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.

Packer slams Echo board for playing the wrong card in casino tussle

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Adele Ferguson and Colin Kruger James Packer has hit out at Echo Entertainment, saying it opened the door for Crown to move into Sydney.

'Only game in Sydney': Echo talks itself up

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Colin Kruger With James Packer’s Crown looming as potential competition, Echo chairman John O’Neill was keen to preach the company’s strong position at its AGM today.

Tatts growth high despite pokies suit

Tatts have reported strong growth from its lotteries and betting business.

Colin Kruger Tatts offer investors no odds on the success of their $490 million lawsuit against the Victorian government.

Billabong decisions 'right at the time'

Billabong's departing chairman Ted Kunkle has defended the board's conduct in rejecting a takeover offer.

Colin Kruger and Bridie Jabour Ted Kunkel defends the board's conduct to reject a potential takeover offer.

Retail chain closes stores

The tough retail market may be about to claim Retail Adventures owned by Jan Cameron.

Colin Kruger The tough retail market may be about to claim Retail Adventures owned by Jan Cameron.

Remuneration report grilling awaits Fairfax board

Fairfax media faces a potential showdown at its annual shareholders meeting after ASA reccomended shareholders vote against the company's remuneration report.

Colin Kruger Fairfax Media faces a potential showdown at its annual shareholders meeting today.

Kathmandu founder's new venture struggles

Jan Cameron

Colin Kruger Australia's tough retail market may be about to claim the discount store business Retail Adventures wned by Kathmandu founder Jan Cameron.

ASA retracts Billabong comments

The founder of Billabong, Gordon Merchant, has forced the Australian Shareholders Association to retract some of the statements made in its recommendation to dump him from the struggling surfwear retailer's board.

Colin Kruger Founder of Billabong forces the Australian Shareholders Association to retract some of the statements made.

Shareholders group forced to backpedal on Billabong

Billabong surfwear retailer

Colin Kruger Billabong founder Gordon Merchant has forced the Australian Shareholders Association to retract some statements it made in a recommendation to dump him from the struggling surfwear retailer's board.

Nine again the One after deal

A relieved-looking Nine CEO David Gyngell emerged from a meeting of creditors in Sydney to announce that ??there is a deal?? and the company, owner of the Nine Network, is now debt-free.
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Colin Kruger, Michael Idato Nine Entertainment's rivals face the emergence of a rejuvenated and debt-free competitor after the group's warring lenders agreed to a deal that will wipe out loans that threatened Nine's survival.

Ten's billboard deal in tatters

Is outdoor advertising visual pollution? View from CityLink  

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Colin Kruger Network in danger of having to conduct second capital raising in less than six months.

Nine saved as lenders agree to deal

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Colin Kruger Nine Entertainment has been saved from administration after its warring lenders agreed to a deal this afternoon.

Lenders still warring over Nine

David Gyngell yesterday.

Colin Kruger NINE Entertainment's future is still under a cloud after marathon meetings yesterday, but the media group's boss, David Gyngell, confirmed that he will remain at the helm even if the company falls...

Lenders still warring over Nine

Colin Kruger NINE Entertainment's future is still under a cloud after marathon meetings yesterday, but the media group's chief executive, David Gyngell, confirmed he would remain at the helm even if the company...

Nine lenders strike rescue deal: sources

David Gyngell

Colin Kruger Sources close to negotiations say compromise deal agreed on between warring lenders.

Time short for Nine deal

Channel Nine

Colin Kruger Nine Entertainment's principal stakeholders meet this morning for what could be the last attempt to keep the media group out of administration.

Future at stake for Nine's proud but crumbling dynasty

Michael Idato, Colin Kruger FOR 56 years the Nine Network has been a force to be reckoned with. Today, it sits on the brink of collapse, threatened with the possibility of a financial coup de grace that will put it in the hands...

Nine decision faces deadline

Nine Entertainment's future is expected to be decided at a meeting of its major stakeholders tomorrow.

Colin Kruger Nine Entertainment's future is expected to be decided at a meeting of its major stakeholders tomorrow.

Senior lenders could send Nine Entertainment into administration

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Colin Kruger Group indicates intention to reject a late proposal to save the broadcaster.

Goldman leads lenders in deal to save Nine

The picture is unclear for Channel Nine.

Adele Ferguson and Colin Kruger Junior lenders led by Goldman Sachs made a significant concession yesterday in the network's drawn-out debt talks.