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.

Strong Christmas bolsters Kathmandu

Kathmandu jumpers.

Colin Kruger KATHMANDU said it expects to report strong earnings growth for the half year ending January 31 after its recent sales momentum continued throughout the all-important Christmas trading period.

Kathmandu forecasts climbing profit

Getting fit the fun way: indoor rock climbing at Hardrock on Swanston Street.

Colin Kruger UPDATED Kathmandu shares got another boost this morning after the adventure wear retailer upgraded its profit forecast after a good Christmas and better-than-expected sales in the first half.

Nine, Seven wield axe in cost-cutting

Larry Emdur.

Colin Kruger The Price is Right, standalone Today Tonight on the chopping block as network's slim down.

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More media jobs go as Nine wields axe

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Colin Kruger A new wave of cost cutting has hit the media sector with Nine announcing job cuts due to the continuing advertising downturn while its rival, Seven, axed two shows.

Creditors to control Nine

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Colin Kruger Federal Court approval for scheme that will convert $3.4 billion worth of debt into equity.

Socialite trader charged

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Colin Kruger Oliver Peter Curtis charged with conspiracy to commit insider trading on Tuesday.

Federal Court approves Nine debt scheme

Nine TV.

Colin Kruger Nine Entertainment has been saved from collapse with a Federal Court judge giving the final tick of approval to a $3.4 billion recapitalisation scheme.

Rents fall, profit rises for retailer

Gary Perlstein.

Colin Kruger If you want a clearer picture of the outlook for Australia's retailers, look what their landlords are charging for rent, says Specialty Fashion Group CEO, Gary Perlstein.

Supermarkets war heads for the corner

Woolworths & Coles.

Colin Kruger How do Woolworths and Coles maintain growth in a relatively stagnant market?

Battle has just begun for supermarket giants

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Colin Kruger It’s two years to the day since Coles declared war on Woolworths, slashing its price of milk to just $1.

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Specialty Fashion soars as profit triples

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Colin Kruger Specialty Fashion Group shares soar after the womenswear retailer said it expects its first-half profit to nearly triple due to cost savings and improved sales.

Echo takeover 'making more sense' for Crown

Crown chairman James Packer.

Colin Kruger The board of the NSW casino regulator did not stop speculation that a takeover is making sense.

Echo worth a punt for Crown: analyst

Colin Kruger Crown shares have outperformed Echo’s by 56 per cent over the past six months, making a scrip and debt-based takeover much more palatable for Crown.

Noni B slumps on profit outlook

Noni B store.

Colin Kruger Noni B shares fell more than 12 per cent during trading today after the retail fashion group announced it expects a lower first-half profit.

Tax threshold 'won't change web shoppers'

Online shopping.

Colin Kruger Lowering the tax-free threshold on goods purchased online will do little to change Australian's shopping behaviour, according to research by MasterCard.

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Nine saved as lenders settle on restructure

Nine TV.

Colin Kruger Nine Entertainment's lenders approve a restructure that will wipe out their $3.4 billion debt.

Nine creditors approve restructure

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Colin Kruger Creditors of Nine Entertainment, owed $3.4 billion, today approved a restructure that will wipe out their debt in return for ownership of the media group.

Regulators eye Crown probe

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Colin Kruger Victoria's casino regulator said it was ''actively monitoring'' an investigation by Taiwanese authorities into Crown Ltd's Asian joint venture, Melco Crown, as it reviews the suitability of James...

Crown casino review shadows Taiwan investigation

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Colin Kruger VICTORIA'S casino regulator says it is ''actively monitoring'' an investigation by Taiwanese authorities into Crown Ltd's Asian joint venture, Melco Crown, while the suitability of James Packer's...

Investors finally punt on Crown jewel

Colin Kruger Investigations aside, Melco Crown is at last winning recognition.