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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.
Colin Kruger It isn't often we get to accuse Rupert Murdoch of being a fence sitter but the Scottish independence vote still has him all skittish despite strong signs that the tide turned in favour of the no...
Colin Kruger Shame on all of those who thought Greg Medcraft's overseas trips to attend IOSCO meetings was just a corporate jolly.
Colin Kruger The Simpsons' cult character Groundskeeper Willie has given his red-blooded support to the cause of Scottish independence even if his ultimate boss, Rupert Murdoch has continued to prevaricate.
Colin Kruger Privately owned Transfield Holdings probably didn’t need the advice of well credentialled board members like David Gonski and Macquarie veteran, Michael Carapiet, to know now was a good time to...
Colin Kruger CBD is pleased to report that Lynas chairman Nick Curtis has finally completed his garage sale of bric-a-brac like his 120-foot motor yacht, Vanquish.
Colin Kruger If Nathan Tinkler needs a new avenue of finance, CBD might have one for him.
Colin Kruger The great thing about appointing an insider to the top job is that the candidate does not have to waste a second wondering where to find assets which are surplus to requirements.
Colin Kruger Forget the footy and SCG, Tony Abbott's favourite adviser Tony ‘‘Colonel Kilgore’’ Shepherd loves nothing better than a bit of tar to get his blood pumping in the morning.
Colin Kruger Its IPO date might be slipping off into the future, but Mega Ltd - the cloud storage provider masterminded by cyber renegade Kim Dotcom - is having no trouble with publicity.
Colin Kruger The smart money might finally get its reward at the company which claims it is "leading the science of brain fitness" – Brain Resource.
Colin Kruger The fairytale that was Nathan Tinkler’s business comeback strategy has been stripped of all credibility after retail billionaire Gerry Harvey announced on Thursday that he will take control of...
Colin Kruger ANZ boss Mike Smith Strikes CBD as the kind of guy who thinks an ice bucket is for champagne only.
Colin Kruger When you're as well-credentialled as Tony Abbott's close adviser Tony Shepherd the hard bit is often deciding what career baubles don't make the highlights reel.
Colin Kruger Scenes from the city, 3pm on a Friday afternoon. A gentleman with an incredibly strong resemblance to Macquarie Group boss Nic Moore was at a Rebel Sports counter - a stone’s throw from...
Colin Kruger Maybe we should all have paid more attention when Bank of Queensland boss Stuart Grimshaw offloaded around $200,000 worth of the bank’s stock last month.
Colin Kruger Treasury Wine boss Michael Clarke might be tempted to argue that the latest bid for the wine maker does not need cellaring.
Colin Kruger After years of legal battle - which involved fronting the courts with some delicate war wounds - "Big Jim" Byrnes✓ has finally collected on one of his most combative litigation funding deals.
Colin Kruger While National Australia Bank's new chief executive, Andrew Thorburn, spent his first day in the top job pruning the upper branches of his executive tree his predecessor Cameron Clyne was settling...
Colin Kruger And you thought there was no love lost between the unions and Qantas. Check out the brawl between the airline-related unions as the flight attendants and engineers union bosses duke it out.
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...