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.


Packer's latest tactical bet has market guessing

Colin Kruger James Packer is used to getting what he wants, even if it comes at a price.


Packer's one shot at Barangaroo

James Packer

Colin Kruger James Packer is used to getting what he wants, even if it comes at a price.


KKR offloads $260 million Seven stake

Kerry Stokes, Chairman of Seven West Media (right) with new CEO, Tim
Worner. Business. Photo Marco Del Grande 21/5/13


Colin Kruger US private equity heavyweight Kohlberg Kravis Roberts late Tuesday offloaded its remaining $260 million stake in television to newspaper interest Seven West Media, bringing to an end its involvement...


Switching off: KKR offloads Seven stake

Colin Kruger US private equity heavyweight Kohlberg Kravis Roberts late Tuesday offloaded its remaining $260 million stake in Seven West Media.


Head of TV takes over at Seven West

Tim Worner

Colin Kruger Tim Worner is appointed chief of Seven West Media replacing Don Voelte.

Break-up could breathe new life into News

Colin Kruger 'G oal!" was the ecstatic tweet from Rupert Murdoch just before Australia Day this year when the British arm of his empire secured the mobile and internet highlights for English Premier League...


Media groups forced to fix business model

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Colin Kruger You do not need to look at News Corp's local operations to realise the media sector is engaging in radical change to survive the cyclical and structural headwinds.


Break-up could breathe new life into News

Rupert Murdoch.

Colin Kruger As he prepares to slice News Corp in two, Rupert Murdoch is not giving up on his beloved print empire.


Crown bid on Las Vegas fraud action fails

Crown logo.

Colin Kruger James Packer's casino operator, Crown, has lost an appeal to dismiss legal action against it in the Nevada Supreme Court on the grounds it risks being "swept further into the vortex of a massive...


It's a sticky wicket for broadcasters as cricket rows erupt

Richie Benaud.

Colin Kruger The straggler among Australia's television networks has lobbed a $500 million bid for the broadcast rights to all forms of cricket.


Packer go-ahead to raise stake in casino rival Echo

James Packer.

Sean Nicholls and Colin Kruger James Packer's Crown Limited has received approval from NSW authorities to increase its shareholding in rival gaming company Echo Entertainment.

James Packer

Crown gets go ahead to lift Echo stake

James Packer

Colin Kruger The NSW casino regulator has given the green light to James Packer’s Crown to lift its stake in Echo Entertainment.

Cricket Australia, Nine set for courtroom showdown

Cricket Australia.

Mark Hawthorne, Colin Kruger and Chris Vedelago A May 31 courtroom showdown looms between Cricket Australia and the Nine Network over the rights to broadcast the sport on free-to-air television.


News Corp investors push for role split

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Colin Kruger News Corp investors renew calls for Rupert Murdoch to split roles of chairman and CEO, as well as eliminating two-tier share structure.


Digital powering the news

The age ipad edition.

Colin Kruger Major newspaper publishers continue to experience robust sales of paid digital editions.


Stalled takeover talks bad news for Billabong


Colin Kruger Billabong is caught between the bargain bin and the reject pile with its latest suitor dragging out talks in a manner that suggests its 60¢ a share tentative offer is no longer on the table.


Seven shares surge as chief calls bottom on the bad times

CEO of seven west DON VOELTE during an interview with afr after delivering the broadcasting companies results for 2013.

Colin Kruger Seven West Media shares surged today after the media group said the current financial year will mark ‘‘the worst of it’’ in terms of earnings performance and unleashed another round of cost cutting.


Amatil shares plunge on earnings decline

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Colin Kruger Coca-Cola Amatil shares plunged after revealing its first earnings decline in seven years.

Coles rebuff

Coke boss lashes out over rip-off claims

Coca cola

Colin Kruger Boss Terry Davis came out swinging against claims Coca-Cola Amatil is ripping off consumers.


Coke: we don't pay $1.50 per hour


Colin Kruger Coca-Cola Amatil tells Coles why it charges more for a Coke here than in Indonesia: we don't pay Australian workers $1.50 an hour, and neither do you.