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The Republic’s sole House of Fraser shop appears safe from the threat of closure hanging over some of the chain’s British branches. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

The Republic’s sole House of Fraser outlet appears safe from the threat of closure hanging over some of the chain’s British branches. British busines(...)

Sports Direct may shutter House of Fraser after Christmas according to reports, after chief executive Mike Ashley said his company made a mistake in acquiring the retail business. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP / Getty Images

Almost all House of Fraser stores are expected to shut after Christmas as Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley goes cold on the idea of reviving the troubl(...)

Debenhams has been hit by a sharp slowdown in sales, high rents and ballooning debt, plus a power struggle with Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct. Photograph: Reuters

British department store group Debenhams said on Thursday that its company voluntary arrangement (CVA) will go ahead as planned after a court rejected(...)

 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(...)

Mike Ashley: still a billionaire, but not quite such a wealthy one. Photograph: Reuters

Billionaire Mike Ashley failed to appoint an auditor in time for Sports Direct’s annual general meeting on Wednesday, throwing the UK retailer deeper (...)

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(...)

  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores the winning goal for Arsenal past Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka during the Premier League match  at St James’ Park. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Newcastle 0 Arsenal 1 A little bit of a boycott and an awful lot of rain ensured that Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United reign began in downbeat mode as (...)

John Flint: ‘The understated Flint had become increasingly isolated in recent months.’ Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau, Getty

The humiliation of being sacked as chief executive of HSBC after less than 18 months in the role must be acute for John Flint, who has spent his entir(...)

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