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.


No sign yet of post-election boost

Generic economy climb.

Colin Kruger Predictions of an election-led recovery in the consumer sector have failed to materialise.


Tide is turning for retail: AMP


Colin Kruger Consumers may not be playing ball yet but predictions of a turnaround in retail spending are growing in strength.


Retailers set for a Christmas boost: Wesfarmers chief


Colin Kruger Wesfarmers chief executive, Richard Goyder, expressed confidence that retailers may get a happy Christmas this year after years in the doldrums.

New delays for Packer in Sri Lanka

James Packer at AFR In Conversation Series. Thursday 25th October 2012 photo Rob Homer

Colin Kruger Religious leaders and politicians force government to alter tax concessions granted to Crown.


James Packer's Sri Lanka casino faces delay

Casino chips

Colin Kruger Opposition by Buddhist religious leaders and some political parties in Sri Lanka led the government to announce it will alter tax concessions granted to James Packer's Crown for a $400 million hotel...


Nine float ramps up to catch Cup fever

Channel Nine.

Colin Kruger Publicity machine around Nine Entertainment float is to crank up the day before the Melbourne Cup this year.


Southern Cross Media chairman must apologise for 'shit happens' nurse prank comment: British MP

Max Moore-Wilton.

Colin Kruger and Nick Miller The chairman of Southern Cross Media - which owns the radio station responsible for the infamous royal prank call - played down the controversy to shareholders in Melbourne today saying ‘‘shit...


Nine paves way for float

Channel 9 cameraman.

Colin Kruger A meeting of Nine's owners has removed the final hurdles for the media group's public listing.


Michael Clarke signs up for James Packer's Crown Sri Lanka

Clarke on Ashes loss (Thumbnail)

Colin Kruger James Packer’s Crown has signed up Australian Cricket captain, Michael Clarke, as part of its campaign to build a $400 million casino resort in cricket-mad Sri Lanka.

Spruced-up Nine fattened and ready for market


Colin Kruger 'There is a deal.''


Sri Lanka next cab off the rank for Packer's Crown

James packer.

Colin Kruger James Packer's casino operation, Crown Ltd, publicly confirmed on Friday that it is in detailed discussions with the Sri Lankan government, and potential joint venture partners, over the development...


Crown has big casino plans in Sri Lanka

James Packer

Colin Kruger James Packer’s Crown confirms it is in talks to develop a giant $400 million-plus casino resort in Sri Lanka, conditional to the approval of tax grants.


Tourism chief to head up Fairfax events

Colin Kruger Fairfax Media has poached the head of Tourism Australia, Andrew McEvoy, to head its events business.


Fairfax hires head of Tourism Australia

Andrew McEvoy

Colin Kruger Fairfax Media has poached the head of Tourism Australia, Andrew McEvoy, to head its events business from January next year.


Nine spending spree continues ahead of float

David Gyngell

Colin Kruger Nine Entertainment has continued its acquisition spree ahead of a public float in December.


Nine buys Microsoft's Mi9 stake

Channel 9 news crew at the Victorian public school staff will rally outside the Premier?s Hawthorne electorate office.

Colin Kruger Nine Entertainment (NEC) has continued its debt-fuelled acquisition spree ahead of a public float in early December, buying Microsoft’s share of their digital joint venture, Mi9.

BRW print copy axed by Fairfax

Sean Aylmer, Director - Business Media.

Colin Kruger Fairfax Media will scrap the print edition of BRW magazine at the end of next month.


Seven West looks at bigger picture in rule change

tv photo

Colin Kruger Seven West Media agrese to terms with affiliate before expected removal of 'reach rule.'


Seven West seals new deal with Prime Media

Seven West Media

Colin Kruger Seven West Media has become the last commercial television network to agree to terms with its regional affiliate before the expected removal of the "reach rule".


Bets are off: Tom Waterhouse retreats

Tom Waterhouse.

Colin Kruger Tom Waterhouse's decision to cut back his advertising blitz may force him to reconsider the massive gamble his bookmaking operation is taking to grab market share from the larger - and largely...

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