Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.

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.

IPO

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

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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?

IPO

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

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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...

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Qantas in dogfight with Virgin

Elizabeth Knight Qantas chief Alan Joyce can't say that the relentless airline price and capacity war in which it has engaged with Virgin will push the airline into a loss in the 2014 year, but nor can he say that it...

Retail

Angry investors to square off with David Jones board

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Elizabeth Knight Some investors are unhappy and ready to challenge the board.

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Bernie Brookes reports small improvements in Myer first-quarter sales

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Elizabeth Knight Listening to Brookes talk about first-quarter result doesn't really inspire optimism about retail.

Regulation

ASIC probes DJ directors' share buys

Elizabeth Knight ASIC is examining share acquisitions by two David Jones directors.

Retail

Watchdog eyes DJs execs' share purchases

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Elizabeth Knight ASIC is taking a closer look at share purchases by two David Jones directors, as details emerge of a rift among senior management.

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Investor revolt brewing at David Jones

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Elizabeth Knight A queue of institutional investors is waiting to pay chairman Peter Mason a visit.

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Boy band needs a few big hits

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Elizabeth Knight It should come as little surprise that decades of lobbying by women to redress the gender imbalance has achieved very little.

Executives add voices to call to redress gender disparity

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Elizabeth Knight Group of Australia's most senior business executives add their voices to call to redress gender disparity in the Australian board and management ranks.

Retail

DJs bosses bought stock before data

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Elizabeth Knight Two directors bought shares in the company two days before the public release of quarterly sales numbers.