News and interviews on Kerry Packer including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Monday, 09 July 2012
You've got to know when to hold ‘em, especially when you have multimillions on the line, like some of these whales of the gambling world regularly do.
Monday, 14 May 2012
James Packer’s pitch for a Sydney casino continues, and with good reason – he's got his groove back.
Monday, 19 July 2010
While most of the world's billionaires don't give away their money-making secrets, they do provide some valuable tips for investors and entrepreneurs.
Friday, 23 April 2010
News Corporation must seriously re-evaluate its ownership of the Melbourne Storm and the National Rugby League following its salary cap shock.
Monday, 01 February 2010
As some struggling millionaires have been forced to slash their household staff numbers, we look at the crucial people the rich rely on.
Thursday, 15 October 2009
While there's a chance James Packer might be eyeing Tabcorp, it's an equal bet that he will take Crown private. What we do know is, despite claims to the contrary, he's planning something big.
James Packer's decision to buy just over $200 million of shares in Crown Ltd to lift his shareholding above 40% has triggered a flurry of speculation as to his motives.
Friday, 09 October 2009
Packer tells Leckie to “f..k off”, on the eve of the release of a new book that claims a $4 billion drop in Packer’s net wealth plunged the entrepreneur into depression.
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
The success of Solomon Lew's bid for Just Group and the chain's subsequent rebound to profitability may make his next shopping foray more difficult, or at least more expensive.
Monday, 14 September 2009
With his 12-month asset sales now at $1 billion, Packer watches are asking one big question: what next?
Monday, 07 September 2009
James Packer sells off his family’s stake in Challenger Financial Services for just under $400 million, with speculation building he may take Consolidated Media private.
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
This might not seem like the best time to start building a fortune, but a surprising number of businesses were born during the early 1990s recession. We've found 10 wealthy entrepreneurs who started making a bundle when things looked very bad.
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
The fate of PBL Media, owner of Nine Network and the ACP magazines empire, remains unclear after the company failed to announce whether it had secured approval from its banking syndicate for a $445 million recapitalisation package.
Friday, 12 December 2008
The year 2008 may well go down in history as the year Australia’s richest investors lost their mojo. JAMES THOMSON tracks the downward spiral, and measures the rich top 30’s rate of leakage.
Friday, 31 October 2008
If the wealth of a horse’s owner were a reliable indicator to its racing form, how would the field in this year’s Melbourne Cup rank? JAMES THOMSON constructs a Rich Secrets form guide.
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
The rise of Malcolm Turnbull to the position of Liberal leader means the top echelon of Australian politics is now dominated by two men who understand entrepreneurship – and whose families have become wealthy because of it.
Saturday, 26 July 2008
Once they’ve got it, the rich want to keep it, but the taxman’s surveillance tools are getting better at uncovering what the wealthy want to hide. By JAMES THOMSON
Thursday, 07 February 2008
Confidence is down, and the feeling of an impending slowdown has many SMEs spooked. MIKE PRESTON gleans six survival strategies from entrepreneurs who have prospered through a recession.
Thursday, 24 January 2008
Bulletin closure signals end of generalist magazines