Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson comments on companies, markets and the economy.

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Qantas moves to crash through

Adele Ferguson Qantas boss Alan Joyce is spot on when he says the $252 million loss reported by the battered icon is ‘‘unacceptable’’ and ‘‘unsustainable’’.

Beware of getting burnt in the financial services' boiler-room culture

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Adele Ferguson Common sense tells you that if you cut tape lengthwise you end up with twice as much.

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Treasury Wines new CEO Michael Clarke has big challenge ahead

Adele Ferguson Retail and drinks companies have been spinning the management wheel in the past week.

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ASIC prepares to sell registry arm

Adele Ferguson Joe Hockey's ambitions to sell billions of dollars of assets and slash the budget deficit is likely to include a radical overhaul of the corporate watchdog ASIC, including the sale of its registry...

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ASIC must suffer slings and arrows

Adele Ferguson Chairman Greg Medcraft might wish he was in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday instead of fronting up to Senate inquiry into ASIC's performance.

What Coke needs now is more spritz

Cans of Coca-Cola Co. soda move along a conveyor belt at the company's Swire bottling plant in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S., on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Coca-Cola Co. Chairman Muhtar Kent, who pushed for the beverage maker's 11th stock split with an appeal for greater market liquidity, may be philosophically at odds with his biggest investor, Warren Buffett. Photographer: George Frey/Bloomberg

Adele Ferguson After 12 years at the helm, Terry Davis will deliver his swansong on Tuesday.

Qantas bailout: Virgin wants to get on board

Virgin Australia Boeing 737 lands in front of grounded Qantas jets.

Adele Ferguson, Matt O'Sullivan Abbott's government will need to offer financial assistance to the country's entire aviation industry.

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Politics aside, $22 million SPC bailout might bear fruit

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Adele Ferguson CCA will be able to write off a big chunk of its fruit and vegetable subsidiary next week.

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CEO choice a last chance for Treasury Wine board

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Adele Ferguson On February 20 investors will crank up the pressure on the board of Treasury Wine Estates for an update on the progress of its search for a new chief executive.

David Jones ex-boss Paul Zahra may stage comeback

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Adele Ferguson Speculation is rife that the board will abandon its search for a new chief executive, writes Adele Ferguson.

Analysis

Politics aside, Infrastructure Australia does need overhaul

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Adele Ferguson Deegan's public carpeting of Abbott government's proposed reforms set off industry-wide bomb.

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Six billion reasons ANZ is still crowing despite court ruling on fees

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Adele Ferguson ANZ pumped late fees by 7000 per cent, but bank still brings in billions in other charges.

Comment

When to run for the ESGape hatch

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Adele Ferguson What was once seen as on the fringe - ESG analysis - is increasingly being taken seriously.

Retail

DJs board will be on defensive as perceived conflicts flare up

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Adele Ferguson David Jones chairman Peter Mason will need to put on his full suit of armour this week as he meets outraged shareholders over the board's mishandling of a $3 billion merger proposal from Myer, as...

Comment

It's time for the David Jones board to resign

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Adele Ferguson That the David Jones board headed by Peter Mason sat mum on a $3 billion merger approach from rival Myer after a string of other bungles - including telling the market the year before about a...

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Groundhog day as Xenophon again turns up heat on Qantas

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Adele Ferguson Senator gives directors seven days to respond to a series of requests that go to the heart of their duties.

Safety performances at Australia's top companies is serious business

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Adele Ferguson Violent and untimely death of two workers at the Stena Clyde drill rig almost 18 months ago is a chilling reminder of the human face behind company safety performance statistics.

Is alarm at SMSFs just the financial industry's sour grapes?

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Adele Ferguson When regulators, superannuation funds, unions and investment banks start banging the drum in the media about the dangers of self-managed super funds fuelling a property bubble and distorting equity...

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Activist fund dives into NBN Service Stream

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Adele Ferguson Star-studded activist fund earmarks beleaguered NBN contractor Service Stream as its first investment.

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Trouble brewing in battle over beer

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Adele Ferguson It is no coincidence that as beer consumption hit a 66-year low in 2013, the country's two biggest beer companies are offering big bucks for the exclusive right to sell their products at sporting...