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Adam Schwab’s business winners and losers of 2014

Adam Schwab’s business winners and losers of 2014

From spectacular collapses to executives who never give up, 2014 was a busy year in the business pages. Let's look at those who made it all possible.

The Killing Fairfax cheat sheet: Packer loves boats, hates criticism

The Killing Fairfax cheat sheet: Packer loves boats, hates criticism

Killing Fairfax, by Fairfax journalist Pamela Williams, is out today. Crikey has sped-read it to give you the juiciest revelations ...

How six bad Fairfax calls cost shareholders almost $4b

How six bad Fairfax calls cost shareholders almost $4b

Fairfax executives and board members have sat back and watched more than 80% of the value of the company evaporate.

Mayne: would Gina oppress minority Fairfax shareholders?

Mayne: would Gina oppress minority Fairfax shareholders?

Having seen how Gina Rinehart treats her kids, does any self-interested Fairfax Media investor seriously fancy being a minority shareholder in a complex beast controlled by Australia’s most litigious Rich Lister.

Bartholomeusz: Fairfax strategy not crazy or brave

Bartholomeusz: Fairfax strategy not crazy or brave

Anyone expecting something radical or brave from Fairfax Media’s long-awaited strategy update today would have been under-whelmed.

Will Kirk’s $4 million farewell be the end of Ron Walker?

Will Kirk’s $4 million farewell be the end of Ron Walker?

After six years on the Fairfax Media board, the last four as chairman, Ron Walker looks like he’s doing a John Howard in attempting to stay one term too many.

Fairfax calls its mastheads “Cash Generating Units”

Fairfax calls its mastheads “Cash Generating Units”

Fairfax has an unfortunate way with words for a company that publishes so many, writes Glenn Dyer.