Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson comments on companies, markets and the economy.

IFM turns up the heat in $500m Polish acquisition

Something old, something new ... Warsaw streets.

Adele Ferguson INDUSTRY Funds Management, which is owned by 32 superannuation funds, has become the owner of the largest district heating network in the European Union following the $500 million purchase of a...

Fund's $500m buy in Polish infrastructure

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Adele Ferguson Industry Funds Management, which is owned by 32 super funds, becomes the owner of the largest district heating network in the European Union.

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While the US dithers, markets get the jitters

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Adele Ferguson The Australian market might be trading slightly higher today but don't read too much into it as its direction depends on how well the US can sort out the political impasse over its debt repayments.

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All over the shop: retailers need to embrace online shift or they will not survive

Online shopping.

Adele Ferguson When the Woolworths boss Michael Luscombe warned last week that next year would be the retail sector's most challenging year, he wasn't kidding.

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Retail going backwards but news not all bad as penny drops

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Adele Ferguson When Woolworths boss Michael Luscombe warned last week that 2012 would be the retail sector's most challenging year, he wasn't kidding.

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Premier sets retail blueprint

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Adele Ferguson Traditional retail operators need to grapple with the structural shift that is going on between online retail and the bricks and mortar world.

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Sonray case shows need to tighten shadow broking rules

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Adele Ferguson As Scott Murray, the chief executive of collapsed shadow broker Sonray Capital Markets, fronts the Supreme Court of Victoria today for a two-day plea hearing, the Australian Securities and...

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Imperative shadow brokers be included in ASIC's new market integrity rules

Adele Ferguson As Scott Murray, the chief executive of collapsed shadow broker Sonray Capital Markets, fronts the Supreme Court of Victoria today for a two-day plea hearing, the Australian Securities Investments...

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ASIC puts the squeeze on dodgy lenders

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Adele Ferguson The corporate watchdog looks like it's finally curbing excesses in the consumer credit industry.

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Luscombe's last year to be a gloomy one

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Adele Ferguson Outgoing boss of Woolworths Michael Luscombe has offered the market reasonable sales results but offered a dim outlook for the year ahead.

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Market movers pushed about by politics

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Adele Ferguson There's little surprise that the two big movers on the ASX today are Macarthur Coal and News Corp. But they are experiencing the very different effects of being caught up in politics.

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Government must remember the ghosts of venture capital banks past

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Adele Ferguson The Gillard government would do well to remember the ghost of the disastrous Victorian Economic Development Corporation when it is scoping out its new $10 billion green bank, which will be bankrolled...

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Carbon capture turns renewables cash to 'slush'

Adele Ferguson The Gillard government would do well to remember the ghost of the disastrous Victorian Economic Development Corporation when it is scoping out its new $10 billion green bank, which will be bankrolled...

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Tax complication spooks investors

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Adele Ferguson The market was always going to take a beating after the details of the carbon tax were announced. What wasn’t expected was the extent.

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Property trusts struggle in shadow of debt

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Adele Ferguson As the $75 billion listed property trust sector awaits the verdict on July 27 of a hedge fund attack on Charter Hall, other hedge funds are waiting in the wings, using cash-settled equity swaps to...

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Give, take policy with eye on polls

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Adele Ferguson It seems Julia Gillard is positioning herself as the Mary Poppins of politics. In her latest carbon tax reform package she has given two spoonfuls of sugar to the majority of the electorate to boost...

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A spoonful of tax cuts helps carbon medicine go down

Adele Ferguson It seems Julia Gillard is positioning herself as the Mary Poppins of politics. In her latest carbon tax reform package, she has given two spoons of sugar to the majority of the electorate to boost...

Hedge funds in hiding and ready to swoop

Adele Ferguson As the $75 billion listed property trust sector awaits the verdict on July 27 of a hedge fund attack on Charter Hall, other hedge funds are waiting in the wings, using cash-settled equity swaps to...

Stealth and taxes: ATO sets its technology on evaders

Shoji Sasa (Head Barrista) at Sideshow Cafe, part of Single Origin Coffee, Surry Hills. GOOD LIVING-SMH photo by Marco Del Grande on July 6, 2011

Adele Ferguson IF YOU'RE wealthy, an investor, an executive or operate in the cash economy, the taxman is watching you.

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Elders statement puts heat on Ludwig

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Adele Ferguson The move by Elders to put out a statement to the ASX putting a figure the cost to its business of the live cattle ban will crank up the pressure on the minister for agriculture Joe Ludwig to resign...

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