Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.

Capital requirements are going up, but banks can get there without "big bang" capital raisings.

Bank shareholders throw a $14 billion party

The banks and their shareholders exhaled a collective sigh of relief when the financial regulator pronounced that they were pretty damn close to being 'unquestionably strong'.

New Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate says she hopes former Blackmores chairman Marcus Blackmore is proud that the ...

From pills to post: Christine Holgate

Meet Australia's most important woman - Christine Holgate. She has been chosen to head one of Australia's oldest, most financially and structurally challenged, politically fraught and controversial organisations, Australia Post.

Australia's highly-indebted housing market could slow in the second half of the year if banks raise their rates to pass ...

The home loan borrowers left out to dry

There is a hidden and worrying risk lurking for a particular set of mortgage borrowers, whose level of financial stress is about to get a whole lot worse.

Is Rio accident-prone, unlucky or is there a bigger governance problem behind its series of poor director and senior ...

Mining scandals: Rio Tinto's governance fiasco

In the wake of yet another Rio Tinto director resignation under a scandal-heavy cloud it's only fair to ponder whether this company is accident-prone, unlucky or if there is a bigger underlying governance malfunction behind its series of poor director and senior management choices.