Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson

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Spinoffs an option to unlock value

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Adele Ferguson Recent spinoffs will give boards the confidence to push the go button on demergers and asset sales.

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Tsunami finally catches up with insurer

Adele Ferguson Almost two years ago a British insurance industry figure likened QBE Ito a speedboat.

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Third time unlucky: QBE says sorry (again)

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Adele Ferguson QBE boss John Neal must have felt like he was experiencing déjà vu on Monday when he apologised to shareholders for the third time since he took the job 16 months ago for another massive downgrade.

Trapped in a downward spiral, Qantas is fighting for its life as it slashes jobs and seeks to save billions in costs

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Adele Ferguson For Qantas chairman Leigh Clifford, free markets are good for everyone except the national carrier.

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Qantas saga to get more bloody and brutal

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Adele Ferguson Alan Joyce's series of phone calls to the treasurer, minister for transport and opposition leader minutes after issuing a statement to the ASX that Qantas would book massive losses and be forced to...

Retail

Lowy leads Westfield change

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Adele Ferguson Westfield founder Frank Lowy agrees to become non-executive chairman of the two remodelled and renamed listed property trusts unveiled to shareholders.

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CCA dream job a sweet choice for Alison Watkins

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Adele Ferguson Alison Watkins was always going to quit as boss of GrainCorp regardless of Joe Hockey's decision.

Joe Hockey's move to block GrainCorp takeover sends strong signal: Andrew Forrest

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Adele Ferguson Mining billionaire Andrew Forrest has described Treasurer Joe Hockey's controversial decision to ban the foreign takeover of GrainCorp as an ''empowering act'' that was necessary given the near...

Takeovers

Joe Hockey's move to block GrainCorp takeover sends strong signal: Andrew Forrest

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Adele Ferguson Mining billionaire Andrew Forrest has described Treasurer Joe Hockey's controversial decision to ban the foreign takeover of GrainCorp as an ''empowering act'' that was necessary given the near...

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NAB board renewal may start with chairman Michael Chaney

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Adele Ferguson Talk in investment circles is that bank's chairman carefully considering his future.

On board with super changes

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Adele Ferguson Hundreds of directors sitting on more than 50 of the country's superannuation funds could find themselves out on their ears if proposals canvassed in a soon-to-be-released Treasury discussion paper...

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On board with super changes

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Adele Ferguson Hundreds of directors sitting on more than 50 of the country's superannuation funds could find themselves out on their ears if proposals canvassed in a soon-to-be-released Treasury discussion paper...

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Report finds companies with directors holding stock had better returns

Adele Ferguson Suncorp deal comes as data shows directors with 'skin in the game' generally outperform.

ASIC chief's overseas trips draw criticism

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Adele Ferguson, Ben Butler and Ruth Williams Paris, New York, London and St Petersburg are among cities visited by Australia's top corporate regulator, Greg Medcraft, during extensive taxpayer-funded travel that has caused him to miss crucial...

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Scrutinising ASIC: Is it a watchdog or a dog with no teeth?

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Adele Ferguson, Ben Butler, Ruth Williams Investors have lost billions under its watch and the business scandals are many, but opinions are divided on the cause of ASIC's problems.

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CBA's submission to a Senate inquiry pins blame on advisers

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Adele Ferguson Commonwealth Bank's submission to a Senate inquiry reads like a legal document designed to limit the bank's liability in a financial planning scandal by pinning it on financial adviser Don Nguyen and...

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Virgin boosts war chest for air fare battle

Adele Ferguson Virgin can continue its strategy to move upmarket and snatch market share from Qantas.

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Virgin fills war chest for Qantas battle

Passengers walk past a Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd. Boeing 737 aircraft at the domestic terminal of Sydney airport in Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. Australian business-class fares have fallen to record lows as Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd. challenges Sydney-based Qantas' grip on the market. Photographer: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

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Adele Ferguson Virgin Australia's surprise trading halt and $350 million equity raising – which represents more than a third of its market value – will allow the airline the luxury to continue the...

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PM's top adviser trapped in a time warp

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Adele Ferguson Maurice Newman's comments are a flashback to another era, but they are not the views of all business leaders.

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New toll road to fame and fortune?

Adele Ferguson Transurban boss Scott Charlton has put excitement back into listed toll roads.