Life is hard for retailers. But Sports Direct is in a crisis of Ashley’s own making

Government action is needed to preserve Britain’s high streets. But no law can protect a company from unrestrained ambitionEven by Mike Ashley’s standards, Sport’s Direct’s annual results statement on Friday was an extraordinary performance. The idiosy…

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As growth fizzles out, it’s as if the last 10 years never happened

Flaws in the global economy that led to the 2008 financial crisis were papered over rather than dealt withLast week marked the 10th anniversary of the London G20 summit, an event that took place at the low point in the deepest slump since the 1930s, ye…

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