Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.

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Murdoch family feud: Lachlan's return all about Wendi

Elizabeth Knight The prodigal son, Lachlan Murdoch, was in Sydney when the first major plank in his father Rupert's succession plan was revealed.

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Coles, Woolies shopper-docket rumble going down in Federal Court

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Elizabeth Knight Whether to stack or bundle - that is the question being pondered in the Federal Court.


Myer-DJs talks to kick off with advisors in coming week

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Elizabeth Knight Myer boss Bernie Brookes says he expects that Myer and David Jones' investment bank advisors will begin talks in the coming week.

FOFA delay bad news? Not for the big banks with other fish to fry

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Elizabeth Knight The last thing the banks want is a public relations war on financial services advice.

Macquarie Group's fortunes perking up

Elizabeth Knight Macquarie is one of those stocks that traders love because the share price is so volatile.

David Jones stores up ammunition to take to Myer merger

Elizabeth Knight The stronger the financial performance of David Jones, the less likely that a merger with Myer will proceed.

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David Jones' Paul Zahra passes his first audition


Elizabeth Knight The David Jones half year result was probably chief executive Paul Zahra's biggest test

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Alibaba poised to amass more treasure

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Elizabeth Knight Mention the word Alibaba and most Australians will chime in with '40 thieves' or 'open sesame'.


DJs' week of the long knives

 Paul Zahra CEO of David Jones, inside and outside the city stores for Half Year Results. Thursday 13th february 2014 AFR photo Louie Douvis

Elizabeth Knight Ex-chairman Peter Mason's scheme to save himself faltered as he sought help from the CEO he had abandoned.

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Consumer confidence on the wane after Abbott election bounce

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Elizabeth Knight Westpac consumer sentiment reading shows pessimists now outweigh optimists.


New David Jones chairman urges CEO Paul Zahra to stay


Eli Greenblat and Elizabeth Knight New chairman Gordon Cairns wants department store's CEO to take back resignation.

Self-interest key to Canberra's game of media chess

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Elizabeth Knight Nine Entertainment boss David Gyngell is the loudest lobbyist in the government's ear.

Gordon Cairns named David Jones chairman, Paul Zahra announcement 'in very near future'

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Eli Greenblat and Elizabeth Knight Upmarket retailer David Jones has named former Westpac director Gordon Cairns as its new chairman as the retailer tries to rebuild its board after the resignation of its former chairman and two...

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Qantas mystery as one shareholder sells, the other buys

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Elizabeth Knight Franklin Resources and Capital Group have clearly taken different views on airline's prospects.

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Peter Mason retirement news brings to mind DJs debacle

Elizabeth Knight The question being pondered at the big end of town this week is whether AMP chairman Peter Mason's decision to quit was his own or whether it was forced on him.

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CCA and Qantas: Authors of their own misfortune


Elizabeth Knight In the same breath that Coca-Cola Amatil's boss Terry Davis revealed he had sought a financial grant from the federal and Victorian governments to rescue its ailing subsidiary SPC Ardmona, he said...

Another bad day at the office

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Elizabeth Knight John Redmond's exit after only a year as Echo CEO another piece of bad news for company that has become infamous for severity and frequency of its controversies and disasters.

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Fashion left on the rack in retail deal

Elizabeth Knight There are some crude analogies to be drawn between Australia's car manufacturing industry and the upmarket department store chains.


David Jones continues search for chief executive Paul Zahra's replacement

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Eric Johnston, Elizabeth Knight David Jones will push ahead with its search for a replacement for chief executive Paul Zahra over the coming months, as the upmarket retailer has said it is up to Myer to return with an improved...