Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson comments on companies, markets and the economy.

Adele Ferguson

Gina Rinehart savours a win over the naysayers

Adele Ferguson Gina Rinehart's $7.9 billion financing deal for her Roy Hill mine project is the culmination of a six-decade family ambition and a much-savoured one in the eye for the naysayers.

Brewery an insurance against headaches for Computershare's Chris Morris

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Adele Ferguson Pubs, clubs, a farm, a brewery and an island - these things cost money, as Computershare founder and chairman Chris Morris has discovered.

David Jones, Myer elephant in the room: What's the big deal?

Adele Ferguson Focus intensifies on the elephant in the room: a $3 billion merger proposal.

Adele Ferguson

Abbott's rush to cut red tape may pose threat to clients

Adele Ferguson Legislation designed to weaken financial services reforms will be snuck through Parliament on Wednesday before the launch of the Abbott government's twice-yearly ''Red Tape Day'', or Repeal Day,...

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How Leighton was lost

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Adele Ferguson When Leighton Holdings chairman Bob Humphris was summonsed to Sydney's Four Seasons Hotel last Sunday he knew something big was brewing.

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DJs' chief Paul Zahra in strong position after rolling firm's board

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Adele Ferguson It's not often a CEO gets to roll his own board but Paul Zahra managed it on Tuesday.

Spanish Armada now ready to make its strike in Leighton Holdings tussle

Adele Ferguson Hochtief's message on Leighton Holdings is clear: it wants its cake and it wants to eat it.

Adele Ferguson

Spanish armada surrounds Leighton in takeover bid

Leighton Holdings

Adele Ferguson Leighton Holdings' biggest shareholder, the German-based Hochtief, has stunned the market with a generous cash offer to take its stake in the construction giant to 74 per cent and change the board.

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Glass ceiling scratched, not broken

Cate Blanchett

Adele Ferguson Few Australians have played the Hollywood game with as much success as Cate Blanchett.

Adele Ferguson

Qantas' message fails to cut through to public

AFR 27th february 2014 photo by Louise Kennerley Alan Joyce CEO qantas annoucing half year results at the westin hotel Sydney

Adele Ferguson The Abbott government's solution to Qantas' cry for help to ''level the playing field'' was almost Seinfeldian in that its recommendations were a show about nothing. So too was Qantas' response.

Adele Ferguson

Impasse over Qantas turns focus back to airlines's bosses

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Adele Ferguson The federal government's solution to Qantas' cry for help to ''level the playing field'' was almost Seinfeldian in that its recommendations were a show about nothing. So too was Qantas' response.

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Wing clippings for Qantas bosses

Adele Ferguson Whatever shape Qantas finds itself in a year from now, it seems unlikely Alan Joyce will still be running the airline.

Too many seats grounding Qantas and Virgin profits

Adele Ferguson Many of Qantas' woes could be overcome if it wound back the capacity it keeps putting on routes.

Aviation

Mayday: How Qantas went from national icon to corporate tragedy

Qantas

Adele Ferguson, Matt O'Sullivan The decline of the national carrier has all the makings of a modern corporate tragedy.

Adele Ferguson

At capacity: Too many seats grounding Qantas and Virgin profits

AFR/Companies - Average portraits of Alan Joyce CEO Qantas shot in training facility at the Qantas centre of Service Excellence.  Pic by Nic Walker.  Date 6th November 2009 SPECIALX 00117048

Adele Ferguson Virgin Australia boss John Borghetti came out swinging today and asked Australians to consider what sort of aviation future they want: back to a 1980s-style regulated market with high airfares or a...

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''.

Adele Ferguson

Qantas moves to crash through

Alan Joyce.

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...