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Glenn Dyer

Glenn Dyer —

Crikey business and media commentator

Glenn Beck hits Murdoch at the hip pocket

Glenn Beck hits Murdoch at the hip pocket

Rupert Murdoch's thick heads at Fox News -- like Glenn Beck, who is constantly throwing out personal Barack Obama digs -- are starting to cost him money, with major advertisers boycotting programs.

Fortescue undercuts rivals in cheap China ore deal

Fortescue undercuts rivals in cheap China ore deal

Fortescue Metals Group has settled its 2010 iron ore contracts with Chinese steel mills, giving the Chinese the victory they need to attempt to pressure BHP and Rio to settle at larger discounts to the Japanese.

Seven's two-hour <em>Dancing</em> success

Seven's two-hour Dancing success

Two hours of Dancing with the Stars pulled big numbers for Seven last night, and helped Bones take out the following slot.

12% off in a fortnight: China markets slump

12% off in a fortnight: China markets slump

For the second week in a row, China's stockmarkets have refused to heed the assurances of senior officials and have fallen -- more than 12% in the past fortnight.

Bank DeathWatch: four more lenders go to the wall

Bank DeathWatch: four more lenders go to the wall

Glenn Dyer reports on the latest casualties from the beleaguered US financial sector.

US investors keep the blinkers on

US investors keep the blinkers on

For the third time in 10 days American markets and investors have received a reminder of the fragile state of the current recovery and market boom, writes Glenn Dyer.

Seven struggles with satire

Seven struggles with satire

It's clear the days of Fast Forward are well behind the Seven network -- TV Burp and Double Take won't last after plunging to loser class last night.

Forget MasterChef: food, craft mags sink

Forget MasterChef: food, craft mags sink

The nation's infatuation with home economics is yet to peculate through to magazine racks, as key titles continue to struggle.

The Dyer Index: Stevens' sunny-side-up optimism could bite him

The Dyer Index: Stevens' sunny-side-up optimism could bite him

There wasn't much left for Reserve Bank Governor, Glenn Stevens to say at today's appearance before the the House of Reps Economics Committee.

Circulations wrap: calm down Rupert, things aren't that bad here

Circulations wrap: calm down Rupert, things aren't that bad here

While Fairfax and News Ltd papers are suffering nasty falls in ad revenues, recent figures of Australian newspapers show small, but not fatal falls in some cases and small rises in others.