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  1. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Kevin Rudd first battle is Murdoch in Australian election

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... he remains the preferred leader by a long margin over Abbott, the poll showed he has lost some ground. Labor is also battling the might of the Rupert Murdoch press, which controls 70 per cent ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Labor leader Kevin Rudd faces an uphill battle as voters lose confidence and Murdoch's media turn against him over 'toxic' politics ...

  2. Business - Companies

    News Corp, Murdoch open new post-breakup chapter

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York A new chapter opens on Friday for Rupert Murdoch and his News Corp with the split of the media-entertainment conglomerate as the 82-year-old coincidentally ... companies, both headed in some form by the Australian-born magnate. Murdoch has said the split will “unlock value” for shareholders by creating one firm focused on the high-flying television and film ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Murdoch divorce proceeding nearly final

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 09:58am by AP

    ... RYAN NAKASHIMA (AP Business Writer) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rupert Murdoch's divorce from his wife of 14 years, Wendi Deng Murdoch, is nearly final and the sides are close to amicably ... — that 82-year-old Rupert Murdoch controls through a family trust. That trust benefits his elder children by previous marriages — Prudence, Elisabeth, Lachlan and James. All of them except Prudence have ...

  4. Business - Companies - MEDIA

    Murdoch aims to defy naysayers with new News Corp

    Posted May 29th 2013, 01:37pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York As News Corp preparing to separate its publishing business from its entertainment assets Rupert Murdoch tried to convince Wall Street on Tuesday that there is still ... publishing business from its entertainment assets, Murdoch said that while some brands face individual challenges, as a whole the publishing portfolio is “undervalued and underdeveloped.” “I am ...

  5. Fortune teller

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Rupert Hoogewerf

    ... Rupert Hoogewerf's mainland rich list reveals the rapid rise of self-made billionaires, writes Didi Kirsten Tatlow Rupert Hoogewerf looks pale and a little fragile after what he says was a busy night socialising. But as a man who makes it his business to know what people are worth - the British accountant has compiled a list of the mainland's wealthiest people for years ...

  6. Rupert: the bear we have to cross

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines moneypost@scmp.com Feeling sympathy for Rupert Murdoch is an entirely new and slightly uncomfortable sensation, especially for someone like me. I've spent some four decades striving never to work for a Murdoch publication. Yet, even for a Murdoch sceptic, there was something unedifying about Murdoch's treatment at the recent News Corporation ...

  7. News - World - MEDIA

    Brooks testifies in phone-hacking trial about rise in Murdoch's media empire

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 01:29am by AFP

    ... Reuters in London Brooks tells of rapid rise to top of Murdoch empire Rebekah Brooks' meteoric rise to wield vast power from the pinnacle of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper ... "Neither is she on trial for having worked for Rupert Murdoch's company or for having worked her way up literally from the bottom through that organisation." During the first few hours ...

  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia defends media reforms amid strong condemnation

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 02:14pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia defended proposed media reforms arising from Britain’s phone-hacking scandal on Wednesday after a heated backlash from Rupert Murdoch’s local ... and stronger self-regulation requirements for the print media. News Limited, Murdoch’s Australian arm, was particularly strident in its commentary, likening Conroy on the front page of its Sydney Daily ...

  9. Business - Companies

    Murdoch, Abu Dhabi group eye Financial Times: report

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 02:59pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Abu Dhabi’s state media group are in talks to acquire the Financial Times Group for about US$1.2 billion, a report said on Friday. The move would see Murdoch add the respected Financial Times name as well as 50 per cent of The Economist newspaper to his vast empire, which already includes the Wall Street Journal ...

  10. News - World - PHONE HACKING

    Ex-Murdoch editor Rebekah Brooks launches phone-hacking defence, acquitted on one charge

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 08:37pm by Reuters

    ... The jury trying Rebekah Brooks over phone-hacking charges should not hold her role as a former Rupert Murdoch editor with huge political influence against her, her lawyer said, as the former ... was the editor of a tabloid newspaper,” he said. “Neither is she on trial for having worked for Rupert Murdoch’s company or for having worked her way up literally from the bottom through ...




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