Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.

Elizabeth Knight

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.

Elizabeth Knight

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.

Elizabeth Knight

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...

Elizabeth Knight

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.

Elizabeth Knight

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.

Elizabeth Knight

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.

Elizabeth Knight

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.

Elizabeth Knight

Murdoch wants his pound of flesh

Rupert Murdoch.

Elizabeth Knight Having been the largest single contributor to the election of the Coalition, Rupert Murdoch is looking for his reward.

Media

Gyngell's $17m sling for saving ship

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Colin Kruger and Elizabeth Knight Nine Entertainment chief David Gyngell, the man credited with saving the group from collapse last year, is being rewarded accordingly.

Elizabeth Knight

Price will be bottom line in network float

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Elizabeth Knight For all the hype and profile, the success of the Nine Entertainment IPO will come down to price.

Media

Nine is still not the one in TV battle

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Colin Kruger and Elizabeth Knight Nine's margins are forecast to be at more than 20 per cent in the prospectus.

Elizabeth Knight

Pressure on supermarket from all sides

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Elizabeth Knight It will be hard for Coles and Woolworths to escape unscathed this time.

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Future Fund may be Gonski's past

Elizabeth Knight Reports that Future Fund chairman David Gonski plans to quit to take up the chairmanship of ANZ may read like transition serendipity, but in the game of musical chairs someone has to lose their seat.

Elizabeth Knight

Still juggling act for Goyder

Elizabeth Knight Wesfarmers' engine room has reached a point where serious improvements are behind them.