Steinhoff International, the South African retailer, has warned that accounting irregularities began at least a year earlier than previously acknowledged. The company may be forced to restate its results for years before 2015.
This is an experimental feature. Give us your feedback. Thank you for your feedback. British shoppers have been among the early casualties of the fall in the value of the pound that followed last year’s Brexit vote. Prices have been rising steadily since then and consumer spending has fallen in four of the past five months, according to an analysis of Visa card payment records, the first sustained decline since the financial crisis.
Sports Direct spent £317m on a portfolio of freehold property last year, nearly doubling its net debt even as profits slumped and executives worked to replace a £788m bank facility that is due to expire in just over a year. Unveiling a 59 per cent fall in underlying profit before tax to £113.7m, the company said it had appointed a permanent chief financial officer, naming Jon Kempster to a role that had been vacant since 2013.
Sports Direct says Mike Ashley's brother John was deprived of millions of pounds in an effort to avoid any appearance of impropriety.
It now regards that effort as overdone, and Mike wants shareholders to write John an £11m cheque to make up for it.
@FT Sports Direct says Mike Ashley's brother John was deprived of millions of pounds in an effort to avoid any appearance of impropriety, which it now regards as overdone.
Mike wants shareholders to pay John £11m to make up for it.
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