Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.

DJs reshuffle in revival bid

AFR photo Tamara Voninski.  David Jones held it's AGM today 02/12/11 at the Wesley Centre in Sydney.  Photography was banned during the AGM.  A press conference was held after the AGM for the media at the Wesley Centre. Paul Zahra, CEO of David Jones answer questions from the media.

Elizabeth Knight Zahra undertakes major step in attempt to revive fortunes of high-end department store.

Brickbats, few bouquets for Swan's budget

Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan briefs journalists at a media conference on the 2012 Federal Budget held in Parliament House, Canberra, May 8, 2012. Swan said the budget would deliver a small A$1.5 billion ($1.53 billion) surplus in the year to June 30, 2013, thanks largely to cuts in spending on defence and foreign aid and abandoning planned tax cuts for companies and savers. REUTERS/Andrew Taylor   (AUSTRALIA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

Leonie Lamont, Elizabeth Knight Tuesday's budget came under attack from all sides yesterday, with critics saying it was short-sighted and denied much-needed industry stimulus.

Industry gives a thumbs down to Swan's budget

Wayne Swan

Leonie Lamont, Elizabeth Knight TUESDAY'S federal budget came under attack from all sides yesterday, with critics saying it was short-sighted and denied industry sectors the stimulus they needed.

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Centro deal class-topping

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Elizabeth Knight Litigation funding may be about to experience a boom.

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Centro class action opens lawsuit door

Elizabeth Knight Budget day is meant to belong to the federal Treasurer, Wayne Swan. He sits centre stage, selling his financial credentials which this year included a budget surplus.

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Bankers jockey for position in market-share race

Elizabeth Knight How the big four adjust their rates will give us some flavour of their strategies.

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Rate moves telegraph banking strategies

Elizabeth Knight Just how the big four banks adjust their interest rates this week and next will give us some flavour of their strategies around growing market shares in the mortgage market and the extent to which...

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Just too little, too late for housing market

Elizabeth Knight Australia's housing market needs more than the Reserve Bank's 50-basis-point cut to stage a meaningful recovery.

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More cuts needed, and banks must follow suit

Reserve Bank of Australia, RBA, Interest Rates

Elizabeth Knight The housing market needs more than the Reserve Bank's half a percentage point cut in the official interest rate to stage any meaningful recovery.

Fortescue boss hits back over negative rumours

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Elizabeth Knight THE founder of Fortescue Metals, Andrew Forrest, has hit back at suggestions by a US hedge fund operator, Jim Chanos, that his company was over-promoted and a ''value trap''.

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Forrest fires back at critics

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Elizabeth Knight Fortescue metals founder Andrew Forrest has hit back at suggestions by hedge fund operator Jim Chanos that his company was over-promoted and a 'value trap'.

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Beware super surprises

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Elizabeth Knight The rich may not be the only ones to be hit by Canberra's tax tinkering.

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Squeezing the top could hurt the middle

Elizabeth Knight High-income earners and possibly those with large superannuation balances - frequently referred to as the 1 per cent - may well have to rethink their personal finances if the federal government...

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Coles still a work in progress

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Elizabeth Knight It is coming up for five years since Wesfarmers made its arguably ill-timed acquisition of Coles Group.

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Raking over Coles to go on

Elizabeth Knight Five years on Wesfarmers still has work to do to improve the supermarket chain.

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Technology to keep CBA ahead of pack

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Elizabeth Knight The Commonwealth Bank's new chief executive, Ian Narev, has not succumbed to the temptation to make any major strategy changes now that he has been in the top job for four months.

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Steady as she goes at CBA

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Elizabeth Knight Ian Narev has not succumbed to the temptation to make major strategy changes.

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CC Amatil looks to get the beers in

Elizabeth Knight Coca-Cola Amatil shares are priced for growth and not for risk. That in itself is a risk.

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Coca-Cola seeks gains but risks losing its fizz

Elizabeth Knight The Coca-Cola Amatil shares are priced for growth and not for risk. That in itself is a risk.

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Network needs new recipe for success

Elizabeth Knight It was in October 2010 that James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch conducted their raid on Ten Network stock. The company's shares were languishing at about $1.