Greencore: Shares jumped in the  convenience foods group as Coltrane Asset Management  increased its stake. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Shares in convenience foods group Greencore have jumped up to 8 per cent in the past three days, after it emerged that New York activist hedge fund, C(...)

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley has expanded his empire with a flurry of deals, from House of Fraser and a disastrous investment in Debenhams to Evans Cycles, Sofa.com and Game Digital. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

It’s hard to shake off the feeling that Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct empire is finally careering out of control, derailed by a bewildering stream of il(...)

Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Debenhams, which operates 11 stores in the Republic, says its trading divisions, staff, suppliers and customers are unaffected for now after its lende(...)