Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.

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Dispute could put big dent in Rinehart finances

Elizabeth Knight THE Aladdin's cave of detail contained in documents related to the legal dispute between Gina Rinehart and her children makes reference to another legal dispute that could have a serious impact on...

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Customers do the walking

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Elizabeth Knight Who will catch the hospital pass and replace Bruce Akhurst as the head of Telstra's ever diminishing Yellow Pages directory business, Sensis? It is a bit of a career killer.

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Declining Sensis claims boss's scalp

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Elizabeth Knight Who will catch the hospital pass and replace Bruce Akhurst as the head of Telstra's ever-diminishing Yellow Pages directory business, Sensis?

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ANZ sets trend not agenda

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Elizabeth Knight The real decision on the direction of short-term interest rates gets made today. Not by the board of the Reserve Bank or its governor Glenn Stevens, but by the de facto setters of monetary policy,...

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ANZ has the rates running, like it or not

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Elizabeth Knight The real decision on the direction of short-term interest rates will be made today. Not by the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia nor its governor, Glenn Stevens, but by the new defacto setters...

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Packer's appeal to Echo investor falls on deaf ears

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Elizabeth Knight A large institutional shareholder in Echo Entertainment, the owner of Sydney's Star casino, was underwhelmed by James Packer visit this week when he outlined his case for taking a stake in the...

Investor unimpressed by Packer pitch to Echo

Elizabeth Knight A large institutional shareholder in Echo Entertainment, the owner of Sydney's Star casino, was underwhelmed by James Packer this week when he outlined his case for taking a stake in the company.

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Swan in a flap to feather Labor's nest

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Elizabeth Knight The public does not elect billionaires or business leaders to run policy.

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Uneasy stomachs as Woolies rows against tide

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Elizabeth Knight One of the notable features of the difficult December reporting season is the extent to which managements have boosted their short-term earnings by turning off the capital expenditure tap.

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Woolies refines its tactics

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Elizabeth Knight A multi-pronged approach to upping its take is under way by Grant O'Brien at Woolworths.

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Retailer taps new resource - mining

Elizabeth Knight Harvey Norman has found an antidote to the malaise in Australian retailing.

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Mining all of his options, it's Gerry the pacemaker

Elizabeth Knight Harvey Norman has found an antidote to the malaise in Australian retailing. It has gone into the mining industry.

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Merchant needs a Billabong revival strategy

Elizabeth Knight The major shareholder must explain how to extract better value.

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Billabong sea change on the cards

Elizabeth Knight Billabong shareholders should now expect change. The management and the board, under the influence of founder Gordon Merchant, are set to undergo an upheaval.

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Elizabeth Knight In December Billabong chief Derek O'Neill fronted the market bearing horrible news.

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Billabong's wipeout is a tragedy of errors

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Elizabeth Knight Last December, the Billabong chief executive, Derek O'Neill, fronted the market bearing the horrible news that profits had collapsed, the banks were looking threatening and the company had two...

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The taming of the Roo

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Elizabeth Knight Virgin make a worthy adversary in the David and Goliath battle for the Australian skies.

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OneSteel's strategy shows an 'oresome' grasp of way forward

Elizabeth Knight Diversifying into exporting iron ore will be the steel company's saviour.

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Adaptable OneSteel shows its mettle

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Elizabeth Knight For a first-hand account of how Australian industry is rapidly changing, it is worth taking a closer look at OneSteel, which together with BlueScope used to make up the once mighty steel arm of BHP -...

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Joyce adjusts flight path

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Elizabeth Knight The Qantas CEO is trying to negate the turbulent conditions he finds himself in.