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.

Echo Entertainment's top investor backs new chief executive

Matt Bekier.

Colin Kruger Echo Entertainment's largest investor has supported the promotion of Matt Bekier to chief executive of the troubled casino operator.

CBD

App bottom line no wheezy mark

Colin Kruger Small caps are the fun end of the market even for the billionaire punters like pokie baron Bruce Mathieson.

CBD

Cabcharge boss motoring on

Colin Kruger Cabcharge's 87-year-old founder, Reg Kermode, has offered a lesson in staying power to all those holiday-loving bludgers like CBD.

Gaming

Melco Crown has Japanese market in its sights

James Packer

Colin Kruger Just before Christmas, James Packer's Asian casino venture, Melco Crown, pledged to spend $10 million on ''cultural projects'' in Japan in partnership with Tokyo's University of the Arts.

Gaming

James Packer in bid to win casino approval for resort in Sri Lanka

PACKER.AFR.13 MARCH 2013.Photo by ROB HOMER ........ JAMES PACKER ceo of crown who was quest speaker at the asia pacific luncheon being held at the hilton hotel.

Colin Kruger Crown wins approval to build resort, but 'still in discussions' over the gaming side of the project.

Gaming

Packer gets nod for Sri Lanka resort, but not casino

James Packer

Colin Kruger James Packer has received approval from the Sri Lankan government to build a resort in Sri Lanka, but without explicit approval for the casino, which underpins the proposed $400 million project.

Brewing

Craft brewers face an uphill battle

Beer.

Colin Kruger Craft brewers face an uphill battle as they seek to convince the competition watchdog they are being locked out of pubs and clubs

Competition

ACCC eyes brewers' grip on pubs

Colin Kruger Competition watchdog launches investigation into supply of beer to Australia's pub industry to discover whether brewers are resorting to anti-competitive tactics that lock out rival beer brands.

Gaming

Tom Waterhouse gives William Hill a Christmas present

Bookmaker Tom Waterhouse.

Colin Kruger Tom Waterhouse turned a profit on his controversial betting operation just in time for Christmas.

Payments

Founder Reg Kermode back at besieged Cabcharge

Colin Kruger Cabcharge founder and executive chairman Reg Kermode is back behind the wheel of the taxi payments provider.

Broadcasting

Network Ten's share price soars, with T20 Big Bash the likely cause

Colin Kruger Channel Nine's coverage of Australia's Ashes victory may have garnered all the glory, but the celebrations might be bigger at Ten, where its broadcast of the KFC T20 Big Bash League may finally be...

Media

Big Bash a welcome respite for Ten

Brett Lee and Jordan Silk of the Syndey Sixers during the Big Bash League match.

Colin Kruger Ten says it has no explanation for its soaring share price but hints that its ratings success with the Big Bash League may be the reason.

CBD

CBD: Packer says bank looks after itself

CBD illo

Colin Kruger Picking the highlights from the rich tapestry of events that passed before CBD this year was never going to be easy, but the big end of town is always a good place to start, especially when the...

Media

Billionaires Lachlan Murdoch, James Packer and Bruce Gordon back Ten's new direction

Network Ten logo.

Madeleine Heffernan and Colin Kruger Ten Network's programming ambitions will be funded by a $200 million loan guaranteed by three of its billionaire owners.

CBD

A lesser spotted generous vulture

CBD, dink and Colin Kruger

Colin Kruger, CBD It isn't often that private equity can be accused of generosity when it comes to offloading investments on to the public.

CBD

Frank Lowy not ready for mothballs yet

Colin Kruger, CBD He may be 83, but Westfield founder Frank Lowy can still run a press conference like an old pro.

CBD

Fox FM's Matt Tilley goes out swinging

Colin Kruger, CBD When popular Matt Tilley stepped back from the mike last week after 23 years with Fox FM, you could say he was entitled to a little constructive criticism of a management.

CBD

Amatil finally gets its woman

Colin Kruger, CBD It has taken 10 years, and two takeover bids, but Alison Watkins is finally joining Coca-Cola Amatil.

CBD

ANZ's Mike Smith's march down memory lane

Blank CBD dink

Colin Kruger, CBD Some are born bankers, others have bankerdom thrust upon them.