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'Modest Rog' a maroon marvel

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Colin Kruger, CBD Bank of Queensland's new chairman, Roger Davis, obviously knew which credentials to present when he chaired his first AGM in Brissie on Wednesday.

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Woolies boss served disloyalty

Colin Kruger, CBD Woolies' new chairman, Ralph Waters, was not letting the anarchy of its AGM distract him from the big issues worrying investors on Tuesday.

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Gina Rinehart launches National Mining and Related Industries Day

Colin Kruger, CBD Gina Rinehart launches November 22 as the inaugural National Mining and Related Industries Day

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Putting free into freelance

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CBD At Eric Beecher's Private Media it seems to be a case of 'all the news that's free to print' as freelance journalists go unpaid.

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Sunland back for another bite

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CBD Gold Coast developer Sunland was back in court again on Monday.

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Putting it all on the (NBN) line

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CBD Until March, he was in charge of overseeing Stephen 'Red Underpants' Conroy's $27 billion National Broadband Network, but it has taken until now for Harrison Young to start enjoying one of the...

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Rumsfeld knows a thing about risk

CBD Would one of the main architects of the Iraq war have been better off monitoring the financial system?

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Luke's luck takes a Raine check

CBD It involved legal shootouts, media cannonfire and plenty of hurt feelings, but one of the wild west's most colourful sagas looks close to an end after KordaMentha flogged off Luke Saraceni's Raine...

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Downgraded but not downcast

CBD When is a downgrade not a downgrade? When it's a ''solid result in line with market expectations'', of course.

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Sober speech to the stockbrokers

CBD At the Stockbrokers Association of Australia annual conference, in Sydney, on Thursday, chairman of the corporate watchdog, Greg Medcraft, delivered a sterling speech that had the whole crowd...

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All is tweet in News carve-up

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CBD Even the Twitter accounts are being carved up as the sundering of News Corporation into two separate but unequal parts rolls on.

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Little threat to Nostradamus

CBD It was Anzac Day on Thursday, and CBD paused to remember some of the business types who have sacrificed not their lives, but a fragment of their credibility by making predictions that turned out all...

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Little threat to Nostradamus

CBD CBD pauses to remember those who sacrificed a fragment of their credibility by making predictions that turned out wrong.

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Diamond cuts a puzzling deal

CBD Mining veteran Joe Gutnick is in danger of losing his ''Diamond Joe'' nickname after all but selling out from Merlin Diamonds.

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Business subtly courts new PM

CBD Sophie Mirabella pumps out a cheeky press release to frighten the BCA back towards its usual position atop the fence, writes Ben Butler in CBD.

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Hegarty flaunts a shirt in Jakarta

CBD This week's turbulence in the precious metals sector didn't seem to worry Tigers Realm and G-Resources supremo Owen Hegarty too much, judging by the flamboyant batik shirt he wore as headline act at...

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Direct line to the pilot

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CBD When Qantas dishes out some end-of-year gongs for customer service, CBD reckons one particular pilot deserves a medal - to add to an already impressive trophy cabinet.

IPA dinner auction - for the record

CBD News Ltd blogger Andrew Bolt has made several inaccurate statements regarding the CBD columns written by Ben Butler and published in BusinessDay.

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Cash figures take gloss off Shine

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CBD The only Australian law firm to be endorsed by Erin Brockovich, is reaping millions - so why has only a few thousand dollars in cash come through the doors?

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Thursby trades Asia for Mideast

CBD The twin lures of sand and skyscrapers have again proved too much for an Australian banking executive, with ANZ's Alex Thursby the latest to fall under the Middle East's spell.