Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.

BHP Billiton on the front foot in numbers game

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Elizabeth Knight BHP has demonstrated its strong credentials among the big Australian iron ore producers in the race to increase export volumes.

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BHP pumps up the volume result but B team still a drag

For the big miners, it's a volume game.

Elizabeth Knight BHP Billiton has underscored its credentials in the race among major miners to increase export volumes.

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Solomon Lew walks Country Road to riches

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Elizabeth Knight Corporations law should include a new test for independent experts who assess the price paid for takeovers.

Reports

Financial inquiry head David Murray ponders advice, super

David Murray.

Elizabeth Knight The head of the Financial System Inquiry admits its interim report has canvassed some 'brave' ideas, writes Elizabeth Knight.

Qantas out of top 10 and collects third prize in Canberra

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Elizabeth Knight It was prize-giving day in aviation and our national carrier received mixed results.

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Independence and GFC the keys to David Murray's bank inquiry

Elizabeth Knight There was a view held among many in the industry that David Murray's role in leading the Financial System Inquiry would reflect his roots as a born-and-bred company banker - a man who as a teenager...

David Murray's independence shines through in financial system report

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Elizabeth Knight David Murray's assignment appears to have been more coloured by improving the operation of the system from the perspective of the consumer and the community rather than a desire to maintain the...

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Another hurdle cleared in Solomon Lew's DJs race

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Elizabeth Knight Billionaire rag trader Solomon Lew is agonisingly close to being swamped with more than $400 million in cash.

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High-stakes David Jones game about to pay off for Solomon Lew

Solomon Lew appears to have got what he wanted from the David Jones deal.

Elizabeth Knight Billionaire rag trader Solomon Lew is agonisingly close to being swamped with more than $400 million in cash.

Opinion

Woolworths' Masters plan running out of time

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Elizabeth Knight Woolworths boss Grant O'Brien is desperate for the market not to declare his home improvement operation, Masters, a man-made disaster.

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Woolworths takeover of David Jones a corporate chess game

Elizabeth Knight Time's up for Solomon Lew if he wants to throw a precisely placed grenade at Woolworths of South Africa's $2.2 billion takeover of David Jones.

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Woolworths takeover of David Jones a corporate chess game

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Elizabeth Knight Time's up for Solomon Lew if he wants to throw a precisely placed grenade at Woolworths of South Africa's $2.2 billion takeover of David Jones.

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Pollaers loses out in tussle over direction

Pacific Brands new CEO John Pollaers.

Elizabeth Knight What happens when a evangelist-like chief executive, with a big corporate vision, cultural change and lofty long-term aspirations for his company's greatness goes head to head with a tough investment...

Wotif hits its use by date as big players dominate

Wotif founder Graeme Wood still holds 15.5 per cent of the company.

Elizabeth Knight It started as a pioneering disrupter in the hotel booking space 14 years ago, but Wotif has already reached its use by date.

Regulation

ASIC rebounds to bark up the wrong tree at David Jones and Solomon Lew

Elizabeth Knight With bruises still fresh from the lashing it received at a recent Senate inquiry, the corporate regulator appears to be working on an image makeover.

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Wesfarmers not giving up on family

Richard Goyder CEO Wesfarmers Limited speaking at  the 2013 National Congress of the Group 100, Sheraton on the Park, Sydney. Tuesday 28th May 2013 AFR photo Louie Douvis

Elizabeth Knight Wesfarmers boss Richard Goyder has two problem children in Target and the Coles liquor division.

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Qantas loss could break billion barrier

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Elizabeth Knight We won't see any of the impact on the Virgin/Qantas truce for a while yet.

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Will a cashed-up Solomon Lew strike at Myer?

Elizabeth Knight I wonder whether Myer boss Bernie Brookes had a few restless sleeps this week.

Industry orphan Ten Network is in a downward spiral

Elizabeth Knight If the current crop of Ten Network tyre kickers don't bother to ask its chief executive, Hamish McLennan, for a peek at the log book and rego papers, the future of the third commercial network could...

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Massive payout ends 17-year war

Elizabeth Knight Ian Moir raised the white flag on Tuesday and as a result Solomon Lew will collect a $400 million bag of cash.