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  1. 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 ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    Wendi Deng called 'evil' and 'admirable' on China's Weibo after Murdoch divorce news

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 01:40pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com The highly publicised divorce between News Corp chief executive Rupert Murdoch and his third wife, Wendi Deng, has divided the online community, especially after a BBC correspondent familiar with the matter revealed on Twitter that Murdoch’s reasons for divorce were "jaw dropping". While these reasons have yet to be publicly revealed, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Murdoch fallout tests press freedom

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... right, press freedom, comes into question. That has been the case with the lambasting of Rupert Murdoch by British lawmakers, whose damning report of a long-running phone-hacking scandal has found him unfit to lead his international media empire. Inevitably, their conclusion has been accompanied by calls for greater media accountability. Murdoch is a controversial figure, not so ...

  9. News - World - PHONE HACKING

    Former Murdoch editor admits to hacking British royals

    Posted May 15th 2014, 02:02am by VARIOUS

    ... Agencies in London Clive Goodman, once an editor for News of the World, previously said he didn't recall hacking princes Harry and William, and Kate Middleton Former Murdoch editor admits to hacking royals The former royal editor of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid admitted for the first time at a London court yesterday that he had hacked the voicemails ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    'Fake Sheikh' suspended after singer Tulisa Contostavlos drug trial collapses

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 01:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London 'Fake Sheikh' suspended after drug trial collapses Rupert Murdoch's British tabloid The Sun suspended an investigative reporter nicknamed ... to procure cocaine for reporter Mazher Mahmood, was dismissed by a judge at Southwark Crown Court in London. Mahmood rose to prominence on News of The World, the tabloid Murdoch shut down in 2011 ...




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