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Kerry Packer

Packer: bullying billionaire who loved brothels

Anyone who tangled with Kerry Packer - regarded by many as a billionaire bully - usually emerged feeling as if they had been dragged through a hedge.

Sunday, 29 July, 2007, 12:00am

Secret service solely for those in the know

A call to the United States Consulate-General in Hong Kong has recently proved to be a weird and wonderful experience for the layman.

Acting on a tip-off, your correspondent contacted the organisation yesterday afternoon.

4 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Reign threat

CHANGES to Australia's cross-media laws will impose tight ownership limits on media companies operating television stations and newspapers in the same market.

The amendment to the Broadcasting Service Act restricts the proprietor of a television station to a maximum 15 per cent stake in a newspaper in the same market.

29 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

JOHN Fairfax Holdings shares rise

JOHN Fairfax Holdings shares rose to a seven-week high yesterday amid signs that financier Kerry Packer may be adding to his stake in the company, traders say. The stock gained nine cents to A$2.81 (about HK$16), its highest closing price since December 28.

17 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Packer still Australia's wealthiest at A$5.5b

TELEVISION and magazine magnate Kerry Packer has vastly increased his wealth to retain the mantle of Australia's richest person, according to an annual magazine survey of Australia's wealthy.

Business Review Weekly said Mr Packer's minimum net worth increased from A$3 billion (about HK$16.8 billion) to $5.5 billion in the year to April 1994.

20 May 1994 - 12:00am

First casino backed

IN a place so enamoured of gambling and with good links to ''Down Under'', it is surprising that Hong Kong has heard so little of one of the most successful recent corporate floats in Australia.

That company is Crown Casino Ltd, the group with the licence to build and operate the first casino in Melbourne, the capital of the Australian state of Victoria.

20 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Packer's TV network records 16.4pc gain

NINE Network Australia, the television arm of financier Kerry Packer's investment empire, said profit in the year ended June 30 rose 16.4 per cent, despite losing advertising revenue from last year's Barcelona Olympic Games to rival Seven Network.

8 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Westpac share price jump

THE share price of Westpac Banking Corp yesterday jumped to its highest level since June last year on the Australian stock exchange, helped by rumours of stake-building by HSBC Holdings.

Westpac shares closed at A$3.54 (about HK$19.55), up 10 cents but slightly off the day's high of $3.58.

23 Apr 1993 - 12:00am