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.

ASIC appoints liquidators to lap dance operator Planet Platinum

Colin Kruger An investigation is also targeting a multimillion dollar loan to parties associated with associated with executive chairman, Johnny Trimble, the nephew of the late crime boss, Robert "Aussie Bob"...

This Shark says he's a safe bet with your money

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Colin Kruger Not every fund manager would take pride in being known as a financial shark, but Greg Norman was never going to be your average fundie.

The Murdoch family's male supremacy

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Colin Kruger As Rupert Murdoch removes anyone from the top of the 21st Century Fox tree who does not bear his family name, Elisabeth Murdoch acts as a timely reminder the name alone is not enough to guarantee...

Will TV show provide enough reason to 'Dig' up Pnina Feldman's failed venture?

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Colin Kruger CBD wonders if the TV show 'Dig' will inspire Pnina Feldman to get the band back together and re-enter the gem trade.

Dick Smith flies the flag for Gina Rinehart

Dick Smith says mineral exports are driving Austrtalia's wealth at the moment.

Colin Kruger Businessman Dick Smith may have celebrated his Queen's Birthday honours on Monday with a tilt at the seat of Prime Minister Tony Abbott, but it does not mean he is in the business of cutting down all...

Rinehart's $10bn Roy Hill dream 'equivalent of ten Snowy Mountain schemes': Dick Smith

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Colin Kruger Dick Smith was moved to pen a note to the embattled billionaire after a 16-day cross-country flight last month.

Super yacht Seahorse is already history as James Packer clears his decks

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Colin Kruger You know the feeling. You've just upgraded the chariot to meet the family's changing needs and it doesn't quite fit the bill. And so you have to start all over again.

James Packer sells $50m super yacht Seahorse

James Packer has offloaded his 52-metre super yacht Seahorse through a marine broker in Monaco.

Colin Kruger We all know what it's like when the family's new chariot doesn't quite fit the bill, and you have to start all over again.

Every drought has a silver lining for vintner Rupert Murdoch

Colin Kruger Rupert Murdoch might not be a climate change believer but it does not mean he doesn't keep an eye on the weather.

Tennis great Ken Rosewall got his tennis trophies out before BBY's Grand Slam

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Colin Kruger Every corporate collapse has its telling details. For BBY it may have been the appearance of tennis legend, Ken Rosewall.

No tall tales from our flying roo, promises speechwriter Lucinda Holdforth

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Colin Kruger With the stock price regaining altitude, CBD was very interested in the rumour that a new Qantas book was in the works – and with the airlines blessing, no less.

What Kerry Packer got up to in Vegas is lunchtime fodder for Oliver Stone

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Colin Kruger Hollywood director, Oliver Stone, obviously isn't a fan of the old saying "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas".

The secret passions of Gina Rinehart: Synchronized Swimming

Colin Kruger Billionairess, Gina Rinehart, can't be accused of just sitting around and watching her resource riches implode - or, crying into her tea while the kids re-take control of a significant patch of the...

No swimming in tears for billionairess Gina Rinehart

Colin Kruger Billionairess, Gina Rinehart, can't be accused of just siting around and watching her resource riches implode - or, crying into her tea while the kids re-take control of a significant patch of the...

Forget coal, John Kinghorn and John McGuigan have still got the Kreme

John Kinghorn's  Krispy Kreme operation reported a net profit of just over $3 million.

Colin Kruger Coal may not be king any more, but there is no need to worry about the retirement funds of the ICAC's favourite coal barons, John Kinghorn and John McGuigan.

ASX boss Elmer Funke Kupper gives his stockmarket debutants enough rope

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Colin Kruger ASX boss Elmer Funke Kupper has been telling the tale of how an unusual tradition started up for companies making their debut on the ASX.

Telstra's dotcom guru Ted Pretty is hung out to dry by Hills Hoist owner

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Colin Kruger The second dotcom era has officially ended for Telstra's tech guru, Ted Pretty, with Hills Ltd dispensing with his services "with immediate effect" on Wednesday in favour of its operations boss,...

No kiss-and-tell memoir from the talented Mr David Gonski

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Colin Kruger The man with more connections than the Internet, David Gonski, was not about to burn any of them just because he's about to add author to his CV.

Plenty of sympathy expected as Krispy Kreme's John McGuigan dishes coal dirt

Colin Kruger The 200th gathering of the Sydney Mining Club next month promises more drama than the Rum Rebellion.

Gold dust rains on the lucky at James Hardie, including $23 million for CEO Louis Gris

James Hardie manufactures a range of fibre cement building products such as trim, siding and wall boards.

Colin Kruger It might be hard to believe in the current climate, but when James Hardie fled Australia for the Netherlands in 2001, it claimed that it was not trying to dodge its compensation obligations to its...