Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.

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BHP left in a pickle with potash assets

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Elizabeth Knight The market is in disarray, leaving questions over the value of its Jansen project.

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TV ad revenue continues to slide

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Elizabeth Knight Advertising revenue has fallen a further 0.62 per cent, capping off two years of decline.

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Regulator fired up over fuel dockets

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Elizabeth Knight ACCC boss Rod Sims has flagged action against the two major supermarket chains.

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ACCC flags action on fuel dockets

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Elizabeth Knight Rod Sims looks set to take legal action against the two major supermarket chains.

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Ten boss shows appetite for risk

Elizabeth Knight Hamish McLennan has been quick to flex his strategic muscle.

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Is it time to return the cash stash?

Elizabeth Knight Corporate Australia is sitting on a cash pile estimated at $100 billion, much of which is surplus.

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Fortescue asset sale up in air

Elizabeth Knight Forrest is prepared to take risks. It's one reason he continues to be tagged an entrepreneur.

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Billabong debt holders threaten to pull plug

Billabong takeover announcement: Incoming CEO Scott Olivet.

Elizabeth Knight and Glenda Kwek Two US hedge funds are believed to have threatened to pull the company under.

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Aussie icon to dance to tune of US saviour

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Elizabeth Knight Gordon Merchant will soon be marching to the beat of US private equity company Altamont.

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Wine mystery doesn't hold water

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Elizabeth Knight How do you misplace $35 million worth of wine without management knowing?

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US wine stocks stain market darling

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Elizabeth Knight What has Treasury Wine Estates been doing for the past couple of years, the market asks.

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Nod as good as a wink to a blind ASIC interviewer

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Elizabeth Knight A nervous twitch, loosening the collar, shifting in one's chair - the body language of dishonesty.

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When it comes to gambling, competition is not always good

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Elizabeth Knight James Packer's Crown was victorious in the battle to win a second casino licence in NSW, but the rationale employed by the expert panel that advised Premier Barry O'Farrell does not sit so neatly...

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Browne's days were numbered at network

David Gyngell and Jeff Browne.

Elizabeth Knight Nine Network managing director Jeff Browne is a commercial guy who would readily understand that having two highly paid executives doing the same job is unsustainable in a financially challenged...

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Watchdog pricks up ears and growls

Watchdog pricks up ears and growls.

Elizabeth Knight The Australian Securities and Investments Commission's decision to catch companies giving out price-sensitive information to analysts and selected investors by sitting in on their briefings won't win...

Daily deal site feels watchdog's bite

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Elizabeth Knight It's hard not to notice the new fashion in bragging. Maybe it's a product of the new consumer austerity drive or the emerging disdain for conspicuous consumption but the new dinner-party boast is now...

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ACCC draws its guns in online sales' Wild West

Elizabeth Knight The new dinner party boast is now how cheaply one has bought something online.

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It's all about Echo-nomics

Elizabeth Knight And the winner of the battle for the Sydney casino market is (drum roll please) … the NSW government.

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Government coffers the real winner from Crown's bid

Barry O'Farrell

Elizabeth Knight And the winner of the battle for the Sydney casino market is (drum roll please)....the NSW government.

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Crown faces casino D-Day

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Elizabeth Knight NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell will announce on Thursday whether he is going to make James Packer's multibillion-dollar gaming empire even bigger by awarding Crown a casino licence in Sydney or make a...