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Elizabeth Knight It sounds almost churlish to suggest that after delivering a $1.6 billion profit turnaround Qantas may have fallen short of expectations. But it has.
Elizabeth Knight How is it that Australia's two big footy codes have managed to push the two big free-to-air television networks and pay-TV operator Foxtel to pay a bundle to broadcast their games?
Elizabeth Knight It's time for the half time score in this year's Australian company reporting season. Using a scale of 1(atrocious) to 10 (spectacular), in aggregate those that have delivered earnings so far would...
Elizabeth Knight It's a result that should keep investors happy, at least for the time being.
Elizabeth Knight Asian VIP gamblers placed more than $46 billion in bets at Echo Entertainment's three casinos in the 2015 financial year.
Elizabeth Knight The deal struck between the Nine and the NRL perfectly highlights the dilemma facing free to air TV today.
Elizabeth Knight Rio Tinto has set a series of benchmarks, the most crucial of which is the decision to sweeten its dividend despite a 43 per cent fall in underlying earnings.
Elizabeth Knight The sharemarket has given Andrew Forrest's Fortescue Metals Group a very clear message: sell assets in order to survive the iron ore price rout.
Elizabeth Knight At the heart of it James Packer is an entrepreneur and now he is eyeing cyber security.
Elizabeth Knight Billionaire James Packer admits he's "made a bunch of mistakes", including his famous punch-up with Nine boss David Gyngell.
Elizabeth Knight Amaysim Australia is to the mobile phone world what Tigerair is to the airline industry.
Elizabeth Knight Moves by Myer and David Jones to spring clean their stable of brands is a breath of fresh air - and one that is long overdue if the full service department store format is to undergo any sort of...
Elizabeth Knight It's official. The chronic underperformer of the free to air television industry, Ten Network, is on the comeback - with audited revenue share having jumped on the back of an improvement in...
Elizabeth Knight The year is 2007 .. It's pre the Global Financial Crisis and the big punt occupying the minds of market traders is whether Macquarie Bank share will reach that $100 mark - by May it was inches away...
Elizabeth Knight The decade of the 1980s is responsible for all sorts of atrocities, from padded shoulders to boy bands in music.
Elizabeth Knight James Packer won the mega casino battle of 2013 between his Crown Resorts and its smaller NSW-based rival Echo.
Elizabeth Knight It is a near certainty that banks will pass on some of their newly imposed capital safety cost to their customers by way of charging higher interest on loans or paying lower interest on deposits.
Elizabeth Knight It is a near certainty that banks will pass on some of their newly imposed capital safety cost to their customers by way of charging higher interest on loans or paying lower interest on...
Elizabeth Knight Negative gearing is the topic du jour thanks to the Reserve Bank of Australia's suggestion this week it should be considered in the context of the wider tax debate.
Elizabeth Knight Thursday marked the first wave of quarterly production reports allowing us a glimpse into the performance of our major oil and gas producer, Woodside and iron ore behemoth, Rio Tinto.