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    1. June 13, 2014

      Pablo Pieres: ‘It’s hard work, but living a dream’

      My father [Paul Pieres] first put me on a horse when I was three or four years old. He played polo in many different...

    2. September 27, 2013

      Carlyle takes stake in headphone maker Dr Dre’s Beats

      Beats Electronics, the audio group founded by hip-hop artist Dr Dre and music producer Jimmy Iovine, has sold a $500m equity...

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      A look at polo around the world: the state of the game in various countries, its stars...
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    1. July 9, 2013

      ECB looking to push out the boundary for Ashes series

      England and Australia join battle on Wednesday for the start of the Ashes, one of the oldest rivalries in sport, but lurking...

    2. June 15, 2013

      James Packer packs up in England after rain-sodden season

      It was billed as the coming of a new force in English high-goal polo. When James Packer, son of the late Australian media...

    3. June 15, 2013

      English polo: hopes high for sun and spectators

      The start of this year’s English polo season has been dominated by a particularly British concern. It has not been the...

    4. May 24, 2013

      Australia’s Crown sells out of Echo Entertainment

      Crown, the Australian gaming company controlled by billionaire James Packer, has sold its 10 per cent stake in rival Echo...

    5. March 6, 2013

      Billionaires back Beats’ music service

      A group that includes the billionaires Len Blavatnik and James Packer has invested in a new music subscription service being...

    6. October 25, 2012

      Packer wins approval for gaming resort

      James Packer has won regulatory approval to build a luxury gaming resort on a prime waterfront site in the middle of Sydney,...

    7. July 8, 2012

      Newsrooms reel after Fairfax digital move

      Australian journalists aren’t known for mincing their words. And the man running the country’s most venerable newspaper...

    8. June 22, 2012

      A son out to prove he is no chip off the old media bloke

      When the late Australian tycoon Kerry Packer was running his media and entertainment empire, he was the gambling world’s...

    9. June 22, 2012

      Stokes aims to muscle in on ConsMedia

      Billionaire Kerry Stokes has moved to disrupt Rupert Murdoch’s proposed A$2bn (US$2bn) bid for Consolidated Media Holdings...

    10. June 20, 2012

      Packer blesses News Corp’s A$2bn CMH bid

      Billionaire James Packer has moved to sever his family’s long association with the media sector by agreeing to sell his 50...

    11. February 5, 2012

      Mining magnates eye Australia’s media

      Media moguls are nothing new in Australia – think of Rupert Murdoch, Kerry Packer, and Kerry Stokes. But as natural...

    12. December 15, 2011

      CVC faces fight to revive Nine’s fortunes

      At the beginning of this century, a struggling Channel Nine was as unthinkable to Australians as a weak national cricket...

    13. July 22, 2011

      Packer lays foundations for title challenge

      When Kerry Packer arrived on the English polo scene in 1989, he made headlines by bulldozing his way into the sleepy West...

    14. July 22, 2011

      Argentina: riding high in polo’s spiritual home

      Forget the glamour of the Hamptons or the cachet of Cowdray Park. There is nothing in the polo world to equal the equine...

    15. April 30, 2011

      A resonance with Australian folklore

      From Mr John Foley. Sir, Part of your obituary of Sidney Harman, co-creator of the first home hi-fi, will have resonated...

    16. July 31, 2010

      Chukka and haka

      The Guards Polo Club – now bereft of BT and EasyJet chairman Sir Mike Rake, who has stepped down from the board due to his...

    17. July 11, 2009

      Packer in $19m effort to fend off raider

      A battle appears to be looming between two of Australia's richest men for control of the country's dominant subscription...

    18. July 10, 2009

      Packer pays A$25m to help fend off raider

      A battle appears to be looming between two of Australia’s richest men for control of the country’s dominant subscription...

    19. February 7, 2009

      Flintoff and Pietersen prove record India draw

      The introduction of English cricketers to this year's Indian Premier League yesterday helped set a record in the players'...

    20. February 7, 2009

      England stars top bids as India's cricket auction defies downturn

      An auction to secure cricket players for this year's Indian Premier League yesterday defied the global economic downturn by...

    21. February 6, 2009

      Pietersen and Flintoff top IPL auction bids

      An auction to secure cricket players for this year’s Indian Premier League on Friday defied the global economic downturn by...

    22. December 31, 2008

      Hands aiming to buy Packer ranches

      Guy Hands, the head of private equity group Terra Firma, is negotiating to buy the vast cattle ranches owned by the Packer...

    23. December 31, 2008

      Hands targets Packer ranches

      Guy Hands, the private equity chief, is literally looking to new pastures in a proposed deal to buy the vast cattle ranches...

    24. December 30, 2008

      Hands in talks to buy Packer ranches

      Guy Hands, the head of private equity group Terra Firma, is negotiating to buy the vast cattle ranches owned by the Packer...

    25. April 5, 2008

      Lachlan Murdoch's CMH deal looks back on track

      Lachlan Murdoch's attempt to resurrect his A$3.3bn (US$3.04bn) purchase of Australia's Consolidated Media Holdings moved a...

    26. March 7, 2008

      Lachlan Murdoch receives blow in CMH deal

      Lachlan Murdoch's planned media sector comeback has stumbled after he lost the support of one of his chief backers in his...

    27. March 7, 2008

      Lachlan Murdoch loses CMH backer

      Lachlan Murdoch's planned media sector comeback has stumbled after he lost the support of one of his chief backers in his...

    28. March 7, 2008

      Lachlan Murdoch's comeback on hold after CMH deal loses backing

      Lachlan Murdoch's planned media sector comeback has stumbled after he lost the support of one of his chief backers in his...

    29. March 7, 2008

      Lachlan Murdoch suffers blow in CMH deal

      Lachlan Murdoch's planned media sector comeback has stumbled after he lost the support of one of his chief backers in his...

    30. FT Alphaville

      January 22, 2008

      Murdoch and Packer confirm deal

      Lachlan Murdoch is poised for a comeback in the Australian media sector after joining forces with James Packer to take...

    31. January 22, 2008

      Australian media heirs to join forces

      Lachlan Murdoch is poised to make a comeback in the Australian media sector after joining forces with James Packer to take...

    32. January 22, 2008

      Heirs to revive media empire

      Lachlan Murdoch is poised to make a comeback in the Australian media sector after joining forces with James Packer to take...

    33. January 21, 2008

      Murdoch and Packer heirs join forces

      Lachlan Murdoch is poised to make a comeback in the Australian media sector after joining forces with James Packer to take...

    34. January 10, 2008

      Twiddling at ITV

      Another new senior hiring at ITV under Michael Grade has failed to inspire trading in the broadcaster's shares, which fell...

    35. December 28, 2007

      A year of punk and political survival

      Perspectives on 1977, for which the official archives have just been opened under the 30-year rule, depend strongly on the...

    36. December 13, 2007

      Crown empire expands gaming with $1.8bn Cannery acquisition

      Crown, James Packer's Australian-listed gaming business, has agreed to pay $1.8bn in cash to acquire the operator of three...

    37. December 12, 2007

      Australia’s Crown in $1.8bn US casinos buy

      Crown, James Packer’s Australian-listed gaming business, has agreed to pay $1.8bn in cash to acquire the operator of three...

    38. December 6, 2007

      Meridian lines up big backers

      A British manufacturer of high-end equipment for audio and video aficionados has attracted a multi-million pound investment...

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