Stories by Greg Roberts

Packer's celebrity pull helps casino win

James Packer's successful track record in attracting Asian high rollers and celebrities has played a part in his big win on the path to building Sydney's second casino.

Written by Greg Roberts05 July 13 09:16

Coles caught out on home grown claims

Supermarket giant Coles has been fined $61,200 for selling imported fruit that it advertised as Australian-grown.

Written by Greg Roberts02 July 13 09:25

Miners lose shareholders' trust

The mining industry has gone from heroes to zeroes for shareholders that don't trust it anymore.

Written by Greg Roberts06 June 13 09:50

Leighton lifts profit but debt is up

Construction and mining services giant Leighton has assured investors its finances are okay despite debt levels rising sharply in the March quarter.

Written by Greg Roberts07 May 13 09:41

Big miners outline plans to reduce mining tax

Australia might never generate significant income from the mining tax, with three of the nation's largest miners outline plans to use up to $34.8 billion in tax credits to reduce future payments.

Written by Greg Roberts30 April 13 09:27

BHP chair calls for economic summit

BHP Billiton chairman Jac Nasser is urging the federal government to host an economic summit to pave the way for major economic changes.

Written by Greg Roberts12 April 13 10:24

Rio to slash 100 jobs

Mining giant Rio Tinto is cutting about 100 jobs from its coal mines as it tries to slash costs in the wake of last month's $US2.9 billion ($AUD2.8 billion) annual loss.

Written by Greg Roberts20 March 13 10:23

Visa to outlaw hefty card fees

Hefty credit card surcharges could be on the way out after Visa became the first company to ban Australian retailers from slapping on the fees.

Written by Greg Roberts18 March 13 08:43

BHP appoints new boss as profit slides 58%

BHP Billiton has appointed a new chief executive to chart a course beyond the iron ore boom and in search of new sources of profit growth.

Written by Greg Roberts21 Feb. 13 10:12

Walsh says Rio made poor judgements

Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh has taken a veiled swipe at his predecessor for the decisions that led to the major miner's first-ever financial loss.

Written by Greg Roberts15 Feb. 13 10:11

Business costs threaten LNG boom: oil boss

Rising business costs are threatening the anticipated liquefied natural gas (LNG) boom, says Exxon Mobil's Australian boss.

Written by Greg Roberts11 Oct. 12 16:47

ANZ begins $1.5 billion tech spend

A brave new banking world of fingerprint or facial scanning is set to replace PIN codes as ANZ invests $1.5b in technology.

Written by Greg Roberts04 Oct. 12 17:04