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 (...)

David Moyes: Disastrous reign at Manchester United. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Manchester United’s travails may be exercising fans but investors appear remarkably nonchalant – shares last week nearing all-time highs. This (...)

Royal Bank of Scotland stock fell as much as 8.2 per cent after chief executive officer Stephen Hester quit and the company started to cut 2,000 investment-banking jobs.

Royal Bank of Scotland stock fell as much as 8.2 per cent after chief executive officer Stephen Hester quit and the company started to cut 2,000 inves(...)