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A year of musings, rants and raves

CBD The measurement of success in the corporate world can at times be too focused on share price performance and profitability.

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BoQ weighs up hot seats and lucky seats

Scott Rochfort column dinkus

CBD The Bank of Queensland has found a cost-effective tactic to quickly win back the loyalty of shareholders after a profit downgrade.

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Not a silver spoon in sight at Hancock

CBD The iron ore magnate Gina Rinehart's sudden interest in media companies such as Ten Network and Fairfax Media seems just as intense as her fixation with a radio interview given on November 23 by the...

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Even big business goes speed-dating

CBD Greenhill Caliburn has stepped in to ensure that directors of listed companies avoid getting the wrong idea when their company is ever-hustling the market for fresh capital.

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CEO Oscar exits Folkestone drama

CBD The surrealist drama at the market dog Folkestone took another twist yesterday when the property company announced the sudden resignation of its chief executive, Oscar Guglielmi.

Rich all of a twitter about Big Brother

CBD The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has a new ally in his fight against Big Brother. The founder of the long-dead telco One.Tel, Jodee Rich, has noted that his new social media website, research.

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Crash in value on state's roads

CBD Privately operated toll roads have not been the only pieces of road infrastructure awash in red ink in the past year or two.

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Out of the money and out of court

CBD The debacle of Primary Healthcare's chief operating officer, James Bateman (aka son of Ed), and his one million share options in his family's company has ended in a loss in the Supreme Court of NSW.

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Wall of approval built for Oprah

CBD The managing director of Brickworks, Lindsay Partridge, is set to make his biggest gamble ever to get his bricks recognised on the world stage.

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Emotional baggage that doesn't match

CBD One of the founding partners of the law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell offered some free advice yesterday to any plaintiffs with ''emotional baggage''.

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Tapping into Sol's words of wisdom

CBD Telstra shareholders still grieving over the departure of their former chief, Sol Trujillo, finally have a tool that will allow them to tap into the wisdom of the Wyoming-born executive.

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That new logo's an inspired plan

CBD Investors who have been burnt - or have even lost their life savings - through the collapse of entities such as Westpoint, Storm Financial and Timbercorp can finally rest easy.

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Merrill Lynch man goes to the movies

CBD The former UBSite and Merrill Lyncher Tim Antonie really does appear to have a passion for film. Antonie expressed his ''delight'' yesterday at being appointed as a non-executive director of Village...

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Chairman of the bored keeps it real

CBD Harvey Norman's executive chairman, Gerry Harvey, has warned off potential headhunters looking to fill any non-executive director vacancies.

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Nowhere to hide from the taxman

CBD One Australia-founded company could end up feeling slightly less embarrassed than the Irish Prime Minister about the state of the Emerald Isle's finances.

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Public probe to soothe hot tempers

CBD The former executives of the Phil Sullivan-founded City Pacific could finally be asked to explain the collapse of the Gold Coast property group and its dealings with its largest mortgage fund.

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Win-win follows loss-loss for Gore

CBD A tearful Craig Gore was inducted into the Order of the White Shoe yesterday after managing to get enough of his 92 creditors to agree to the largest personal insolvency agreement in Australian...

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Some safety nets look like hammocks

CBD There is at least one large bank that understands that taxpayer-funded safety nets can only go so far.

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Barrister finds he's on the other side

CBD It was a ripe coincidence in the Supreme Court in Darlinghurst yesterday when the barrister Dion Accoto leapt to his feet and launched a fearless liquidator's examination into the demise of Wright...

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Receiver's greeting may be hi and bye

CBD Debenture holders in Bridgecorp Finance have received the first and possibly last snippet of good news since the Rod Petricevic-headed property finance group went belly up more than three years ago.