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Island paradise or Finger Wharf?

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CBD Flamboyant expat Ian Gowrie-Smith has ramped up the sales campaign for his piece of Papua New Guinea paradise, writes Colin Kruger in CBD.

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Rupert will have sons at his side

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CBD Capital New York magazine captured a rather candid Rupert Murdoch at the Time 100 gala in New York on Wednesday night where Time magazine unveiled its 100 most influential people of the year.

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Talk about, not to, a brick wall

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CBD Things are pretty busy at Pacific Equity Partners at the moment. The Spotless IPO is set to take flight before the market turns, and other businesses like Peters Ice Cream, Link Market Services and...

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Trawling for old Lang signs

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CBD David Jones staff and consultants have been presented with a flow chart to help understand the department store's new securities trading policy.

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Diva Radhika Oswal burnt by freezing order

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CBD Vegetarian diva Radhika Oswal has been forced to reveal all as she battles the Tax Office over a $186,321,790.11 tax bill, writes Colin Kruger in CBD.

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Night night to 'G turf accountants

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CBD Bank of Melbourne chief Scott Tanner is staking his claim to a piece of the MCG next month with 20 trusted staff.

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Syringe maker stung by blogs

CBD Unilife, the retractable syringe maker headed by colourful Irishman Alan Shortall, has finally hit back at ''malicious blogs'' by ''short sellers'' who accused it of hiring PR companies to write...

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Myer chairman's retail therapy

CBD You can't accuse the mob at Myer of being surrender monkeys, especially chairman Paul McClintock.

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Grilled David Gonski is a glad many-hatter

CBD It has not taken long for ANZ's hard-hitting journalism venture, BlueNotes, to get its first scoop - an exclusive chat with the bank's incoming chairman, David Gonski, and chief executive Mike Smith.

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Sydney's new airport at Badgerys Creek: Who's flying high on pipedreams?

CBD Max 'shit happens' Moore-Wilton's CEO at Sydney Airports, Kerrie Mather, was too busy on Tuesday to offer her views on Badgerys Creek.

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Westfield split yields $150m fee fest for bankers

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CBD Westfield is cranking up to keep the investment banking community in clover for another year, writes Colin Kruger in CBD.

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Bobbing up again

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CBD CBD's recent coverage of Mariner Corp led us to wonder about the whereabouts of the company's founder, Bill Ireland.

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Filling big shoes is no mean feat

CBD Ten managed to surprise the market with a positive announcement on Thursday. No, we are not talking about the ''no-worse-than-we-expected'' $8 million net loss for the first half.

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Brit-heavy board takes a big punt

CBD So the Bernie Brookes v Paul Zahra rumble in the lingerie department is not to be.

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African Woolies' Brit-biased board takes big punt on Australia

CBD South African retailer Woolworths is taking a big punt on the Australian market, but it is not reflected in the make up of the brians trust at its Cape Town HQ.

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Treasury boss set to squash grapes

CBD The red stuff flowing out the door at Treasury Wine Estates is not a result of the new boss getting stuck into its inventory.

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NAB's new chief learnt home truths in his New Zealand role

CBD CBD can't wait to hear from NAB's chief-in-waiting, Andrew Thorburn, who earned a reputation as a respected straightshooter while running the bank's NZ operation, writes Colin Kruger.

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No accounting for Deloitte taste

CBD Kathmandu founder Jan Cameron is finding it hard to stay out of the spotlight these days

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NAB chiefs at home in a scrum

CBD Melbourne-based NAB might be trading in Sydney boy Cameron Clyne for a local, Andrew Thorburn, but the major AFL sponsor still can't claim to have a dyed-in-the-wool Aussie rules fan in the top job.

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Buddy system a matter of trust

CBD Let's hope the KPI's and return-on-investment targets in the merger between Winston Sammut's Maxim Asset Management and Sydney Swans director Greg Paramor's Folkestone Group are better than those...