IRELAND'S biggest seller of books, magazines and newspapers Eason is to relocate next year from its main store on Cork city's St Patrick's Street.
Wed, 08 Jan, 2020
Shares in Sports Direct International plunged after its auditor quit without a replacement, heightening corporate governance concerns at the retailer controlled by billionaire Mike Ashley.
Thu, 15 Aug, 2019
Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct International must hand over documents as part of a UK accounting regulator’s investigation into its 2016 financial results, a London judge has ruled. The retailer’s shares tumbled.
Wed, 12 Sep, 2018
Sports Direct International has said it will spend £10 million (€14m) increasing workers’ salaries as it seeks to end a dispute over its treatment of employees.
Fri, 01 Jan, 2016
Fri, 11 Dec, 2015
London’s Ftse 100 index was 2% higher yesterday after the unexpected Conservative election victory added over £40bn to market prices.
Sat, 09 May, 2015
British sporting goods retailer Sports Direct’s pre-tax profits increased by almost 10% to £160.6m (€203.6m) in the first half of the year, according to its latest set of accounts.
Fri, 12 Dec, 2014
Billionaire Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct International made a £43m (€55m) bet on a recovery in Tesco’s share price, days after the biggest UK grocer said it overstated its profit forecast.
Fri, 26 Sep, 2014
Tesco executives may be hauled before MPs to explain the supermarket giant’s “stratospheric” error over its inflated profits guidance.
Thu, 25 Sep, 2014
Sports Direct International, the UK’s biggest sporting-goods retailer, said investors approved a multi-million-pound bonus for billionaire founder Mike Ashley, succeeding in passing an award that was blocked twice before.
Thu, 03 Jul, 2014
Global stock markets powered ahead today on renewed hopes America's money-printing presses will continue to roll.
Thu, 18 Jul, 2013
Mike Ashley’s sportswear empire is expanding on two fronts in Europe after snapping up controlling stakes in a pair of retailers on the continent.
Wed, 29 May, 2013
Continuing talks over the US budget deficit sapped appetite for risk today as the FTSE 100 Index started the week on the back foot.
Mon, 17 Dec, 2012
JJB Sports will close its Irish stores and gyms tonight with the loss of 100 jobs.
Wed, 31 Oct, 2012
The retail sector was firmly in the spotlight on the London market today after a raft of weather-hit updates from leading high street chains.
Thu, 19 Jul, 2012
Strong corporate earnings figures in the US boosted markets today but the UK's slide back into recession left London's leading shares index with only lacklustre gains.
Wed, 25 Apr, 2012
The survival hopes of ailing sportswear chain JJB Sports were lifted today despite another batch of negative trading figures.
Mon, 20 Feb, 2012
A successful Spanish bond auction and strong German economic data eased fears over the eurozone crisis and drove world markets higher today.
Tue, 20 Dec, 2011
London’s leading shares index made cautious gains today despite ratings downgrades for six of the world’s largest banks.
Fri, 16 Dec, 2011
London’s blue chips recovered more ground as markets across Europe ended a volatile week on a rising note.
Fri, 12 Aug, 2011
FORMER finance minister Charlie McCreevy has been appointed to the board of online spread betting and share trading firm, Worldspreads as a non-executive director.
Fri, 03 Jun, 2011
Former finance minister Charlie McCreevy has joined the board of financial market trading company WorldSpreads.
Thu, 02 Jun, 2011
Kildare: Sports Direct International have appointed Charlie McCreevy, a former European Union commissioner and Minister for Finance, as a non-executive director.
Sat, 02 Apr, 2011
The FTSE 100 Index closed in the red for a second straight session today after a mixed report on the US jobs market.
Fri, 07 Jan, 2011
Cautious trading ahead of key US jobs data left the FTSE 100 Index in the red today as investors moved to lock-in recent gains.
Investors enjoyed a buoyant start to the year today after the FTSE 100 Index powered beyond the 6000 barrier and BP shares jumped 5%.
Tue, 04 Jan, 2011
The FTSE 100 Index finished slightly down today as speculation over a Chinese interest rate rise dented shares in miners.
Thu, 16 Dec, 2010
BP slid 2% today as investor fears over the cost of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill resurfaced in the wake of legal action by the US government.
Sportswear firms Sports Direct International and JJB Sports will not face charges following an investigation by the UK's Serious Fraud Office into allegations of cartel activity, it was disclosed today.
Tue, 19 Oct, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index just managed to keep its head above water today after spending much of the session in the red following mixed economic data from the US and concerns over European debt.
Tue, 28 Sep, 2010
Retailer Sports Direct International cheered more than 2,000 staff today as it said annual earnings of £160.4m (€191m) were enough to trigger the first stage of its bonus scheme.
Thu, 22 Jul, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index broke a three-day losing streak today despite another turbulent session for beleaguered oil giant BP.
Wed, 09 Jun, 2010
Shares in beleaguered oil giant BP slipped below the 400p level today during another see-saw session for London’s FTSE 100 Index.
The London market suffered more losses today as Greece’s debt turmoil and disappointment over earnings from mobile phone handset giant Nokia hit stocks worldwide.
Thu, 22 Apr, 2010
Greece’s debt turmoil and disappointment over earnings from mobile phone handset giant Nokia triggered a slump for world markets today.
The London market dived below the 5700 mark today as economic fears resurfaced on news that the Greek budget deficit was bigger than expected.
Sports Direct International today said robust trading over the Easter holiday had kept it on course to meet its recently improved profits target.
The London market made tentative gains today after European leaders said they stood “shoulder to shoulder” with debt-laden Greece but failed to outline a rescue plan.
Thu, 11 Feb, 2010
BT’s £9bn (€10.2bn) pensions black hole caused further anxiety for investors today after it revealed that the Pensions Regulator still had “substantial concerns” about the company’s plans for tackling the deficit.
London’s blue chip share index pushed into positive territory today after the Bank of England held steady on its monetary policy and financial firms climbed.
Thu, 10 Dec, 2009
Sports World owner Sports Direct International was on course to make payouts to thousands of UK staff today after raising profit forecasts for the second time this year.
Sportswear retailer JJB reported half-year losses of £42.9m (€47.5m) today as the company battled for survival in the first half of the year.
Thu, 24 Sep, 2009
JD Sports Fashion posted an 11% rise in profits today as it continued to show a clean pair of heels to troubled rivals in the sportswear sector.
Tue, 22 Sep, 2009
London's FTSE 100 Index touched the 5000 mark for the first time in almost a year today as investor confidence showed little sign of waning.
Wed, 09 Sep, 2009
Sports World owner Sports Direct International today raised its annual earnings forecast after enjoying a jump in sales during the summer.
Renewed hopes of a takeover for Friends Provident sent the insurer's shares soaring today, but part-nationalised banks suffered amid uncertainty over future prospects.
Mon, 10 Aug, 2009
The London market was given a late session boost from the US today, but the lift was not enough to save Royal Bank of Scotland from plunging into the red.
Fri, 07 Aug, 2009
JJB Sports chairman David Jones is expected to face a public grilling from business rival Mike Ashley over a controversial £1.5m (€1.7m) loan at the group’s annual general meeting today.
Fri, 24 Jul, 2009
Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct International today reported a 91% dive in profits after its “strategic stakes” in rival retailers were frozen.
Thu, 16 Jul, 2009
Newcastle were today still attempting to finalise a deal to secure Alan Shearer as their manager.
Fri, 29 May, 2009
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