Glenn Dyer —

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

July, 2009

Saved! Chinese growth nudges 8%

, Jul 16, 2009

China's latest growth figures will be greeted with quiet thanks in Australia where our economic and monetary policy is based to a large degree on a Sino rebound.

Stokes v Packer: Consolidated Media cage match

, Jul 16, 2009

It was Kerry Stokes' turn to up his stake in Consolidated Media yesterday, after James Packer boosted his holding the day before.

News Corp brings out the knife for Star TV

, Jul 15, 2009

News Corp's cost cutting and job shedding continues, with the US head office planning to put the cleaners through the Star Satellite Pay TV business spanning Asia.

The devil in the Goldman profit detail

, Jul 15, 2009

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While Goldman Sachs and its record profits can fool some in the markets, including analysts and fevered fund managers, the hard heads are still sceptical.

Harry Potter can’t work any magic for Nine

, Jul 15, 2009

Nine was squeezed out by Malaysian cooking on MasterChef last night, despite running a Harry Potter movie in school holidays.
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THISafternoon gets the boot

, Jul 15, 2009

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It's back-to-the-future for The Nine Network, which has canned its quasi-news program, THISafternoon within only three weeks of it starting weekdays at 4.30pm.

Profit for Goldman Sachs may not be good news for the rest of us

, Jul 14, 2009

Goldman Sachs will report what is expected to be a near boom like second quarter profit tonight. Back to square one.

MasterChef takes a bigger slice of the ratings pie

, Jul 14, 2009

MasterChef Australia had its biggest audience of the year so far with 2.119 million from 7pm to 8pm on Ten last night.

Business confidence on the up as NAB breaks ranks

, Jul 14, 2009

Enjoy the return to the good times, because according to the NAB, conditions could very well turn down again later this year and into 2010.

Markets soar, mixed messages elsewhere

, Jul 14, 2009

Wall Street soared overnight on confident assertions by just one analyst that American banks, especially Goldman Sachs, were doing well. But that's not the whole story...