

    12. June 13, 2016

      How to prepare for public hearings and advice for Philip Green

      A golden rule for executives at public hearings: never let yourself be pictured with a circus midget on your knee. That...

    13. June 12, 2016

      Ashley asks for fresh dialogue on BHS assets

      Retail tycoon Mike Ashley has opened a new front in the war of words surrounding the fate of BHS, claiming there is...

    14. 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....

    15. June 7, 2016

      Hard times for Ashley as MPs put 21st century capitalism on trial

      This was no less than a trial of early 21st century capitalism. The jury and prosecutors were the MPs of the business...

    16. 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,...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      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   ...

    18. 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....

    19. Fast FT

      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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. FT Alphaville

      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...

    23. 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...

    24. June 5, 2016

      Week Ahead Corporate Diary: June 6 - June 10

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

    25. 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’...

    26. 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...

    27. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      Goals Soccer Centres gets new boss

      There’s been a substitution at Goals Soccer Centres, which has appointed a new chief executive following a search that...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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