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Glenn Dyer

Glenn Dyer —

Crikey business and media commentator

Another US publisher bites the dust

Another US publisher bites the dust

A 10th US publisher has collapsed. Glenn Dyer reports on the latest print media failing: Freedom Communications of California.

The long, slow death of private equity

The long, slow death of private equity

The advent of Annex Funds are an admission that the private equity model is broken beyond repair and it's desperate times for the likes of KKR, Apollo and Cerberus.

Australia dodges recession bullet

Australia dodges recession bullet

Thanks to a 0.6% rise in GDP, Australia joins China, South Korea, France, Germany, Japan and several other economies experiencing positive second-quarter growth.

Mortgage owners rejoice: interest rates on hold

Mortgage owners rejoice: interest rates on hold

Just when will interest rates rise again? Hard to tell based on the Reserve Bank's meeting today. But they will rise -- the economy is showing signs of recovering, albeit slowly.

Uh oh. Could Australia be headed for negative growth?

Uh oh. Could Australia be headed for negative growth?

Tomorrow's second quarter growth figures are looking more and more lineball after the June quarter's balance of payments were released this morning.

US newspaper ad revenues take a pounding

US newspaper ad revenues take a pounding

The US newspaper industry has endured another three tough months as ad revenues continue to fall. All of which underlines the unreality of Rupert Murdoch's crusade to get news website users to pay for content.

ABC beats Nine (on digital TV)

ABC beats Nine (on digital TV)

An average Monday, not much to watch overall. The digital figures again skewed some of the overall shares and ABC2 beat Nine's GO.

<em>MasterChef</em> set to be spoiled by sponsors

MasterChef set to be spoiled by sponsors

It was nice while it lasted: the forthcoming series of Celebrity MasterChef Australia will give its sponsors -- including McDonald's, Harvey Norman and Coles -- "tailored on-air" integration, meaning more spruiking and less sauteing.

Canwest wins <em>another</em> extension

Canwest wins another extension

The Ten Network's struggling Canadian parent Canwest has announced it has won yet another extension (we've lost count) from its senior lenders on a deadline to come up with a recapitalisation plan.

Nine cannbalises itself

Nine cannbalises itself

Judging by the weekend's stats, Nine is eating its main channel audiences. No wonder Seven doesn't want to start a separate digital channel.