Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.

The IMF has been calling out its concerns about China's debt levels for months.

Fear that China debt bubble will burst

Forget the US or Europe, because China is shaping up as the favourite to fall victim to a major banking crisis, according to a dire and frightening warning from the Bank for International Settlements.

The home ownership dream may never become a reality for some sections of the market.

The house price souffle is rising again

The first two weeks of spring have brought with them an ominous threat - that house property values are getting a second wind in the already blustery property market.

For the past year, Myer's strategy has been marked as a great culling exercise.

Myer shrinks its way to growing profit

If all goes according to plan, Myer's sixth year of falling profits should be the last decline for the retailer, which is now 12 months into a much-heralded revival plan - which ironically involves shrinking its way to better performance.

There are plenty of experts blaming Monday's fall on computer generated selling.

No need to panic over $30 billion plunge

The more than $30 billion plunge in the value of Australian equities on Monday will make a dent in all our investments and super funds and result in an understandable degree of panic.