James Keany of CBRE and Eleanor Dalley, general manager of House of Fraser’s Oxford Street store, following the announcement that CBRE had agreed terms for the retailer to remain in the flagship London store. Photograph: CBRE/PA

Employees at House of Fraser’s Oxford Street store were celebrating on Tuesday as new owner Sports Direct revealed a reprieve for the flagship London (...)

 The beleaguered retailer has apologised to customers after cancelling all orders placed online. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

House of Fraser’s financial position “deteriorated significantly” in the year before the British retail chain went into administration and was bought (...)

Mike Ashley, founder of Sports Direct. An investigation found he was running the company like a “Victorian workhouse”.  Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

House of Fraser is no Brown Thomas, Selfridges or Saks Fifth Avenue. The retail outlet is middle of the range, appealing neither to the higher-end con(...)

A €79m Chinese deal to save House of Fraser fell through this week. Photograph: PA Wire

For retail entrepreneur Mike Ashley, British department store chains are like the buses outside their Oxford Street flagships. You wait for ages, and (...)

House of Fraser employs about 5,000 staff. Photograph: PA Wire

House of Fraser is fighting for its survival after the Hong Kong-listed company that also owns toy shop Hamleys abandoned plans to rescue one of the U(...)

The embattled House of Fraser department store has appointed KPMG to advise on a restructuring plan for the business. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Embattled department store House of Fraser has appointed KPMG to advise on a restructuring plan for the business which could involve store closures an(...)

Sanpower chairman Yuan Yafei said he would open a flagship “Oriental Fraser” store in Nanjing next year, four franchise stores in Russia and two in Abu Dhabi over the next two to three years. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Sanpower chairman Yuan Yafei plans to bring House of Fraser to Russia and the Middle East following his company’s takeover of the UK department store (...)

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 (...)

Gerry Gannon:  returning to build new homes for the first time since the market crashed in 2008.

Three of Ireland’s biggest Celtic Tiger-era property developers are returning to build new homes for the first time since the market crashed in(...)

Sanpower has signed an agreement to buy 89 per cent of House of Fraser

House of Fraser is moving into Chinese hands in a deal that values the 165-year-old British department store chain at about £450 million (€544 (...)

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