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Glenn Dyer

Glenn Dyer —

Crikey business and media commentator

The Dyer Index: the world in numbers, you know it makes cents

The Dyer Index: the world in numbers, you know it makes cents

Glenn Dyer plays the numbers game on the different issues in the world markets, ranging from US bank failures to demand for gold and Krispy Kreme saviours.

Nine shake-up embraces Seven's success

Nine shake-up embraces Seven's success

The TV industry has been stunned by the the personnel involved in the latest reshuffle at Channel Nine, which seems like a round up of people involved in the low points of Australian TV.

Australia wins as the world economy re-aligns

Australia wins as the world economy re-aligns

The central economic problem is for Australia and the rest of the world is not the recession, the credit crunch, the stimulus spending, or even debt -- it's the sustainability of the recovery.

Seven takes a big lead with <em>Rafters</em>

Seven takes a big lead with Rafters

Seven opened up a big lead for the week with Packed to the Rafters last night, though may struggle on Thursday if it keeps Double Take and TV Burp in the schedule.

Time to shut off the stimulus tap?

Time to shut off the stimulus tap?

Know-it-alls Malcolm Turnbull, Joe Hockey and Barnaby Joyce reckon we should shut off the stimulus tap and start cutting back --but the debate is far from over. Perhaps they should do a bit of reading from the minutes of the latest RBA meeting.

Nine does better in Melbourne

Nine does better in Melbourne

In a rating oddity, Nine did better than expected in Melbourne with Two and a Half Men and Farmer Wants a Wife. Is that thanks to the AFL culture?

Ore deal leaves Twiggy an over-geared pawn

Ore deal leaves Twiggy an over-geared pawn

Twiggy Forrest is going to be running an over-geared speculative miner producing just one commodity, servicing just one market and getting less than market prices.

Reader's Digest goes downs the tubes

Reader's Digest goes downs the tubes

The death touch of private equity in the media has claimed another victim, with the publisher of Reader's Digest magazine filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy overnight.

Down, down, down as the sharemarket shakedown looms

Down, down, down as the sharemarket shakedown looms

Australian markets are lower for a second day, American markets are down, Europe is lower and Asia is off the boil, putting a lie to claims of a "rebound".

Don Burke vs. Donna Hay: a storm in a vegie pot

Don Burke vs. Donna Hay: a storm in a vegie pot

It's parsnips at 20 paces, with a war of words and whisks cooking between Don Burke and Donna Hay over that highly contentious issue of public interest: parsnips.