Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.

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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

Ben Bernanke

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

David Gonski

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

Bill Morrow

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

VB Commodore

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

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Qantas investors on the sidelines, for now

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Elizabeth Knight Something is missing from the great Qantas survival debate - the company's main shareholders.

Nine has a task ahead to woo market

Elizabeth Knight Nine needs to continue to lift its ratings, market share and beef up new sources of earnings.

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Nine does just enough on ASX debut

Elizabeth Knight Nine Entertainment is undoubtedly the sexiest business brand to join the stock exchange lists this year but its appeal in terms of profit growth is a different matter.

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Qantas falls deeper into crisis

Alan Joyce

Elizabeth Knight Time is up for Qantas. The government can't fix the commercial disaster that the national carrier faces. The airline is in crisis and in need of radical surgery.

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Harsh dose of reality for Dick Smith investors

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Elizabeth Knight Investors that rolled the dice on the Dick Smith float needed to answer one question. Can this company make two different sets of investors rich in just over a year?

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Nine Entertainments sets IPO price at $2.05

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Elizabeth Knight Nine Entertainment has set its listing price at the bottom end of the range at $2.05 . The issue was subscribed three times over at that price and even at $2.10 orders would have been easily filled.

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That's it for cuts, it's time to spend

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Elizabeth Knight Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens wasn't expected to put an interest rate cut under the Christmas tree on Tuesday.

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Competition key to Graincorp bid

Elizabeth Knight Joe Hockey was well within his rights to place competition at the centre of national interest in his rejection of the ADM bid for GrainCorp.

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Elders hands out coffee with spin

Elizabeth Knight It's a PR nightmare - selling the market a story that a chief executive leaving 'immediately' is all about expediency and mutual interest.

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Dick Smith float a commercial riddle that doesn't compute

Dick Smith

Elizabeth Knight Float in early December doesn't stack up - or at least the $520 million price tag doesn't.

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Alan Joyce cops a legal warning as Virgin, Qantas dogfight escalates

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Elizabeth Knight Virgin boss John Borghetti has sent a clear message to counterpart Alan Joyce - Qantas doesn't have a monopoly on grenades.

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Echo's tale of a boat trip with James Packer was never going to fly

Elizabeth Knight And so ends a useless waste of taxpayers' money - the five-month investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission into the alleged attempt by Crown Casino's James Packer to collude...