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.


'Skin in the game' pays off for Nine chief David Gyngell

Colin Kruger Nine chief David Gyngell is among a select group of executives who will have plenty of incentive to stick around after the $2 billion float.


Nine is still not the one in TV battle

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Colin Kruger and Elizabeth Knight Nine's margins are forecast to be at more than 20 per cent in the prospectus.


Tom Waterhouse bets on making a profit


Colin Kruger The telegenic Tom Waterhouse vowed in May that we would be seeing less of him on television following the controversy created by his spruiking of live odds across our most popular sports.

Online bookies see TAB as ripe for the picking


Colin Kruger Australia is gearing up for its biggest collective punt of the year with Tuesday's Melbourne Cup, but the biggest bets have already been laid on the other side of the table.


Long odds for Tom Waterhouse revival


Colin Kruger The telegenic Tom Waterhouse vowed in May we'd be seeing less of him, following the controversy.

Online bookies put squeeze on Tatts, Tabcorp

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Colin Kruger Tatts needs further investment as competition with corporate bookmakers intensifies.


Tatts bets competition will stay tough

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Colin Kruger Tatts warns shareholders that it needs to invest in its wagering business which is suffering from intense competition in the sector, but reported earnings from current operations grew strongly for...


Packer keeps faith in Asia punt

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Colin Kruger and Peter Cai The Crown chairman says the company's expansion plans are affordable.


James Packer's Macau gamble pays off

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Colin Kruger Soft consumer sentiment may be weighing on Crown's local casino resorts but executive chairman, James Packer, was selling investors on how well his punt on Chinese gamblers has paid off, saying...


No sign yet of post-election boost

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

No sign yet of post-election economy boost


Colin Kruger Predictions of an election-led recovery in the consumer sector have failed to materialise, according to two of Australia's biggest retail names.


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

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


James Packer's Sri Lanka casino faces delay

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


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

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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...