Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.

Elizabeth Knight

Frightened consumers can only mean bad news for retailers

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Elizabeth Knight Retail companies and their investors that were hoping the sudden sharp fall in consumer confidence in response to the federal budget would be short-lived are now starting to worry.

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Playing for high stakes in the financial games of billionaires

Elizabeth Knight Australians might admire or envy billionaires, but it's a fair bet that most don't necessarily trust them.


Qantas to clip wings of 223 pilots


Elizabeth Knight Qantas informs its 767 and 747 pilots that 223 of them will be surplus to requirements.


Qantas confirms 'surplus' pilot numbers

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Elizabeth Knight Qantas has informed its Boeing 767 and 747 pilots that 223 of them will be surplus to requirements by the end of June as part of its 5000 company-wide staff cutting exercise.

Optus fires first shot in data war

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Elizabeth Knight It was a matter of time before Vodafone or Optus became fed up with customers going to Telstra.

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David Jones may not be main prize for Solomon Lew

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Elizabeth Knight At last the big end of town can stop talking about why gaming billionaire James Packer and his best friend Nine Entertainment boss David Gyngell partook in a fisticuffs set-to on the pavement at...

Frank Lowy's reputation dented after Westfield Retail Trust ambush

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Elizabeth Knight Oppressor, bully, intimidator are but a few of the terms being used to describe Frank Lowy.

Business gets social but not to plan

Elizabeth Knight Businesses understand they need a social media strategy, but in some cases that's as far as their intelligence extends.

State versus state in great casino stoush

Elizabeth Knight Another contest is being waged between two states over which will become the country's casino mecca.

Telstra investors want steady hand

Elizabeth Knight David Thodey would have been expecting accolades when he fronted the media last week.

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A war that Joyce could ill afford

Elizabeth Knight Qantas' 65 per cent line in the sand on market share seems to have been washed away by the tide of red ink.

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Why Telstra wants to Wi-Fi Australia

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Elizabeth Knight Telstra can't sell itself as the largest and the most reliable mobile network forever.

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Nerves of steel a must in the iron ore game

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Elizabeth Knight Australia's most important guessing game is how low the price of iron ore could move.

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Two-edged sword for retailers

Elizabeth Knight The impact of the federal budget on the retail industry should be binary.

Qantas flies into yet more trouble

Qantas: A push for a major redundancy program will see as many as 300 pilots go.

Elizabeth Knight This week possibly hundreds of Qantas pilots will be offered redundancy packages as the airline moves to achieve its goal of reducing staff by 1200 by the end of June and a targeted 5000 cull of...

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Watkins and Coke playing to new tune

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Elizabeth Knight The flushing out of Coca-Cola's top management ranks looks to be almost complete.

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Why Gyngell took a fall for Packer

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Elizabeth Knight The fallout from the weekend's public punch-up between billionaire James Packer and Nine Entertainment boss David Gyngell has all the hallmarks of a public relations stitch up -- where Packer plays...

Mystery remains on what caused the David Gyngell-James Packer punch-up

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Elizabeth Knight The Sydney business community is small, closely knit and James Packer sits at its centre.

No cheap shots yet emerging

Elizabeth Knight The Sydney business community runs on money and power as much as it does on cuff links, clubs and breast-pocket kerchiefs. It's small, closely knit and James Packer sits at its centre.


ACCC's Rod Sims finally drags Coles to checkout

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Elizabeth Knight Finally the courts will get to decide whether the howls of protest over the behaviour of Australia's big supermarket companies towards their suppliers are justified.