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Grant Thornton has parted ways with a dozen UK partners in a restructuring designed to reverse a five-year financial decline.

Grant Thornton has parted ways with a dozen UK partners in a restructuring designed to reverse a five-year financial decline. The accounting firm inf(...)

 Mike Ashley: Almost a third of Sports Direct’s independent shareholders voting against the controversial billionaire’s re-election as director. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The last decade has been lousy for value stocks. The easiest way to make money has been to bet on momentum – to buy rising stocks and sell losing stoc(...)

Lloyds was hit by up to 800,000 requests for information a week in the final month for claims. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

António Horta-Osório stunned the City eight years ago when he broke ranks with rival banks and decided Lloyds would settle claims for mis-sold payment(...)

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley is funding a legal challenge to a deal which rescued Debenhams from administration in order to “eliminate a competitor”, the troubled retailer has told the British high court. Photograph:  Simon Dawson/Reuters

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley is funding a legal challenge to a deal which rescued Debenhams from administration in order to “eliminate a competitor”(...)

 Mike Ashley, founder and majority shareholder of Sports Direct, who is once again under fire from shareholder advisory groups ahead of the company’s AGM next month. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Sports Direct is facing an investor revolt against its board at its annual general meeting in September as the retailer fights to avoid becoming the f(...)

For the year to the end of January, Jack Wills made an operating loss of £14.23 million

Sports Direct has won the bidding war for Jack Wills, adding yet another brand to Mike Ashley’s high street empire. Advisers at KPMG said Jack Wills(...)

The firm made the decision to resign after Sports Direct informed it of the tax bill just hours before Grant Thornton was due to sign off on the company’s annual results

Grant Thornton, the auditor of Sports Direct International, has told UK regulators it intends to quit its role following concerns over the disclosure(...)

Sports Direct chief executive Mike Ashley: delay in publishing results is latest in long list of missteps that have severely tested the retailer’s relationship with investors. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Sports Direct, the British sporting goods retailer controlled by Mike Ashley, said it may have erred in buying House of Fraser last year after problem(...)

Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Sports Direct, the sporting goods retailer controlled by Mike Ashley, tested investors patience on Friday, issuing three statements saying it was stil(...)

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(...)

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