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Sports Direct shares plunge as sales growth stalls

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  1. Lily

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    Aug 29, 2015
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    More than £500m wiped off retailer’s value despite profits rising 25% as investor warns corporate governance concerns could drive share price down further

    More than £500m has been wiped off the stock market value of Sports Direct, the retail chain controlled by the billionaire Mike Ashley, as its shares fell by 13% despite a big increase in profits.

    Results from the group, whose profits rose by 25%, came amid mounting criticism after an investigation by the Guardian revealed that temporary workers at Sports Direct are receiving effective hourly rates of pay below the minimum wage.

    Related: Revealed: how Sports Direct effectively pays below minimum wage

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