Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson comments on companies, markets and the economy.

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Leighton a pawn in ACS's game

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Adele Ferguson The battle to control the country's biggest construction company, Leighton Holdings, is about to heat up.

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Banks are alienating even their friends

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Adele Ferguson Political attacks do not appear to be the major cause of the extraordinary shareholder anger.

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After the outrage, regional manoeuvres could be the competitive way forward

Adele Ferguson A s the political storm rages over the behaviour of the banks and the need for more competition, the country's second biggest regional bank, Suncorp, is hatching a corporate restructuring that will...

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Bank on a Suncorp separation

Adele Ferguson Suncorp is hatching a corporate restructure that will create opportunities for deals with other regional banks.

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Qantas must face up to hard choices

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Adele Ferguson Qantas has spent the better part of the past decade finding ways to cut costs and create efficiencies to retain profits.

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Airline safety not the only headache for Joyce as Qantas share price flounders

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Adele Ferguson The Qantas boss, Alan Joyce, will need to make some tough decisions in the next year as he grapples with the political, financial and brand damage caused by three midair emergencies due to engine...

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ASX deal with Singapore runs into stiff resistance

Adele Ferguson AUSTRALIAN retail investors have condemned the move by the Australian Securities Exchange to sell itself to the Singapore Exchange and believe the deal should be recast to put the ASX on an equal...

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Takeover of ASX not in the national interest

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Adele Ferguson Exchange 'should have looked' at other options.

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Shake-up lets group make up lost ground

Adele Ferguson Westfield Group has joined the growing list of companies pressing the demerger button to create shareholder value.

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Westfield back in the hunt

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Adele Ferguson The move to spin off assets and raise capital signals Frank Lowy's Westfield reckons the property market has turned.

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New twist in television's tangled web

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Adele Ferguson The appointment of James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch to the board of Ten Network added a new and complicating dimension to an ACCC examination.

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Ten's offer of board seats to Packer and Murdoch catches the ACCC's eyes

Adele Ferguson The appointment of James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch to the board of Ten Network added a new and complicating dimension to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's examination of the...

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New FoI era at risk from old mindset

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Adele Ferguson Today ushers in a new era in the fight for improved transparency, openness and accountability in government and regulatory bodies.

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FOI laws have changed, and the Tax Office will be the first under the spotlight

Adele Ferguson Today ushers in a new era in the fight for improved transparency, openness and accountability in government and regulatory bodies with new freedom-of-information legislation and a new, independent...

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Price right, union waits on politics

Adele Ferguson The ultimate success or failure of a multibillion-dollar takeover of ASX will boil down to two things: politics and greed.

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National interest depends on Singapore sale helping to create a pan-Asian hub

Adele Ferguson The fate of the takeover of the Australian Securities Exchange will boil down to two things: politics and greed.

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Exchanging old world for new

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Adele Ferguson The proposed tie-up of the ASE and Singapore Exchange will restart the race to create a pan-Asian financial services hub as Hong Kong tries to cement its place as the gateway to China.

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Regulatory hurdles may yet scupper deal between ASX and Singapore Exchange

Adele Ferguson The proposed tie-up of the Australian Securities Exchange and Singapore Exchange will restart the race to create a pan-Asian financial services hub as Hong Kong tries

ASX looking the loser in merger talks

Adele Ferguson and Eric Johnston THE stock exchanges of Australia and Singapore held crisis meetings over the weekend to work out the best way to sell their controversial merger to the federal government and investors.

Public life, private pain of Samuel

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Adele Ferguson and Ben Butler Incompetent director or astute businessman? Vindictive bully or uncompromisingly principled? Charming or bloody minded?