Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.

Media

Media rivals facing a brave new world

Elizabeth Knight Fairfax and News are plotting strategies for the new digital battleground.

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Fairfax urges investors to join its new-age transformation

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Elizabeth Knight In many ways listed media businesses have displayed many characteristics of - and been treated by investors similarly to - retail stocks.

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Battered Billabong running out of time

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Elizabeth Knight Billabong's days of courting a string of private equity bidders are well behind them.

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Billabong jilted as suitors end courtship

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Elizabeth Knight After 18 months of show and tell by surf and ski group Billabong, none of its would-be suitors have put their hands up for a full bid for Billabong.

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Nine ducks bouncer from Ten

Elizabeth Knight Cricket is now the game where everyone wins a prize.

All hands to Seven's fix-it wheel

Elizabeth Knight It appears that Kerry Stokes' eldest son, Ryan, is in for a few more years of grooming.

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Mr Fix-It back on the job at Seven

Elizabeth Knight Don Voelte has emerged as the man who gets called in to fix the Seven empire's problems.

Stokes turns to Voelte as his Mr Fix It

Don Voelte

Elizabeth Knight Don Voelte has emerged as Kerry Stokes' "Mr Fix It" – called in to work in the Seven empire's trouble spots.

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New News is good news, says mogul

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Elizabeth Knight Rupert Murdoch says he can reinvigorate his financially shrinking print business.

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Echo boss takes fight to Packer

Elizabeth Knight Echo's new CEO took aim at Packer on Tuesday in retaliation for the billionaire's left hook last Friday.

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Zahra spot on with focus on margins

Elizabeth Knight Investors should not have been surprised by DJs' 2.2 per cent fall in third-quarter sales.

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Packer card game far from clear

Elizabeth Knight The biggest game in town is working out why Crown is selling its 10 per cent stake in Echo.

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Bernanke leaves market sentiment teetering

Ben Bernanke

Elizabeth Knight Ben Bernanke has spooked the market by suggesting that quantitative easing measures could be tapered off.

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Seven-year hitch works out for KKR

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Elizabeth Knight It is not easy to work out whether the private equity investor KKR made money on its seven-year investment in Seven.

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Worner to raise the stakes at Seven

Elizabeth Knight Don Voelte was for Kerry Stokes what Al 'Chainsaw' Dunlap was for the late Kerry Packer, the tough-guy cost-cutter.

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Seven CEO the obvious choice - a year ago

Tim Worner

Elizabeth Knight It was a little like Survivor: there was a list of potential chiefs on Seven's management island and one would ultimately win the title.

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Target's troubles lead to pain for all

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Elizabeth Knight The whole retail recovery story seems to have wandered perilously off script over the past quarter.

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Target's troubles lead to pain for all

Elizabeth Knight The whole retail recovery story has wandered perilously off script over the past quarter.

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Buoyant banks tread a fine line

Elizabeth Knight It is sizing up to be another bumper year for Commonwealth Bank profit, with the third-quarter result putting it in pole position to meet, or even beat, market forecasts.

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Buoyant banks tread a fine line

Elizabeth Knight Next few months could provide tipping point for CBA and fellow 'big four' banking club members.