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AFL toys with McGuire Media joint venture

March 3, 2002

News of yet another conflict of interest for Eddie McGuire has Crikey embarking on a major examination of the way the commercial operations of the AFL are run. No doubt this will further cruel our pitch for accreditation this year.

Is there a mining outfit not burnt by hedging?

March 3, 2002

Crikey's old school mate and flatmate Mr G has worked in all manner of places that do complex currency and commodity hedging and he has some thoughts on the $5 billion lost by Peter Costello on the currency casino.

Losing lots of money on sports properties

February 17, 2002

The impending collapse of a London-based company Sportsworld will have profound implications on the Australian sports market.

Win a free sub by adding to this fascinating new global brands list

February 3, 2002

Crikey is keen to establish which non-American countries own which globally recognised brands in this globalised world and will give a free sub to anyone who can come with 5 brands that should be added to this list. We're also building a list of global brands not owned by their country of origin.

George W in the Garden of Gethsemane

February 3, 2002

Crikey doesn't always agree with lefty American humorist Mike Moore but Enron really is indefensible and he spells out the arguments and the facts very well.

AICD boss reckons boards are getting done over

February 3, 2002

Wendy Wedge reckons corporate boards are even more thin-skinned than political players and they've also performed badly.

The big donors to Labor in Queensland

February 3, 2002

Below is a summary of the major political donors to the Queensland ALP in 2000-01 - an election year. We're keen for your feedback as to what they all got in return for the donation and how it came about. And below the list is the story about the donations run by the Courier Mail on February 2.

JWT snapped up as Singo drops his own name

February 3, 2002

When Aussie John Singleton calls his shareholders together Crikey is always there because it's the only meeting of the year held in a bar and someone has throw a few curly questions at this uncouth six times married larrikin.

Frequent flyers completely shafted as Tesna bid teeters

February 3, 2002

Frequent flyers have been totally shafted by the Ansett administrators and their bed-fellows from the union movement, but they still approved the Tesna sale at last week's creditors meeting after the unions played the PR game smartly.

How can a Bermudan like Pat Rafter be Australian of the Year?

January 21, 2002

Tax dodger Pat Rafter should never have been awarded the Australian of the Year award whilst he is living in Bermuda to minimise the slice that Australia gets of his estimated $40 million in career earnings.