Colin Kruger

Colin Kruger

Colin Kruger is a business reporter focused on the retail and gambling industries. He joined the Sydney Morning Herald in 1999 as its technology editor. Other roles have included the Herald's deputy business editor and online business editor.

Aussies win the battle for the potashes in North York Moors National Park

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Colin Kruger Forget the Ashes. Australia has already scored a big win in the unlikely setting of England's picturesque North York Moors National Park.

Are you Sirius? Aussies win the battle for the potashes in North York Moors National Park

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Colin Kruger Forget the Ashes. Australia has already scored a big win in the unlikely setting of England's picturesque North York Moors National Park.

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James Murdoch's career highlights do not include his start in journalism

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Colin Kruger The first day of the new financial year is shining on a very special pair of billionaire princelings who start their first day at CEO school, having been given the keys to the kingdom (on paper at...

Greece debt crisis: Crowdfunders come to rescue

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Colin Kruger As the musty old world of banks and bureaucrats fails the Greek people, the digital economy is stepping in to rescue an economy on the brink.

Will professional courtesy stop Slater & Gordon being hit with a class action?

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Colin Kruger With two big share price plunges halving the value of its stock in a matter of months, it might be time to ask the big question of listed litigation funder Slater and Gordon: is anyone knocking on...

There is nothing timid about this African adventure for Frank Timis

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Colin Kruger Despite two convictions for possessing heroin in Australia, our shores obviously proved far too tame for Aussie-Romanian businessman, Frank Timis, who has been having quite an adventure in Africa.

An insider's book on our flying roo was always going to get feral

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Colin Kruger Your columnist feels a warm inner glow every time our CBD scribbles wind their way into court documents which do not involve a defamation suit.

Adviser who allegedly stung Stingers star Peter Phelps in court on fraud charges

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Colin Kruger and Marissa Calligeros The investment adviser who allegedly defrauded former Stingers and Underbelly actor, Peter Phelps, faced a Brisbane Magistrates court today charged with fraud.

Jeff Kennett must be Stoked at the prospect of joining Seven West Media board

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Colin Kruger The mouth that launched a thousand media headlines, former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett, will now go behind the news as a non-executive director of Kerry Stokes' Seven West Media.

To think Malcolm Turnbull once fended off Packer's death threats for editorial freedom

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Colin Kruger Malcolm Turnbull wasn't always a big fan of editorial interference, just ask Kerry Packer.

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Malcolm Turnbull fended off death threats from Kerry Packer in the name of press freedom

Malcolm Turnbull (right) and the late media mogul Kerry Packer in 1984.

Colin Kruger Malcolm Turnbull wasn't always a big fan of editorial interference: just ask Kerry Packer.

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Ex BoQ boss Stuart Grimshaw gets record low pay day loan rate from pawn king

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Colin Kruger There might be more goods news on the horizon for the tens of thousands of victims who will share the $23 million payout from Cash Converters to settle class action suits alleging it overcharged them.

Qantas offshoot Jetstar expands in New Zealand

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Colin Kruger Kiwi PM John Key, ex-Lion Nathan boss Rob Murray and Cash Converters boss Peter Cumins are in the spotlight this week.

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Luckily for Grant O'Brien they kill the bosses with kindness at Woolies

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Colin Kruger Grant O'Brien, has now been stumped on a number of occasions, but still gets to stay on the books until after his 55th birthday, in July next year, to ensure his 'defined benefit' super scheme does...

The long kiss goodbye will be a sweet one for Woolworths boss Grant O’Brien

She'll be apples: Outgoing Woolworths group CEO Grant O'Brien can look forward to a lucrative retirement.

Colin Kruger Unlike the 1200 other employees leaving Woolworths, outgoing CEO Grant O'Brien has plenty to look forward to.

Is it time for 'Entrepreneur of the Year' to inject some profits into Unilife?

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Colin Kruger Unilife, the ASX-listed retractable syringe maker headed by colourful Irishman Alan Shortall, is finally getting the recognition it deserves.

Lots of silver linings in the Arrium clouds, just ask its boss Andrew Roberts

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Colin Kruger You have to have a bit of confidence to run a dog like miner and steel maker Arrium. And it is good to see that its boss, Andrew Roberts, hasn't lost any of his.

ASIC appoints liquidators to lap dance operator Planet Platinum

The courts have approved ASIC's application to have liquidators appointed to the Planet Platinum chain.

Colin Kruger An investigation is also targeting a multimillion dollar loan to parties associated with associated with executive chairman, Johnny Trimble, the nephew of the late crime boss, Robert "Aussie Bob"...

This Shark says he's a safe bet with your money

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Colin Kruger Not every fund manager would take pride in being known as a financial shark, but Greg Norman was never going to be your average fundie.

The Murdoch family's male supremacy

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Colin Kruger As Rupert Murdoch removes anyone from the top of the 21st Century Fox tree who does not bear his family name, Elisabeth Murdoch acts as a timely reminder the name alone is not enough to guarantee...