Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.

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Peter Mason retirement news brings to mind DJs debacle

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Elizabeth Knight The question being pondered at the big end of town this week is whether AMP chairman Peter Mason's decision to quit was his own or whether it was forced on him.

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CCA and Qantas: Authors of their own misfortune

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Elizabeth Knight In the same breath that Coca-Cola Amatil's boss Terry Davis revealed he had sought a financial grant from the federal and Victorian governments to rescue its ailing subsidiary SPC Ardmona, he said...

Another bad day at the office

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Elizabeth Knight John Redmond's exit after only a year as Echo CEO another piece of bad news for company that has become infamous for severity and frequency of its controversies and disasters.

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Fashion left on the rack in retail deal

Elizabeth Knight There are some crude analogies to be drawn between Australia's car manufacturing industry and the upmarket department store chains.

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David Jones continues search for chief executive Paul Zahra's replacement

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Eric Johnston, Elizabeth Knight David Jones will push ahead with its search for a replacement for chief executive Paul Zahra over the coming months, as the upmarket retailer has said it is up to Myer to return with an improved...

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David Jones investors demand answers on rejected merger proposal

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Elizabeth Knight The David Jones board and particularly its chairman Peter Mason are under renewed pressure as some shareholders test the level of support for calling an extraordinary general meeting to change the...

Retail

Shareholder fury at 'dysfunctional' DJs board

DJS

Elizabeth Knight The David Jones board and particularly its chairman, Peter Mason, are in a perilous position as major shareholders are considering calling an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders to change...

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ASIC's scrutiny of David Jones' 'dirty laundry' comes up clean

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Elizabeth Knight ASIC's verdict on controversial David Jones share trades is sure to disappoint some segments of the financial community.

ASIC's scrutiny of David Jones' 'dirty laundry' comes up clean

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Elizabeth Knight It's understood ASIC's investigation concluded there has been no wrongdoing, no evidence of insider trading.

Murdoch outfoxes fund managers

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Elizabeth Knight The decision to delist 21st Century Fox in Australia is a big blow to the funds that have had enormous gains from the stock since its demerger from print operations, writes Elizabeth Knight.

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Shell rethink on LNG looms large

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Elizabeth Knight Shell's new international boss is rethinking the economics of the it's Australian investments.

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Camping, sporting goods company Super Retail Group finds life no picnic of late

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Elizabeth Knight Australia's recreational speed boaters, campers and fishermen appear to have closed their Velcro wallets in the past six months and thus played havoc with the sales of this group's biggest supplier -...

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Qantas caught in pincer movement between Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines

Elizabeth Knight The cementing of a cosy relationship might have a big impact on our aviation industry.

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Forrest digs his way out of a hole

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Elizabeth Knight Eighteen months ago Andrew Forrest experienced an early 1990s Rupert Murdoch moment – a crisis resulting from the inability to digest debt used to fund rapid expansion.

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Fed's mantra: mind your message

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Elizabeth Knight World economies continue to recover, albeit a tepid improvement, but consumers and investors remain skittish.

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Telstra: There's sense in selling Sensis

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Elizabeth Knight Some might care that the doorstop-sized Yellow Pages could go the way of the horse and buggy, but most Telstra shareholders don't.

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David Gonski's appointment as chairman bolsters ANZ's Asia strategy

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Elizabeth Knight ANZ chief Mike Smith is not shy when it comes to voicing his frustration about non-believers of the bank's Asian strategy, or even those that raise legitimate questions around returns or some parts...

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Goyder profits from problem child

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Elizabeth Knight It's a fair bet that when chief executive Richard Goyder received the first of several unsolicited approaches from insurance companies looking to buy Wesfarmers' insurance underwriting business, he...

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A big ask for Bill Morrow at NBN

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Elizabeth Knight New head of the NBN just signed up for what will be one of the toughest corporate jobs in Australia.

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Holden: Good riddance to the emotional symbolism of car manufacturing

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Elizabeth Knight Good riddance to the great the Australian con – that we needed a local car manufacturing industry.

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