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.


This China boom could make Marcus Blackmore a billionaire by Christmas

Colin Kruger Blackmores' share trajectory could make its founder Marcus Blackmore a billionaire by Christmas.

Greg Goodman will be Home Alone and have plenty of time for the Haka and horses

Colin Kruger You can't accuse the property analysts of not doing the hard yards when it comes to the Goodman Group's US tour next week.

From Goldies to oil: Alastair Walton is our new Consul-General in Houston

Investment banker Alastair Walton is calling for an overhaul of the banking oligolopoly.

Colin Kruger Former Goldman Sachs heavyweight, Alastair Walton, will be looking for new digs next month but harbour views will not be on the agenda.

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Seriously, Ten? Hamish McLennan exits on triple pay

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 30:  Ten chief executive Hamish McLennan poses for a portrait on April 30, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Christopher Pearce/Fairfax Media)

Colin Kruger The Ten Network board must have seen a very bright light at the end of its financial tunnel when executive chairman, Hamish McLennan, stepped down in July.

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So who negotiated triple pay exit of Ten's executive chairman Hamish McLennan?

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Colin Kruger The Ten Network board must have seen a very bright light at the end of its financial tunnel.

No selfie sacrifice for our new PM Malcolm Turnbull

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Colin Kruger Our new PM Malcolm Turnbull is having to deal with a fair bit of baggage from the right wing reign of his predecessor, Tony Abbott.

Who gives an X why conman Peter Foster got an early release from prison?


Colin Kruger We were never going to get the low down on why Peter Clarence Foster was released from jail six months early.

News Corp shareholders go easy with 24-minute 'exertion'

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Colin Kruger The Ivan Brown-run Australian Careers Network could not have chosen a better time to go into a five-week trading suspension.

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Perth Glory owner Tony Sage knows how to go for the jackpot

Perth businessman Tony Sage.

Colin Kruger CBD was pleased to see the Perth Glory owner, Tony Sage, is holding the course at his flagship company, Cape Lambert. Or is he?

Not everyone is re-Joycing at the good fortune of Qantas boss

CAPA said it gave Qantas boss Alan Joyce the award in part because of his ability to tackle complex industrial relations struggles.

Colin Kruger Qantas boss, Alan Joyce, was always going to face a bit of turbulence after being named last week as CAPA airline chief executive of the year.


Volleyball is on the rebound as Gina Rinehart and Jerry Schwartz think of Rio

Colin Kruger - CBD dinkus.

Colin Kruger Billionairess Gina Rinehart has added volleyball to her sponsorship list alongside swimming and that other wonderful sport that stops the nation, synchronised swimming.

Graham Turner's cup runneth over at Flight Centre


Colin Kruger Who better to rally the Flight Centre investor rabble behind the company's remuneration report than World Cup winning Wallabies captain, John Eales.


Westpac missed a big social media opportunity by failing to get its boss Brian Hartzer into the Airbnb campaign


Colin Kruger Westpac did not impress the Twitterati with its recent social media campaign which culminated in the vaguely detailed announcement on Wednesday of its tie up with AirBnB to aid the Australians with...

Takeovers Panel puts G8 child care chairman Jenny Hutson in the naughty corner

G8 chairman Jenny Hutson announced her resignation a few weeks back. Illustration: John Shakespeare

Colin Kruger It is just as well G8 chairman Jenny Hutson announced her resignation a few weeks back. It is hard to imagine her tenure surviving the drubbing handed out by the Takeovers Panel on Tuesday.

Gary Morgan's splash on gold digger Haoma might have needed some more research

Gary Morgan says Haoma's Bamboo Creek plant is almost set to produce.

Colin Kruger Is a day of reckoning finally at hand for our favourite pollster, and Melbourne mayoral aspirant, Gary Morgan? His side gig as the sole provider for mining aspirant, Haoma, is well documented.


Swan fan and Dexus boss Darren Steinberg rediscovers his inner Eagle

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Colin Kruger It's grand final time and the smell of moth balls hangs heavy in the air.

A $27m stock pot and lots more for retiring ANZ boss Mike Smith


Colin Kruger It's tough stepping down from a job as all-powerful as chief executive at one of our Big Four banks, but there is always the multi million dollar exit package to cushion the blow.

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Has Rupert Murdoch reluctantly opened Fox door to activist investor with giant-killing credentials?

Rupert Murdoch.

Colin Kruger While the size of Rupert Murdoch's pay packet was getting everyone's attention on Wednesday – 21st Century Fox revealed that his remuneration dropped slightly to $US27.

Rupert Murdoch opens the Fox door to investor with giant killing credentials


Colin Kruger Keep your friends close and your enemies closer? Activist hedge fund manager joins the Murdoch empire, but promises to behave.

Glencore's Ivan Glasenberg still a billionaire in every country of citizenship

Glencore's Ivan Glasenberg

Colin Kruger The good news is that despite losing around half a billion US dollars in a day, Glencore boss ''Aussie'' Ivan Glasenberg is still a billionaire in the currencies of all the various countries that...