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The Pastor, his Ponzi scheme and a fleeced flock

April 23, 2009

The liquidator of a company that had been operated by a former Gold Coast pastor and solicitor as a form of Ponzi scheme is now intent on pursuing civil actions against the pastor and his family.

News Corp earnings to fall by 45%?

April 23, 2009

News Corp could produce a 45% slump in net earnings in its third quarter results, according to research from media analysts.

Kirin seeks to buy-out Lion Nathan

April 23, 2009

Japanese brewer Kirin have made an approach to buy-out Australian brewer Lion Nathan, of which they already own a 46.1% share.

Red ink flows at the New York Times

April 22, 2009

The New York Times Company has continued the trend of appalling results from US media groups, with a 27% plunge in ad revenue.

Why Time and Newsweek will never be The Economist

April 22, 2009

"We're going to turn things around by being like The Economist" may be the most overused magazine cliché, but trying to emulate the mag is a fool's errand. Vanity Fair explain why.

Is Google’s brand in trouble?

April 22, 2009

After a decade of near-universal love, is the honeymoon over for Google?

The four biggest greenwashing scams

April 22, 2009

Business's worst greenwashing culprits, and the enviro scams they're running.

The world’s most enduring brands

April 22, 2009

Each year a brand sums up the zeitgeist — think Lego in 1960, Coca-Cola in 1971, Levi in 1985, Guinness in 1999 and Google in 2000. But which is the most iconic of them all?

Food companies get frugal

April 21, 2009

The packaged-food industry has long touted itself as recession-proof. But strapped consumers are shattering that assumption, setting off a frenzy in the nation's supermarket aisles and cooking labs.

Austcorp follies just the beginning

April 21, 2009

Will intrepid Kevin and Wayne come to Austcorp’s rescue?