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.

What Kerry Packer got up to in Vegas is lunchtime fodder for Oliver Stone

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Colin Kruger Hollywood director, Oliver Stone, obviously isn't a fan of the old saying "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas".

The secret passions of Gina Rinehart: Synchronized Swimming

Colin Kruger Billionairess, Gina Rinehart, can't be accused of just sitting around and watching her resource riches implode - or, crying into her tea while the kids re-take control of a significant patch of the...

No swimming in tears for billionairess Gina Rinehart

Colin Kruger Billionairess, Gina Rinehart, can't be accused of just siting around and watching her resource riches implode - or, crying into her tea while the kids re-take control of a significant patch of the...

Forget coal, John Kinghorn and John McGuigan have still got the Kreme

John Kinghorn's  Krispy Kreme operation reported a net profit of just over $3 million.

Colin Kruger Coal may not be king any more, but there is no need to worry about the retirement funds of the ICAC's favourite coal barons, John Kinghorn and John McGuigan.

ASX boss Elmer Funke Kupper gives his stockmarket debutants enough rope

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Colin Kruger ASX boss Elmer Funke Kupper has been telling the tale of how an unusual tradition started up for companies making their debut on the ASX.

Telstra's dotcom guru Ted Pretty is hung out to dry by Hills Hoist owner

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Colin Kruger The second dotcom era has officially ended for Telstra's tech guru, Ted Pretty, with Hills Ltd dispensing with his services "with immediate effect" on Wednesday in favour of its operations boss,...

No kiss-and-tell memoir from the talented Mr David Gonski

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Colin Kruger The man with more connections than the Internet, David Gonski, was not about to burn any of them just because he's about to add author to his CV.

Plenty of sympathy expected as Krispy Kreme's John McGuigan dishes coal dirt

Colin Kruger The 200th gathering of the Sydney Mining Club next month promises more drama than the Rum Rebellion.

Gold dust rains on the lucky at James Hardie, including $23 million for CEO Louis Gris

James Hardie manufactures a range of fibre cement building products such as trim, siding and wall boards.

Colin Kruger It might be hard to believe in the current climate, but when James Hardie fled Australia for the Netherlands in 2001, it claimed that it was not trying to dodge its compensation obligations to its...

Coke cans rattle in earnest as big names prepare for a cold one

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Colin Kruger The nation's selfless CEOs are getting ready for the 10th annual CEO Sleepout for St Vinnies.

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Paper plane chase distracts National Treasure Clive Palmer

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Colin Kruger Some of the smaller stuff has escaped Clive Palmer's attention.

Will Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest save the Minerals Council from its own red ink?

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Colin Kruger The Fortescue boss' war against non-MCA members could be the best thing to happen to the group since Rudd's mining tax.

ASIC chair Greg Medcraft might have reason to worry about a property bubble

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Colin Kruger ASIC's big kahuna, Greg Medcraft, is warning that Sydney and Melbourne might already be in the lather of a property bubble, but he might be worried by the question of when did it get frothy?

Which British company is seeding the CEO ranks of our Aussie insurers?

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Colin Kruger Where do Australia's insurance companies go for their CEO insurance?

Not much fury as this Mad Max goes down his final corporate road

Colin Kruger There was no fury in the final hours of corporate life from our Mad Max of the boardroom, Max 'The Axe' Moore-Wilton.

Paul Little gives former Toll partner Mark Rowsthorn a $340m lesson in patience

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Colin Kruger No pay day for Mark Rowsthorn, but at least he's had a few adventures to keep things interesting.

Not all the bank bosses have come out loud and proud on Twitter

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Colin Kruger The recent Twitter debut of ANZ boss Mike Smith - which included a spectacular selfie of Smith and his new Apple watch - may have distracted the glitterati from the fact that he is not the first CEO...

There is only one MasterChef in Peter Bush's kitchen

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Colin Kruger Former burger flipper Peter Bush obviously misses life at the hot end of the corporate griller.

Is a new BHP on the Perth horizon?

Fortescue Chairman Twiggy Forrest: Yields from notes issued by the pure-play iron ore producer are hurt by the slump in iron ore prices

Colin Kruger Among the parties reportedly sniffing around the tail of BHP's unwanted runt is a billionaire whose office is just a few blocks from South32's new Perth HQ.

'Fink's folly': how a faux chateau undid an antiques dealer

Chateau Le Marais was Andre Fink's dream for nearly 20 years.

Colin Kruger An antiques dealer's dream was to build a lavish chateau-like home but in the Supreme Court their mansion has been judged their folly. And it is now in the hands of the bank.