Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.

Woolworths throws in the towel on epic fail

Elizabeth Knight Woolworths is set to close the chapter on the most appalling strategic move in its long history.

Wesfarmers to invade British hardware market

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Elizabeth Knight Retailer's move to gain foothold in the UK home improvement market brings with it some geographical risk.

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Dick Smith boss Nick Abboud departs

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Elizabeth Knight Dick Smith's high-profile chief offered to stay and help clean up the mess. Now, he's had a change of heart.

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Share market is a slave to clumsy China

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Elizabeth Knight When it comes to markets, China is like an over-sized child with enormous power but not much experience.

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Casino wars: Uneasy peace between James Packer's Crown and Star Entertainment

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Elizabeth Knight There is a new style of ammunition in the competitive war between Australia's casino giants.

The anatomy of Dick Smith's decline

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Elizabeth Knight Whether Dick Smith could have recovered is now academic.

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Why Harvey Norman won't be Dick Smith's saviour

Gerry Harvey told Fairfax yesterday that Dick Smith

Elizabeth Knight Veteran retailer Gerry Harvey says his company Harvey Norman has no interest in buying the failed electronics retailer, Dick Smith nor any of its properties.

Santa bypassed Dick Smith shareholders

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Elizabeth Knight It appears Dick Smith's pre-Christmas and Boxing Day sales weren't enough to keep their debts at bay.

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Domino's taking bigger slice of the global pizza

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Elizabeth Knight Addictive fast food and easy-to use ordering tech is the perfect profit mix.

Suncorp gets cold shoulder from investors

Elizabeth Knight With climate change and global gas emissions taking the main stage as a central policy issue for governments around the world it was curious that one of Australia's largest general insurers...

Clive Palmer battling hard to save empire

Clive Palmer might be looking at the end of his business empire.

Elizabeth Knight Gumtree post, January 2016: For sale – one (barely used) dinosaur theme park, five corporate jets, a set of plans for a replica of the Titanic, an abandoned former luxury resort on prime...

The week that will unveil the real Clive Palmer

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Elizabeth Knight The billionaire tag is clearly a misnomer, but is Clive Palmer headed the same way as Nathan Tinkler?

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Clive Palmer - broke or bluffing?

Elizabeth Knight Today is shaping up to be the one that unveils the real Clive Palmer.

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Broadspectrum provides little protection from hostile takeover bid

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Elizabeth Knight The Australian company running our detention centres refused a takeover offer a year ago; now it may have to sell for much less.

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Private equity record isn't Spotless

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Elizabeth Knight The close to 40 per cent nose dive in the share price of services company Spotless has provided the latest salvo in what is emerging as an attack on companies bre-birthed from the cocoon of private...

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Markets respond favourably to more certainty on US interest rate rise

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Elizabeth Knight Investors in the Australian market can thank US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen for the handy boost to our local market on Thursday.

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David Jones finds its cool, defies department store extinction

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Elizabeth Knight It seems the grand dame of Australia's high-end department stores is shaking off its staid image.

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BHP directors will need their flak jackets at shareholder meeting

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Elizabeth Knight This week's AGM is shaping up as a tough outing for the mining giant's board.

Affiliates need to be fleet of foot

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Elizabeth Knight It's not all that surprising that the regional television companies are desperately looking to be saved.

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Santos cash package repels potential takeover predators

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Elizabeth Knight Time will tell if shareholders will join disappointed suitors.