Carpetright is in talks about a potential sale to its biggest shareholder Meditor, as it finds ways to repay debt.
Meditor has offered to buy the carpet and DIY retailer to avoid the company collapsing due to debt.
Mike Ashley’s holding company has endured a full-year profit fall of almost 80 per cent, according to financial figures revealed today.
Mash Holdings, the company which controls Ashley’s stake in Sports Direct and Newcastle United, said profit before tax reached £20.9 million in the year ending April 2018.
Samsung Electronics has seen its operating profit divebomb 56 per cent year-on-year in its fourth quarterly drop in a row.
Its fourth quarter results spelled yet more trouble for the South Korean retailer, which has been hit hard by a sharp decrease in memory chip prices, which represent the majority of its income, this year.
Consumer confidence has dropped in the month of October as political and Brexit uncertainty continued to affect the high street.
Consumer confidence was down two points to -14 in October – when all five measures of sentiment decreased, according to the GfK Consumer Confidence Index.
“In the face of continued Brexit uncertainty, the overall index score fell this month,” GfK client strategy director Joe Staton said.
Apple’s share price has jumped three per cent today after it beat analyst expectations and posted record earnings per share for its fourth quarter.
In the three months to September 30, Apple saw its revenue jump two per cent year-on-year to $64 billion (£49.4 billion), despite iPhone and Mac sales continuing to decline.