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.

ASIC chair Greg Medcraft might have reason to worry about a property bubble

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Colin Kruger ASIC's big kahuna, Greg Medcraft, is warning that Sydney and Melbourne might already be in the lather of a property bubble, but he might be worried by the question of when did it get frothy?

Which British company is seeding the CEO ranks of our Aussie insurers?

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Colin Kruger Where do Australia's insurance companies go for their CEO insurance?

Not much fury as this Mad Max goes down his final corporate road

Colin Kruger There was no fury in the final hours of corporate life from our Mad Max of the boardroom, Max 'The Axe' Moore-Wilton.

Paul Little gives former Toll partner Mark Rowsthorn a $340m lesson in patience

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Colin Kruger No pay day for Mark Rowsthorn, but at least he's had a few adventures to keep things interesting.

Not all the bank bosses have come out loud and proud on Twitter

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Colin Kruger The recent Twitter debut of ANZ boss Mike Smith - which included a spectacular selfie of Smith and his new Apple watch - may have distracted the glitterati from the fact that he is not the first CEO...

There is only one MasterChef in Peter Bush's kitchen

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Colin Kruger Former burger flipper Peter Bush obviously misses life at the hot end of the corporate griller.

Is a new BHP on the Perth horizon?

Fortescue Chairman Twiggy Forrest: Yields from notes issued by the pure-play iron ore producer are hurt by the slump in iron ore prices

Colin Kruger Among the parties reportedly sniffing around the tail of BHP's unwanted runt is a billionaire whose office is just a few blocks from South32's new Perth HQ.

'Fink's folly': how a faux chateau undid an antiques dealer

Chateau Le Marais was Andre Fink's dream for nearly 20 years.

Colin Kruger An antiques dealer's dream was to build a lavish chateau-like home but in the Supreme Court their mansion has been judged their folly. And it is now in the hands of the bank.

No violins needed for corporate bruiser Mark Carnegie

Colin Kruger Corporate activist and philanthropist Mark Carnegie was obviously hoping for a soft touch when he fronted ABC Classic FM listeners on Tuesday as the guest of Ellen Fanning's Midday program.

Meet Australia's new 'Odd Couple': boganaire Nathan Tinkler and pearler Nick Paspaley

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Colin Kruger Prodigal boganaire Nathan Tinkler has underlined his return to the Australian corporate scene with announcement he will become executive chairman of Orca Energy.

Nathan Tinkler returns to the corporate scene along with pearl king Nick Paspaley

Nathan Tinkler is expected to join Orca Energy's board as executive chairman after the placement

Colin Kruger Prodigal boganaire Nathan Tinkler has well and truly returned to the Australian corporate scene,with oil explorer Orca Energy announcing he will be its new executive chairman.

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Media veteran steals the show at Ardent Leisure, but not mag queen Deb Thomas

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Colin Kruger A chairman who triggered a 28 per cent price plunge in his company's share price by replacing a well-tested CEO, like Ardent Leisure's Greg Shaw, with an unknown quantity, like magazine veteran...

Westpac's Brian Hartzer offered a clear target when the profit blame game began

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Colin Kruger A changing of the guard at any big shop usually comes with a licence for the new broom to sweep some of the blame to their predecessor.

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No olive branch from Richard Branson's Virgin as it fights family business Vasse Virgin

Vasse Virgin's founders Edwina and Louis Scherini.

Colin Kruger Richard Branson's entrepreneurial legend was built on David and Goliath battles with the likes of British Airways, but it's hard to be the little guy when you're a multinational corporation.

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Billabong's retail swell proves too tempting for this Merchant

Colin Kruger The Billabong retail disaster has kept a low profile since its near-death wipe-out some years back, but recent conditions have proved a little too tempting for insiders like company founder Gordon...

He's a bit rich, but there's nothing Fast and Furious about Telstra's Thodey

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Colin Kruger The modern CEO sets a frantic pace. So it is understandable that Telstra's departing chief, David Thodey, had to wait until his very last day to find time to explain that his rock star pay was...

Forget My Kitchen Rules, it is actually billionaire Kerry Stokes' Seven Rules

Colin Kruger Is Kerry Stokes' Seven camp 'aving a laugh? The presentation for the latest restructure of the media group's debt woes featured a picture from Seven hit My Kitchen Rules.

The Arbitrator's date with the CommBank's mediator should go by the book

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Colin Kruger You would hope that a happy outcome can be reached when consumer advocate, Michael 'The Arbitrator' Fraser, gets to mediate with the Commonwealth Bank's customer advocacy boss, Brendan French.

ASIC looks to strip out ASX-listed adult club operator Planet Platinum

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Colin Kruger Greg Medcraft's troops at ASIC have applied to the Supreme Court of Victoria to wind up Planet Platinum ''on just and equitable grounds''.

To share is divine, unless it's our ASX, says Treasurer Joe Hockey

Colin Kruger Treasurer Joe Hockey doesn't want to see your passport before you buy shares in the ASX. Not yet anyway.