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

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.

Coke boss Alison Watkins still believes in Paradise

Coca-Cola chief executive Alison Watkins.

Colin Kruger CBD was pleased to see that Alison Watkins may have been given licence to mess with the secret formula at Coca-Cola Amatil by chairman David Gonski, but some things remain sacred.

Lots of scrutiny, but no action by CommBank when rogue planner became a client

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Colin Kruger Transcripts for this week's Senate grilling of the Big Four bank all-stars highlights some of the excruciating exchanges that were missed in the cut and thrust of the big day.

Not a bad word for Gina Rinehart's book, but don't ask about her media coverage

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Colin Kruger The jury is in after the launch of mining magnate Gina Rinehart's latest book.

Macquarie's Nic Moore provides the comedy gold at Senate inquiry

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Colin Kruger Macquarie boss, Nic Moore, and his wealth lieutenant, Greg Ward, treated the Senate inquiry into financial advice to some classic Seinfeld comedy Tuesday with a running gag on the Penske file.

Timber! Sky could still fall on former top Gunn John Gay

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Colin Kruger Crime has continued to pay for former Gunns executive chairman John Gay, but it isn't clear if that will last much longer.

Has Rupert Murdoch given his flagship paper, The Australian, a licence to lose?

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Colin Kruger Has News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch decided that the important role The Australian plays in our society exempts it from the edict that all of News Corp's papers break even?

Shock and ore: Our top two mining billionaires have lost $25 billion in the bust

Dwindling royalties: Australia is expected to be $30 billion out of pocket in the next four years thanks to the collapsing iron ore price.

Colin Kruger Anyone who wants to track the boom-bust trajectory of Australia's short-lived mining bonanza need look no further than the ebbing fortunes of our red-dirt billionaires from the west.

And we thought Dow Chemical's Andrew Liveris was just a plastics guy

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Colin Kruger Dow Chemical’s Aussie boss, Andrew Liveris, was back on the party circuit this week selling the benefits of its latest multibillion-dollar deal to Rupert Murdoch’s fair and balanced Fox...

Andrew Thorburn's MacNAB creates its own tales of woe in Scotland

Colin Kruger Was that a Celtic war cry we heard from the NAB boardroom, or a banshee wail heralding the death of its plans to dump its troubled Scottish operation?

Suncorp has scored a bullseye with its new boss, just ask departing CEO Patrick Snowball

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Colin Kruger Suncorp Group’s board has made sure Patrick Snowball's replacement will continue to implement the former tank commander's strategy.

Don Voelte replaced at Seven by 'that Ryan guy'

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Colin Kruger It was only last year that Don Voelte literally energised the Kerry Stokes-controlled Seven Group with a lurch into the oil and gas sector.

Nathan Tinkler is back and ready to Rumble

Rumble Resources said in a statement that Tinkler

Colin Kruger The Easter Bunny has obviously finished his rounds for the year, so Rumble Resources had to scratch around to find a special individual who knows how to deliver the goods for the Perth-based miner.

Does this Apache asset hold any interest for another Indian, Pankaj Oswal?

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Colin Kruger As Apache Energy sells out of the Australian market, CBD could not help but notice that its toy box is still home to a little bauble by the name of Yara Pilbara Holdings.

Max Moore-Wilton will go out on a high as Sydney Airport crowned 'no longer Australia's worst' after a decade

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Colin Kruger Max Moore-Wilton will be able to go out on a high when he chairs his final AGM for Sydney Airport next month.

Red Alert - Gina Rinehart doesn't want your money!

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Colin Kruger Hancock Prospecting has been made aware of a number of scam emails purporting to be from Gina Rinehart.

News Corp's Julian Clarke says losing money on the The Australian newspaper is about ideology, not tax dodging

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Colin Kruger News Corp’s local boss, Julian Clarke, says Rupert Murdoch is not running The Australian for the tax losses it generates, he's doing it for Australia.

No losing Payce for rev head Brian Boyd

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Colin Kruger Property developer and rev head, Brian Boyd, has returned with another high-octane proposal to grab control of his ASX-listed vehicle, Payce Consolidated.

Day trading loss amounts to more than a beer for former XXXX boss Robert Murray

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Colin Kruger CBD is still waiting for an explanation for a rather intriguing series of share trades by former Lion boss, Robert Murray.