Glenn Dyer —

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

July, 2009

Things look grim in our May trade performance

, Jul 02, 2009

The days of trade surpluses have gone, banished by the downturn in iron ore and coal prices, while the slump in imports shows the slowdown is still curbing demand, especially for capital goods.

US economy seesaws around the punchbowl

, Jul 02, 2009

No rate rise before 2011? Are conditions in the US really that bad? Yes and no, says Glenn Dyer.
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Nine set to dance its ass off

, Jul 01, 2009

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What would you get if you crossed The Biggest Loser with So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, the base motives of an American reality TV producer, and a desperate Australian TV network? Nine's new show Dance Your Ass Off.

Economy a mass of vaguely positive ups and downs

, Jul 01, 2009

The Government's stimulus spending can now be seen enough in the retail sales figures, building approvals, and manufacturing figures to say that without it, things would be looking pretty miserable.

Gloom wrap: quarter ends on a sober note

, Jul 01, 2009

There's not much good news about. Glenn Dyer wraps all the gloomy and doomy economic news from around the globe.

Seven storms back with Packed to the Rafters

, Jul 01, 2009

The Ten Network's revival got run over very quickly last night by the return of Packed To The Rafters on Seven.

Suncorp won’t be in banking for much longer

, Jul 01, 2009

Well, we know that Suncorp won't be in banking for much longer. Why else would it hire a British insurance executive for the vacant CEO's role?

Private credit drops 0.1%

, Jun 30, 2009

Despite the surge in profits at our major retailers, private credit dropped 0.1% in May.

Madoff’s conviction is no example of American justice

, Jun 30, 2009

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Let's not kid ourselves that Bernie Madoff's conviction and jailing somehow is testimony to speedy and swift American justice.
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Nine gets behind Little Britain — but not too much, and about five years too late

, Jun 30, 2009

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It was a slightly prissy press release from the Nine Network that trumpeted that they will soon be airing Little Britain, after it has been to air at least twice on the ABC and countless times on Foxtel.