TSB Banking Group surged 12 per cent on its first day of trading as Lloyds Banking Group sold a 35 per cent stake in the lender, more than initially planned. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

European stocks were little changed yesterday, paring gains in the final minutes of trading, amid increased merger and acquisition activity. The Stox(...)

Mike Ashley founded Sports Direct in 1982 and has built it into Britain’s biggest and most successful sports retailing chain. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

When you’re already one of Britain’s richest men, with an estimated fortune of almost £4 billion, what motivates you? In the case of Mike Ashley, the (...)

Britain’s Sports Direct has convened a shareholder meeting to try to win backing for a new bonus scheme that would reward the company’s founder Mike A(...)

European stocks rose, with the region’s benchmark index capping its longest streak of weekly gains since November, as data showed a drop in German bu(...)

It’s far from clear what Mike Ashley’s plans are for the 11 per cent stake he now owns in House of Fraser

What is Mike Ashley up to? First, in a move that caught the City on the hop, he gate-crashed the Chinese takeover of House of Fraser, snapping (...)

Investors continud to react positively to the announcement that Dragon Oil expects to drill 14-16 wells this year
Dragon Oil lifts Iseq index higher

European shares were little changed today, having retreated earlier in the day as steel pipe makers Tenaris and Vallourec slid 4.5 per cent aft(...)

 Mike Ashley: had his eye on taking a run at the Irish market for quite a while.

It seems billionaire Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, whose company is currently in the running to buy Elverys out of examinership, has secr(...)

Nama took the decision to seek the appointment of the examiner amid fears of a legal challenge to the so-called “pre-pack” receivership arranged to sell the business to management.

UK sport retailer Sports Direct has welcomed the news that a temporary examiner has been appointed to troubled chain Elverys Sports. The compan(...)

Mike Ashley let it be known that Sports Direct, the company he controls, had offered 25 per cent more for Elverys. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Mike Ashley, the billionaire owner of Newcastle United who is now circling Elverys Sports, obviously knows a thing or two about football.In the sport’(...)

A Sports Direct shop at the Speke Retail Park, Liverpool. The use of zero hours contracts has been growing in recent years but the numbers involved have been vastly underestimated. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Fiona WalshWHEN Sports Direct revealed last month that its store staff were to share £135 million in bonuses after a record year, the sportswear retai(...)