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.

Clive Palmer isn't singing the blues, it's a pretty ragged version of Jingle Bells


Colin Kruger Clive Palmer might have needed a little Christmas cheer after a week that has left his corporate reputation in tatters. We have just the tonic: Christmas carols by Clive 'P Diddy' Palmer.

Mortgage guru Peter Higgins to host the World Cup for those who don't need one


Colin Kruger CBD felt a need to polish his polo credentials given the Sydney Polo Club - the plaything of Mortgage Choice co-founder Peter Higgins - will host the 2017 World Polo Championship.

Ten boss Paul Anderson hopes this AGM provides less drama than its shows

Colin Kruger - CBD dinkus.

Colin Kruger For years now, some of the best drama produced by the Ten Network was generated by its annual general meeting.

Excess baggage: Virgin boss John Borghetti is losing his back seat drivers

Colin Kruger Virgin Australia has lost another member of its galacticos board with Singapore Airlines boss, Goh Choon Phong, stepping down to better focus on his company's bottom line without the hassle of...

Spotless boss Martin Sheppard tries to mop up last week's disaster downgrade

New CEO of Spotless Martin Sheppard has been doing the rounds with investors this week.

Colin Kruger You know things are going really well when a company has to update to the previous week's earnings update which halved its share price.

Clive Palmer company which donated $15m to PUP might have to sack 800 workers

Colin Kruger You would think holding 800 jobs to ransom before Christmas would be enough leverage for Clive.

More reasons you shouldn't buy shares from real estate agent like John McGrath

Colin Kruger Why you shouldn't have bought shares from real estate agent John McGrath: He was selling. $37m worth, to be exact.

Gordon Merchant shows his appreciation as Billabong takes him back

Colin Kruger At the rate he has been buying up shares, one could be excused for thinking Billabong founder, Gordon Merchant, is trying to buy back his old shop.

Nothing sedate about Gail Kelly's Woolworths gig in South Africa

Colin Kruger - CBD dinkus.

Colin Kruger The former Westpac boss would have noticed the Woolies South Africa AGM was not as sedate as the AGM of her former bank.

Gina Rinehart's first ore shipment from 'Big Roy' not having a Titanic impact

Gina Rinehart.

Colin Kruger A select few will attend the most significant mining event in Australia's history since the Eureka Stockade.

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AMP ejects its Dragon-slaying bank chairman Paul Fegan after 18 months

Paul Fegan.

Colin Kruger The curious career of Paul Fegan continued its odd trajectory after he retired from the AMP board effective, immediately on Monday

James Packer may have abandoned the polo scene but the Packers haven't

Ros and Gretel Packer have taken the reigns of the family's Ellerston stable.

Colin Kruger James Packer may have abandoned the polo field for life as a Hollywood groupie, but the sale of 140 polo ponies last month did not - as widely reported - end the family's in involvement with the...

What is Xero minus a $NZ50m share sale by the CEO and board members?

Colin Kruger CBD is always alert but not alarmed when company insiders choose to collectively sell down 2 per cent of a company's issued stock.

RBA's Glenn Stevens planning on a 'chill out' Christmas despite nit-pickers

Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens was in wonk mode for the Australian Business Economists annual dinner.

Colin Kruger The markets were so taken with the Tuesday evening declaration by Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens that they missed some other pearls from his speech to a bunch of economists.

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Former billionaire media mogul Sir Tony O'Reilly goes bust in the Bahamas

Sir Tony O'Reilly in happier times.

Colin Kruger Somewhere, in a courtroom in the Bahamas over the weekend, former billionaire media baron Sir Tony O'Reilly went bust.

Greg Goodman makes the cut at Harvard, but David Thodey gets dux honours


Colin Kruger Fresh from celebrating the All Blacks World Cup victory from his Sydney home, Goodman boss Greg Goodman, has another bit of silverware that is going straight to the pool room; He has been ranked...

It will take more than a Singapore Sling to save Peter Bond's Linc Energy

Colin Kruger - CBD dinkus.

Colin Kruger Amateur pilot Peter Bond has lost a lot of financial altitude since moving Linc Energy from the ASX.

No room in the Kathmandu tent for bruisers David Kirk and Rod Duke

Colin Kruger - CBD dinkus.

Colin Kruger Former All Blacks captain, David Kirk, can expect a bruising encounter when he chairs Kathmandu's shareholder meeting.

Ten boss offers foolproof plan to get the share price back above $1 in months

Ten chief executive Paul Anderson.

Colin Kruger Ten's new boss has a plan to get the share price back above $1 for the first time since 2011.

Corporate governance lightning rod Cabcharge fends off fifth consecutive strike

Colin Kruger - CBD dinkus.

Colin Kruger It has not been an easy journey, but the new boys at Cabcharge – chairman Russell Balding and chief Andrew Skelton – may have finally dragged the much-maligned taxi payments provider out...