The Sports Direct tycoon is well known for keeping rivals guessing. Simon Neville attempts to unravel his stakebuilding plan for Debenhams
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Saturday 01 December 2012
A lull in sporting events after the Olympic Games saw gamblers' wagers fall by nearly £100m in the three months to October at the takeover target Sportingbet, the online betting company which owns Paradise Poker.
Tuesday 20 November 2012
At some level a man who can gamble away $2bn – at one point his losses were closer to $12bn – must be an interesting and clever man.
Saturday 20 October 2012
The bookmaker William Hill wants to buy out its partner Playtech from William Hill Online in a deal that could cost it upwards of £350m.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
William Hill is set to get one over on its rival Ladbrokes by securing the £530m takeover of Sportingbet.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
It's the great countryside controversy of the day. NFU president Peter Kendall and TV naturalist Chris Packham argue for and against the cull
Wednesday 03 October 2012
The organisers of rival motorcycling race series MotoGP and World Superbikes have agreed to bring their interests together for the first time.
Saturday 18 August 2012
Fears of an anthrax outbreak were growing last night after a drug user died from injecting contaminated heroin. The source has yet to be identified but it is suspected the death in Blackpool and an anthrax infection in Scotland in July may be linked to six other cases in Europe since June.
Thursday 09 August 2012
Any gambler 'going short' of the number of gold medals Australia might win in the Olympics is looking good. Until Monday when Sally Pearson, pictured, romped home in the 100m hurdles, one wag noted, it was hard to be certain that Australia hadn't boycotted the Games altogether.
Friday 27 July 2012
Six men were jailed for between 18 months and three-and-a-half years today for their part in an insider dealing ring at major investment banks, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) said.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Six men were facing jail terms yesterday after being found guilty of insider dealing in a ring where employees in the print rooms at UBS and JP Morgan passed on secret takeover deal documents to their trader friends.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Six men were facing jail terms yesterday after being found guilty by a jury of insider dealing in a ring where employees in the print rooms at UBS and JP Morgan passed on secret takeover deal documents to their trader friends.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
The spread-betting giant IG Group saw revenues in the year to May jump 17 per cent to £367m.
Friday 15 June 2012
City investors might be sitting on their hands, too afraid to dip into markets that are fractious and tough to call.
Friday 15 June 2012
Outlook The spread betting sector has still yet to firmly shake off the idea that somehow it is up to no good. In some minds, just the words "betting" and "tax free" conjure up dark images. Playboys on speed boats, perhaps, slicing through Geneva waters while Granny Smith loses her savings on punts she does not understand.
Monday 04 June 2012
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Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
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