Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.

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Billabong advisers skim off $23m fees

Elizabeth Knight Billabong chairman Ian Pollard freely admits he would rather have spent the money elsewhere.

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No value in fuelling discount debate

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Elizabeth Knight The shopper dockets debate is a no-fly zone in the lead-up to an election.

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Media groups must face common enemy

Elizabeth Knight The longer-term game is no longer about Murdoch versus Fairfax, or Seven versus Nine.

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Echo's Crown challenge a pricey punt

Elizabeth Knight Challenging James Packer's attempt to get into the NSW casino market cost The Star's owners Echo Entertainment $5 million. It seems like a fairly expensive bet.

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Newcrest briefing move casts shadow

Elizabeth Knight Woodside is essentially swimming in cash - at a point where it can funnel cash into its vaults.

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O'Halloran's ghost haunts insurer

Elizabeth Knight You could hear the former boss of QBE rattling around the room as John Neal fronted investors.

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Growth pause leaves a bitter taste

Elizabeth Knight BlueScope provided a blunt reminder that its troubles are not just currency-related.

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Dunn and dusted at end of an era

Elizabeth Knight The outgoing AMP chief may be best remembered for his last big announcement.

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Short shrift for yield-hungry CBA investors

Elizabeth Knight CBA produced a record set of profit numbers. But it wasn't enough for investors.

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Why CBA's 'perfect 10' result wasn't cheered

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Elizabeth Knight CBA has produced a set of numbers that one analyst described as ''a perfect 10", but it still wasn't enough for traders.

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Follow the money in iron ore

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Elizabeth Knight A price surge has divided the experts. The market is following the bulls.

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DJs makes a liberating concession

Elizabeth Knight For five years the electronics business within DJs has been an earnings anchor looking for an axe.

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JB Hi-Fi model suits tough times

Elizabeth Knight Being the first cab off the retail earnings rank JB Hi-Fi is a bellwether for how the sector is travelling. It seems that it's still pretty ugly out there.

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Man overboard as Murdoch clings to past

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Elizabeth Knight Kim Williams was a force for change, but he made foes.

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An embarrassing changing of the guard at News

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Elizabeth Knight There is plenty of investment risk in Rupert Murdoch’s decision to replacing the new guard at News Corp with the old guard. It’s meant to be other way around.

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The risk in Telstra's momentum

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Elizabeth Knight You can cut Telstra’s result any way you like but in the end it's a mobile phone company.

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Future looks bright for unshackled Fox

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Elizabeth Knight Unshackled from print, 21st Century Fox has plenty of upside leaving competitors in its wake.

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Rupert Murdoch stuck in sideshow alley as stellar results land

Elizabeth Knight Rudd v Murdoch - entertaining as it is - is a sideshow. The media mogul's future is all about the performance of 21st Century Fox and it didn't disappoint.

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Qantas braces as rival hits turbulence

Elizabeth Knight Market eyes will now be trained on Qantas and what it might produce for its full-year earnings.

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Teething problems follow Virgin acquisitions

Elizabeth Knight Virgin Australia appears to be suffering from an uncomfortable case of indigestion - over the past 18 months it has bought two new businesses, changed its booking system technology and engaged in a...