Email Colin or contact him on Twitter

Uber rant from Cabcharge's new chairman

CBD - Colin Kruger - dinkus Dinkus

CBD Cabcharge AGM's have always had the atmosphere of a taxi ride, and this time its debutant chairman, Russell Balding, completed the experience by providing the shock jock rantings.

ICAC star still has a home at Guildford Coal

CBD - Colin Kruger - dinkus

CBD Everything old is new again at Guildford Coal. Including some very familiar names showing up on its board.


Harvey Norman CEO Katie Page 'a bargain' at $2.07m

Harvey Norman CEO Katie Page.

CBD Retail billionaire Gerry Harvey had better be on his game on Tuesday when he fronts Harvey Norman investors and asks them to pay 50 per cent more for last year's model.

BHP chairman Jac Nasser and his green talk offers no cover for PM Tony Abbott

CBD - Colin Kruger - dinkus

CBD Even an old fossil like BHP Billiton won't give Prime Minister Tony Abbott any cover on climate change.

No cuts, just savings at ABC and SBS says the 'Minister for mirth' Malcolm Turnbull

Kolin Kruger - CBD dink

CBD The minister for mirth, Malcolm Turnbull, was slaying them – along with the budgets of ABC and SBS – at his comedy routine also known as The Future of our Public Broadcasters.

Sniffer dogs ate Kathmandu's homework


CBD If you are an Aussie investor in Kathmandu and haven't received your notice of AGM in the post, the outdoorwear retailer has the perfect excuse.

CBD: Another superyacht in the Lowy armada

CBD - Colin Kruger - dinkus Dinkus

CBD When Westfield’s founding family, led by Frank Lowy, want to escape the worries of their property empire - and in Frank’s case the unmistakable whiff of eau de FIFA - they like to hit the...

Woolies boss Grant O'Brien is not getting fresh with Facebook

cbd grant o'brien

CBD Woolies checkout chief Grant O'Brien doesn't actually want to shut down the internet like some other retailers - just Facebook.


Savouring the perks in the works

Blank CBD dink

CBD Running an arm of the Kerry Stokes empire may not be for the faint-hearted, but at least Don Voelte, the former Woodside boss now in the hot seat running the show at Seven Group, has made a...

Move over Miranda Kerr and John Alexander, James Packer has a new interest

CBD - Colin Kruger - dinkus Dinkus

CBD And we thought James Packer's love life was complicated.


Iain Nairn ensures no Grinch is in store for David Jones shoppers this Christmas

Kolin Kruger - CBD dink

CBD The new South African owners of David Jones didn't shoot the piano man at its flagship Sydney store when they took over the joint, but CBD was alarmed by rumours they were out to spoil Christmas.

Frozen is no Disney tale for former Shell Australia boss Ann Pickard

CBD - Colin Kruger - dinkus Dinkus

CBD There are few things in business that a truly black and white. But, CBD might observe that Derby Day is one that that comes close.

ABC draws line on finance editor Alan Kohler and his financial services business


CBD The ABC had to go to some unusual lengths to retain its talented finance reporter - a bloke on loan from its mates at News Corp - by the name of Alan Kohler.

Qantas still has a hold on former boss Geoff Dixon

Kolin Kruger - CBD dink

CBD Qantas maybe slipping in the icon stakes, but it certainly retains a hold on its former bosses. Which may explain how Geoff Dixon put his foot in it at a tourism conference in Canberra on Wednesday.

Which airline is missing from client list of Margaret Jackson's cleaning group Spotless?

CBD - Colin Kruger - dinkus Dinkus

CBD Not many corporate warriors get to chair an iconic Australian company let alone two. So it is understandable that Margaret Jackson was suitably enthusiastic about her AGM debut for the recent private...

Where will the rhinestone stop at ANZ as it seeks to top its GAYTM campaign?

Kolin Kruger - CBD dink

CBD Might we suggest a rhinestone encrusted ANZ executive joining the parade if the bank really wants to make an impact at next year's Mardi Gras. The only question is who?


Manly sale no reflection on PM

Kolin Kruger - CBD dink

CBD CBD can report that the Tony Abbott’s ‘shirt fronting’ of the renewable energy sector has nothing to do with Quantum Energy selling its 37.


Cabcharge directors tempt a record 'fourth strike' with 60 per cent rise in fee pool

CBD - Colin Kruger - dinkus Dinkus

CBD With entrepreneurs, like Paul Bassat, and rich-listers, like the Kahlbetzer family and James Packer, actively backing rival, GoCatch, now is probably not that time for Cabcharge's board to hit its...


Cabcharge tempts record 'fourth strike' with 60% directors' fee lift

Cabcharge independent chairman Russell Balding.

CBD With entrepreneurs like Paul Bassat and rich-listers like the Kahlbetzer family and James Packer actively backing rival, GoCatch, now is probably a good time for Cabcharge to get its investors behind...

Mine won't be built in wealthy's backyards

Kolin Kruger - CBD dink

CBD The Anglo American bid to build the Drayton South coal mine in the NSW Hunter Valley area has fallen to an unlikely bunch of greenies.