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Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator


Washington still sucking on the subprime teat

May 7, 2009

Given the conflicts at work, there's little wonder US politicians had little interest in blowing the whistle on the subprime crisis.

Unemployment figures leave everyone gobsmacked

May 7, 2009 7

The April unemployment and jobless figures paint a picture of an economy in boom, not gloom.

Canwest: “The cheque’s in the mail…”

May 7, 2009

Canada's biggest media owner, Canwest, its banks and noteholders are still dancing around each other, as the debts mount and the deadlines extend.

External forces will decide fate of cuts

May 6, 2009

Once again we could be facing the prospect that future interest rate cuts will depend on what happens in the US, Chinese and European economies.

Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation a hit

May 6, 2009

Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation wins on its first night, proving edgy comedy is at the forefront of viewers' minds at the moment.

Union greed could kill The Boston Globe

May 6, 2009 1

Union greed and intransigence could kill off The Boston Globe newspaper.

Big banks grow fatter at taxpayer expense

May 6, 2009 2

The Federal Government's guarantee for Australian bank deposits and borrowings has done its work. It's time to scrap it.

Rupert Murdoch: I never thought it would get this bad

May 6, 2009 1

With some analysts saying News Corp may have had its worst quarter's financial performance for years in the March quarter, Murdoch has done nothing to soften the gloom and doom, writes Glenn Dyer writes.

Good news data shows consumption still buoyant

May 6, 2009

Today's data will help lighten the gloom from an alarmist Government spruiking budget deficits of up to $50 billion.

Macquarie’s 1.7% tax rate rort

May 5, 2009

Did Macquarie Bank actually make a profit in the year to March?