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.


ACCC eyes brewers' grip on pubs

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.


Tom Waterhouse gives William Hill a Christmas present

Bookmaker Tom Waterhouse.

Colin Kruger Tom Waterhouse turned a profit on his controversial betting operation just in time for Christmas.


Founder Reg Kermode back at besieged Cabcharge

Colin Kruger Cabcharge founder and executive chairman Reg Kermode is back behind the wheel of the taxi payments provider.


Network Ten's share price soars, with T20 Big Bash the likely cause

Colin Kruger Channel Nine's coverage of Australia's Ashes victory may have garnered all the glory, but the celebrations might be bigger at Ten, where its broadcast of the KFC T20 Big Bash League may finally be...


Big Bash a welcome respite for Ten

Brett Lee and Jordan Silk of the Syndey Sixers during the Big Bash League match.

Colin Kruger Ten says it has no explanation for its soaring share price but hints that its ratings success with the Big Bash League may be the reason.


CBD: Packer says bank looks after itself

CBD illo

Colin Kruger Picking the highlights from the rich tapestry of events that passed before CBD this year was never going to be easy, but the big end of town is always a good place to start, especially when the...


Billionaires Lachlan Murdoch, James Packer and Bruce Gordon back Ten's new direction

Network Ten logo.

Madeleine Heffernan and Colin Kruger Ten Network's programming ambitions will be funded by a $200 million loan guaranteed by three of its billionaire owners.


A lesser spotted generous vulture

CBD, dink and Colin Kruger

Colin Kruger, CBD It isn't often that private equity can be accused of generosity when it comes to offloading investments on to the public.


Frank Lowy not ready for mothballs yet

Colin Kruger, CBD He may be 83, but Westfield founder Frank Lowy can still run a press conference like an old pro.


Fox FM's Matt Tilley goes out swinging

Colin Kruger, CBD When popular Matt Tilley stepped back from the mike last week after 23 years with Fox FM, you could say he was entitled to a little constructive criticism of a management.


Amatil finally gets its woman

Colin Kruger, CBD It has taken 10 years, and two takeover bids, but Alison Watkins is finally joining Coca-Cola Amatil.


ANZ's Mike Smith's march down memory lane

Blank CBD dink

Colin Kruger, CBD Some are born bankers, others have bankerdom thrust upon them.


'Modest Rog' a maroon marvel

Colin Kruger, CBD Bank of Queensland's new chairman, Roger Davis, obviously knew which credentials to present when he chaired his first AGM in Brissie on Wednesday.


Woolies boss served disloyalty

Colin Kruger, CBD Woolies' new chairman, Ralph Waters, was not letting the anarchy of its AGM distract him from the big issues worrying investors on Tuesday.


Gina Rinehart launches National Mining and Related Industries Day

Colin Kruger, CBD Gina Rinehart launches November 22 as the inaugural National Mining and Related Industries Day


Thanks Woolies, says Dick Smith

Colin Kruger Woolies shoppers have obviously been looking in the wrong place when it comes to hunting bargains.


Shareholders rebuke David Jones over share trades, CEO Paul Zahra's resignation

Colin Kruger David Jones board smacked with a strongly supported 'first strike' as investors dispute share trades.


DJs hit with first strike despite apologies

David Jones

Colin Kruger David Jones’ shareholders delivered a strongly-supported first strike on Friday placing further pressure on the department stores’ chairman, Peter Mason, who was forced to apologies for authorising...


Irish bookmakers take a Melbourne Cup bath

Gai Waterhouse the trainer of Fiorente holds up the Melbourne Cup

Colin Kruger Fiorente's Melbourne Cup win may have left the punters in clover, but it looks like the bookies took a drubbing.