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Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.

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.

Ten needed a new $250 million loan, but its billionaire shareholders moved away from backing it.

Is Ten putting up the white flag part of a bigger plan?

Conspiracy theorists could be forgiven for wondering why only six weeks ago Ten's management seemed pretty comfortable they had the continued support of its billionaire backers. It certainly appears that at least two of these billionaires had a change of heart.

Lachlan Murdoch could be caught by the two-out-of-three media rules, and James Packer has no interest in the media.

Ten Network scrambles to escape corporate undertaker

It is difficult to see how Ten Network can escape the corporate undertaker after losing the support of the three billionaires, Lachlan Murdoch, James Packer and Bruce Gordon, who until last weekend had been keeping it afloat.