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Fairfax shifts focus to listing Domain on ASX

Fairfax shifts focus to listing Domain on ASX

Glenn DyerAug 16, 2017

Fairfax media, like News Corp, is trying to separate their profitable real estate listings business Domain from their struggling news media operations.

Should you be worried about Fairfax and News Corp's ridiculous new copyright scheme?

Should you be worried about Fairfax and News Corp's ridiculous new copyright scheme?

Asher WolfAug 16, 20172 Comments

Fairfax and News Corp are two of quite a few media organisations to have signed up to a new "free and open licence" for content. But as freelance journalist Asher Wolf writes, the new arrangement is neither free nor open.

Seven's profits suffer massive hit

Seven's profits suffer massive hit

Glenn DyerAug 16, 2017

Seven West Media reports a $744 million loss for the year, with $988 million in writedowns placing the company firmly in the red.

News Corp discloses unprecedented figures

Glenn DyerAug 15, 20171 Comment

News Corp have changed their policy and released figures on the size of their newspaper revenues. What does this allow us to see about News Corp's business, and what does it portend for the future?

Isentia braces for poorer-than-expected results in wake of King Content fiasco

Isentia braces for poorer-than-expected results in wake of King Content fiasco

Emily WatkinsAug 14, 2017

Isentia probably should not have bought King Content in retrospect -- though the company swears it was a good idea at the time.

What happens when Warren Buffett dies? The answer's not reassuring.

What happens when Warren Buffett dies? The answer's not reassuring.

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneAug 14, 2017

The control of Australia's insurance market wielded by Warren Buffett's General Re makes his continuing health a subject of real import for the Australian financial system, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

News Corp's print figures looking more like obituary

News Corp's print figures looking more like obituary

Christopher WarrenAug 14, 20172 Comments

With the release of News Corp's financial figures it is becoming clear that in print news is on the decline. How long can it last subsidised by the digital real estate arm of the corporation?

Don't bet against it: Packer still at home in the casino business

Don't bet against it: Packer still at home in the casino business

Michael SainsburyAug 14, 20171 Comment

With the release of the last of his imprisoned employees in China, Packer has learned from his errors and is again refocusing Crown towards the future.

CBA v the regulators: the questions that need to be asked

CBA v the regulators: the questions that need to be asked

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneAug 10, 20172 Comments

We need to hear from the other financial regulators who knew what and when about the CBA money-laundering scandal, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

That was then, this is now: Martin Ferguson's head-spinning 180 on union power

That was then, this is now: Martin Ferguson's head-spinning 180 on union power

Charlie LewisAug 9, 201716 Comments

Martin Ferguson used to be a unionist and a Labor stalwart. So what's he doing shilling for the mining industry and saying unions have too much power?