Cabot buys debt owed by consumers from banks at a discount and then seeks to collect the outstanding payments Matt Morton/PABritain’s largest debt collector could be worth a fraction of the £1 billion that its owners hope City fund managers will value the business at when it floats, critics have claimed.
Marks & Spencer claimed this morning that it was fixing the “immediate and burning issues” at the group as it reported another fall in half-year profits. The retailer said that its pre-tax profits had fallen by 5.3 per cent to £219.1 million on revenue that was up 2.6 per cent at just over £5.1 billion.
The chief executive of Tesco said he was “surprised” and “shocked” to be told only 19 days after starting his new job that the grocer had misstated its profit forecast by nearly £250 million. Dave Lewis told Southwark crown court yesterday that although he was aware before taking the top job that the retailer had a tense relationship with its suppliers and a weak balance sheet, he had received no hint that its reported figures may have been misstated.
Mike Ashley won’t be voting on Sports Direct paying his brother £11m and said: "I fully expect that independent shareholders will vote against this proposal due to the passage of time involved, although in my opinion, technically the money is owed and therefore should be paid”
Wow.Sports direct has called a meeting to ask shareholders to vote on paying his brother, John Ashley, £11m.SD says JA abstained from payment in past because of “Pr issues” But this is what he would have received if he was “treated equally” as other execs who helped build SD
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