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How the Murdoch sons handled merger gossip during September quarterly briefing

How the Murdoch sons handled merger gossip during September quarterly briefing

Glenn Dyer November 9, 2017

Lachlan and James Murdoch presented a po-faced denial that anything is changing at Fox.

Breaking: Arrested Saudi Prince sells key $US1 billion voting stake in 21st Century Fox

Breaking: Arrested Saudi Prince sells key $US1 billion voting stake in 21st Century Fox

Stephen Mayne November 8, 2017 4 Comments

What does the shock sale, which comes in the wake of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's arrest, signal for the Murdoch empire's fortunes?

What you need to know about Fox, Disney and the future of Murdoch

What you need to know about Fox, Disney and the future of Murdoch

Crikey November 8, 2017 2 Comments

What are global media watchers saying about the changing forecasts for Rupert Murdoch's media empire?

Business barons take serious work ethic to Melbourne Cup marquees

Business barons take serious work ethic to Melbourne Cup marquees

Glenn Dyer November 8, 2017 2 Comments

Some of our staunchest opponents of worker's rights enjoyed took a much needed day off to drink and bemoan penalty rates at the races.

Unkillable corporate rights trade clause needs a bullet in the head

Unkillable corporate rights trade clause needs a bullet in the head

Bernard Keane November 6, 2017 17 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull is almost alone among Trans-Pacific Partnership leaders eager to allow multinationals to sue governments.

Cash-strapped Aussies buying less as wages, retailers languish

Cash-strapped Aussies buying less as wages, retailers languish

Alan Austin November 6, 2017 17 Comments

The Australian Retailers Association responded with undisguised alarm to the latest figures.

Goyder’s productivity fairytale refuted by basic data

Goyder’s productivity fairytale refuted by basic data

Bernard Keane November 3, 2017 7 Comments

Business claims that wages growth will only happen when there's productivity growth. Except ... productivity is still growing, and stronger than under WorkChoices.

Fairfax shares put to the test

Fairfax shares put to the test

Glenn Dyer November 3, 2017

With Fairfax shareholders yesterday approving the spin-off of the Domain property website business at a meeting held before the annual meeting, the question is: what will support Fairfax Media shares around their current level?

When a reformed pokies addict confronted James Packer …

When a reformed pokies addict confronted James Packer …

Stephen Mayne November 2, 2017 5 Comments

What follows is a transcript of part of the exchange between reformed pokies addict Anna Bardsley and the Crown board.

Should the Sydney Theatre Company keep Ian Narev on its board?

Should the Sydney Theatre Company keep Ian Narev on its board?

Ben Eltham November 1, 2017 3 Comments

The Commonwealth Bank’s Ian Narev may not be too popular with regulators or investors, writes Ben Eltham. But Narev retains the confidence of one key group: board members of the Sydney Theatre Company.