boohoo Group PLC - Manchester-based online fashion retailer - Frasers Group PLC raises its share holding in boohoo to 21.5% as of Wednesday from 17.2%. Frasers is the Shirebrook, England-based owner of the House of Fraser, Sports Direct and Flannels retail chains. Its holding in its smaller peer first passed the disclosure threshold of 5% in June last year, and it has increased this steadily since. Frasers, founded and still controlled by Mike Ashley, also has stakes in retailers AO World PLC at 23.1%, Asos PLC at 25.0%, and Currys PLC at 11.2%.

Current boohoo stock price: 34.12 pence

12-month change: down 28%

By Tom Waite, Alliance News editor

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