Glenn Dyer —

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

July, 2009

Nine News gets a well-deserved thrashing

, Jul 07, 2009

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Nine News deserved its 180,000 viewer thrashing by Seven in Sydney last night. A dodgy lead story and not much else. Seven at least started with a solid crime round story.

GFC: just an excuse to raid retirees’ nest eggs

, Jul 07, 2009

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Banks, fund managers, investment banks and others have staged the largest ever 'legal' raid on the nest eggs of Australian investors and retirees.

Oz goes easy on PBL bosses

, Jul 06, 2009

The latest easy-over interview with Nine Network Chief Executive David Gyngell was in The Australian this morning, the second gentle interview with a PBL Media boss in the paper in two days.
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Who’ll land Seven’s coveted 6pm news job?

, Jul 06, 2009

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Everyone in TVland is watching the Seven Network to see what it does to its 6pm Sydney newsreader's job.

ANZ job figures just in: 6.7% fall in job ads in June

, Jul 06, 2009

The latest ANZ job figures out this morning will have analysts getting toey about the June labour force figures, due out on Thursday.

Rogue oil trader proves slippery for regulators

, Jul 06, 2009

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A single dealer, playing in the global oil market in the early hours of the morning in London has rekindled fears about rogue traders and the still inadequate level of supervision in financial markets.

US banks — don’t believe the good headlines

, Jul 06, 2009

Big profits from bond deals, trading and their own multi-billion dollar share issues in May and June (after the stress tests) will guarantee good headlines for US banks, but it will be horribly misleading.

IMF report to give a real glimpse inside China’s economy

, Jul 06, 2009

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Later this week we should get the first comprehensive and independent examination of the Chinese economy for three years.

June’s US unemployment figures: awful

, Jul 03, 2009

May's sharp fall in jobless numbers added to the greenness of the 'recovery' (or less bad) thesis; overnight June's unemployment figures were so awful that they could have stunted at least, the wavering shoots.

Twelve shows hit a million viewers

, Jul 03, 2009

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