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.

Rupert Murdoch gets black eye from former son-in-law over BSkyB deal

Colin Kruger On Tuesday, the Supreme Court overturned a corrupt conduct finding against Rams Home Loans founder John Kinghorn after he hid the involvement of Eddie Obeid and his family in an incredibly lucrative...

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Barnaby Joyce's imperial drive

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Colin Kruger Australia's grain industry could elevate the country to the strength of the Roman Empire, as food producers look to cash in on a fast growing middle-class in Asia.

Baz Luhrmann adds some flash to Colonial's new shopping Emporium

Colin Kruger Who spiked the water cooler at Colonial First State Retail Trust HQ? The usually staid bunch are going all out to make sure the launch of Melbourne’s Emporium shopping centre will be one to be...

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Nathan Tinkler denies Newcastle Jets sponsorship in jeopardy

Colin Kruger Just a week after Newcastle Jets announced their new naming rights sponsor – Nathan Tinkler's sand mine business, Castle Quarry Products (CQP) – receivers have been appointed by...

Print

Dig this: With ewes lambing, Rupert Murdoch still hungry for print

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Colin Kruger Rupert Murdoch may be thinking big, but he has not forgotten the print side of the business.

Tom Waterhouse sells company at low odds

Colin Kruger It may not have been the big pay day he was hoping for but Tom Waterhouse has pocketed $40 million for being the most annoying man on TV with the aggressive promotion of his self-named sports betting...

Analysis

Is News Corp heading for a future without the Murdochs as 21st Century Fox charges ahead?

Rupert Murdoch (C), chairman of News Corp., walks with Lachlan Murdoch (L), News Corp. board member and Sarah Murdoch.

Colin Kruger 21st Century Fox has been plotting a merger with fellow goliath of electronic media, Time Warner.

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Former Nathan Tinkler ally Philip Christensen leaves Whitehaven board

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Colin Kruger It may be a few years too late for Nathan Tinkler to claim his scalp, but former ally Philip Christensen, has resigned from the board of Whitehaven Coal to pursue a rejuvenated legal career with...

Myer to hand case of Andrew Flanagan's faked CV to police fraud squad

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Tom Cowie and Colin Kruger Myer is preparing to hand over a dossier to fraud squad investigators after it was duped into hiring a senior executive who faked his CV.

Beancounters score as World Cup oracles

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Colin Kruger Well, the forensic accountants at KordaMentha must have been high-fiving their abacuses (abaci?) in the wee hours of Thursday morning when Argentina penalty-shot their way into the World Cup final.

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ASIC chairman Greg Medcraft muses about business, politics and his future

Colin Kruger ASIC Chairman Greg Medcraft appeared on Channel 9’s The Bottom Line on Saturday, in a revealing chat on his poacher-turned-gamekeeper career.

'God's Banker' in Rome might need professional help with his restructure plans

Colin Kruger As ‘'God’s Banker'’ Cardinal George Pell prepares to announce his restructure of the Vatican Bank, CBD was wondering if the Richmond Tigers fan might need fresh recruits on the...

Gaming

Why James Packer is shadowing Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

James Packer in the House of Representatives to hear a speech by visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Colin Kruger James Packer's casino group is one of many operators aggressively lobbying for access to the Japanese market.

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Cardinal George Pell to announce major changes at Vatican Bank

Cardinal George Pell is expected to oversee big changes at the Vatican banks that will wind back its investment role.

Colin Kruger Cardinal George Pell is expected to announce a restructure of the Vatican bank that will see the scandal plagued institution spin off its investment activities and focus on payment services for the...

Retail

Kathmandu founder Jan Cameron still in control as Retail Adventures collapses again

Jan Cameron's DSG is back in administration.

Colin Kruger Kathmandu founder Jan Cameron made her fortune in adventurewear but again faces losing the lot on discount retail.

Retail magnate Harvey says Tinkler owes him millions

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Chris Roots, James Chessell, Colin Kruger Retail magnate Gerry Harvey has revealed he is owed millions of dollars by troubled former billionaire Nathan Tinkler over racing interests.

Retail

Jan Cameron closing 50 more stores

Jan Cameron of Retail Adventures which is going in to administration
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Colin Kruger Kathmandu founder Jan Cameron is closing another 50 stores this month from her struggling discount retail chain, Retail Adventures, as she prepares to sell the business she bought back from...

Spirits

Bundy rum to be bottled in Sydney

Shanahan beer for 8 August 2012

Shanahan beer for 8 August 2012
 

Chris Shanahan beer reviews

Knappstein Enterprise Brewery Reserve Lager 330ml
Bundaberg Original Rum Select Vat 207 700ml

Colin Kruger Queenslanders will be choking on the news that their iconic spirit, Bundaberg Rum, will soon be bottled in western Sydney.

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Insults take flight at airport AGM

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Colin Kruger It seems that Macquarie's distribution of its Sydney Airport shares to its own investors last year lumped the airport operator's chairman Max ''Shit Happens'' Moore-Wilton with an unwanted...

Courts

'Wolf of Wall Street' Jordan Belfort tries to bankrupt Australian former partner

Jordan Belfort.

Colin Kruger Convicted 'Wolf of Wall Street' fraudster Jordan Belfort is attempting to bankrupt his former Sydney business associate Ashley Howard.