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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.
Colin Kruger Nine Entertainment chairman stands by David Gyngell following his violent public brawl with James Packer, while the fallout for the latter could be more costly.
Colin Kruger Reg Kermode's company faces testing challenges after his death, writes Colin Kruger.
Colin Kruger A battle with cancer is forcing 87-year-old Cabcharge founder Reg Kermode to relinquish control of the taxi payments provider.
Colin Kruger ANZ's new journalism venture, Blue Notes, is only a couple of days old, but the bank's chief executive, Mike Smith, has already gone rogue.
Colin Kruger ANZ's new journalism venture Blue Notes is only a couple of days old, but the banks chief executive Mike Smith has already gone rogue.
Georgia Wilkins and Colin Kruger Childcare cost is causing stress for parents and is a major productivity issue.
Saffron Howden, Georgia Wilkins, Colin Kruger Kate Bower was willing to pay $165 a day to secure a spot for her baby daughter at a childcare centre in Sydney's inner-west.
Colin Kruger ''This is a business subsidised by government - how can it be unprofitable?'' wailed ABC Learning's former chairwoman, Sallyanne Atkinson soon after the collapse.
Georgia Wilkins and Colin Kruger The head of Australia's biggest childcare operator, not-for-profit group Goodstart Early Learning, says incentives are driving private operators to set up shop in wealthy, inner-city suburbs, rather...
Colin Kruger Our top corporate cop confirms he is likely to miss his first big trip for the year due to conflicts with Senate inquiry into ASIC.
Colin Kruger Echo Entertainment's largest investor has supported the promotion of Matt Bekier to chief executive of the troubled casino operator.
Colin Kruger Small caps are the fun end of the market even for the billionaire punters like pokie baron Bruce Mathieson.
Colin Kruger Cabcharge's 87-year-old founder, Reg Kermode, has offered a lesson in staying power to all those holiday-loving bludgers like CBD.
Colin Kruger Just before Christmas, James Packer's Asian casino venture, Melco Crown, pledged to spend $10 million on ''cultural projects'' in Japan in partnership with Tokyo's University of the Arts.
Colin Kruger Crown wins approval to build resort, but 'still in discussions' over the gaming side of the project.
Colin Kruger James Packer has received approval from the Sri Lankan government to build a resort in Sri Lanka, but without explicit approval for the casino, which underpins the proposed $400 million project.
Colin Kruger Craft brewers face an uphill battle as they seek to convince the competition watchdog they are being locked out of pubs and clubs
Colin Kruger Competition watchdog launches investigation into supply of beer to Australia's pub industry to discover whether brewers are resorting to anti-competitive tactics that lock out rival beer brands.
Colin Kruger Tom Waterhouse turned a profit on his controversial betting operation just in time for Christmas.
Colin Kruger 'Google, schmoogle.'