Botten's 'deal bombing' of Coleman

ALL fishermen have a story to tell about the one that got away but Slugcatcher reckons Peter Coleman, the luckless CEO of Woodside Petroleum, can top everyone with a seemingly never-ending list of stories about the deals that slipped from his grasp.

Last week's "escapee", the proposed merger of Oil Search and InterOil, was not strictly a loss by Woodside, though it must surely have felt that way when news of the agreement was unsubtly announced