News and interviews on James Packer including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Monday, 25 June 2012
Kerry Stokes stands between Rupert Murdoch grabbing James Packer’s pay TV group Consolidated Media.
James Packer has a worthy partner, or rival, in KT Lim, the Malaysian casino-king with bold plans for his empire.
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
It’s a momentous time for Australia’s big media players and Rupert Murdoch, James Packer and Kerry Stokes are all jockeying for position in the new media landscape.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
While even his name has a comic book superhero ring about it, Elon Musk and his company, SpaceX, might well be the billionaire who takes the next great leap for mankind when it comes to space travel.
Crown Casino’s chair, James Packer, is an aggressive, competitive negotiator. Packer has won his fight for board representation at rival company, Echo Entertainment, but his triumph may not last the test of time.
Tuesday, 05 June 2012
Casino mogul James Packer has ramped up pressure on Echo Entertainment with a series of ads calling for the head of chairman John Story.
Friday, 01 June 2012
James Packer has been given a gift in his battle for control of casino group Echo – and it’s come from the man he’s stalking.
Thursday, 24 May 2012
James Packer has taken a share in biotech company Acrux.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Despite the family trust shenanigans, Gina Rinehart looks likely to once again dominate the BRW Rich 200 List.
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Spending on television advertising in the US grew by 4.5%, despite predictions the growth of the internet would erode television spending, according to a new Nielsen survey.
Monday, 14 May 2012
James Packer’s pitch for a Sydney casino continues, and with good reason – he's got his groove back.
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Billionaire James Packer has capped a busy 2011 by agreeing to offload his stake in the tourism business behind the Mt Hotham and Falls Creek ski resorts and Melbourne Aquarium for just over $58 million.
Monday, 05 December 2011
From canny investments in Seek and Carsales.com to the recent sale of cosmetics company Jurlique, the Packers have had some big hits over the years.
Thursday, 01 December 2011
Jurlique, the high-end natural skin care group, has been sold by billionaire James Packer and other investors to Japan's fourth-largest skincare group.
Friday, 14 October 2011
James Packer clearly has mixed views about the impact of the resources boom.
Friday, 02 September 2011
Australia's richest person, Gina Rinehart, has added to her growing stock portfolio by building a stake in listed coal explorer Carabella Resources.
Friday, 10 June 2011
Two websites backed by James Packer are now moving into the online grocery space, with DealsDirect announcing a new site dedicated to groceries in an attempt to challenge the dominance of Coles and Woolworths.
Monday, 23 May 2011
While no one will let James Packer forget the One.Tel disaster, he actually has a good track record when it comes to tech investment.
With the resurgence of online retail in Australia, industry experts are wondering whether niche-based, smaller websites will be the next targets.
Catch of the Day and its group buying subsidiary Scoopon have scored an $80 million investment from a group of buyers including James Packer's Consolidated Press Holdings, Seek co-founder Andrew Bassat and American hedge fund Tiger Global.