Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson comments on companies, markets and the economy.

Adele Ferguson

Beer today, none tomorrow as brewer takes on big chains

Foster's beer

Adele Ferguson As the dust settles on the move by the Foster's beer boss, John Pollaers, to withdraw key products from Woolworths and Coles after three years of loss-leading antics, the spotlight is turning to the...

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Pricing power of giants exposed by Foster's stunt

Beer

Adele Ferguson The decision by Foster's to pull key brands from the supermarket chains to stop them discounting below cost has stirred up a hornets' nest.

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Penfolds goes shopping for cut-price Penfolds

Adele Ferguson The head of Foster's Group sales sends a novel email to his sales staff to use their company credit cards and buy as much Penfolds 389 as they can from Coles liquor outlets.

Beer backlash hits retailers

Craft Beer

Adele Ferguson and Richard Willingham Retail giants Woolworths and Coles are facing a growing public backlash and scrutiny in Parliament over their aggressive pricing strategies.

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Grocery giants to get grilling over grog wars

Beer

Adele Ferguson and Jen Rosenberg A PARLIAMENTARY inquiry into the milk price wars between the supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths will unofficially be extended to beer when the two retailers front up for a grilling in Canberra...

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Beer war as Foster's takes on chains to stop sale of $28 cases

fosters

Adele Ferguson BEER has become the new battleground in the supermarket price war after the country's biggest beer group, Foster's, pulled key stock from Coles and Woolworths after learning of a blitz promotion to...

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Beer wars: big retail v Foster's

Victoria Bitter - VB

Adele Ferguson Beer becomes new battleground in supermarket price war as country's biggest brewer pulls key brands from Coles and Woolworths after learning of plans for promotional war to sell it at below cost...

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Mounting toll of natural disasters strikes a chill note for the insurance industry

Adele Ferguson In the underwriting room of the world's biggest insurance market, Lloyd's of London, hangs the Lutine Bell. It rings once for world disasters.

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Magnitude of insurance claims still almost impossible to measure

Adele Ferguson A week after the devastating 9.0-scale Japanese earthquake, the bell has yet to toll at the Lloyd's headquarters in Lime Street, London.

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Seismic shock for fractured global economy following Japan earthquake

Adele Ferguson The ramifications of the earthquake will accentuate an already challenging situation.

Insurance stocks take a battering

Stocks

Adele Ferguson, London The biggest earthquake in Japan's history has left the global equities and insurance markets reeling.

Japan impact rattles investors

markets

Adele Ferguson LONDON THE biggest earthquake in Japan's history left the global equities and insurance markets reeling as experts spent the weekend grappling with the financial impact on the world's third-biggest economy...

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Aftershocks from Japan when there are already pressures enough on the global economy

Adele Ferguson Until the earthquake in Japan rocked the world on Friday, the two biggest threats to the global economy were a potential oil supply shock triggered by the political turmoil in the Middle East and the...

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Corrigan's passion for business and reform at home in three-sided Qube

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Adele Ferguson Corporate powerbroker Chris Corrigan might be 65 but he hasn't lost any of his sparkle when it comes to reform.

Corrigan is back in the game

Adele Ferguson CHRIS CORRIGAN'S Qube Logistics is riding a wave of heightened investor interest before a huge corporate restructure, a new strategic shareholder, and a plan to buy the remaining 50 per cent in the...

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Corrigan returns to his stomping ground with new friends and old passions

Adele Ferguson The corporate powerbroker Chris Corrigan might be 65 but he has not lost any of his sparkle when it comes to reform, particularly around Australia's inefficient export and import supply chains.

Corrigan sails high on the winds of growth initiatives

usiness_Qube

Adele Ferguson Chris Corrigan's Qube Logistics hit a record high as investors piled into the stock before a massive corporate restructure.

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Canberra reneges on infrastructure commitments

Adele Ferguson When the federal government postponed a $500 million commitment to a project it had already agreed on - the Regional Rail Link - it sent a chilling message that its big bang nation-building agenda...

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Lowy succession plan signals subtle shift in power

Adele Ferguson Turning 80 was momentous for Frank Lowy. For the first time in his working life, the country's richest man - worth an estimated $5 billion - began to think the unthinkable: loosening an iron grip on...

Lowy makes an out of Westfield decision

Westfield

Adele Ferguson Turning 80 was momentous for Frank Lowy. For the first time in his working life, the country's richest man - worth an estimated $5 billion - began to think the unthinkable.