Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.

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Retailers' Christmas wishes rest on small change

Elizabeth Knight Unless you picked the winner of the Melbourne Cup, it's probably wiser to celebrate the tax-cut.

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Rate cut no reason to open a good bottle

Elizabeth Knight Unless you picked the winner of the Melbourne Cup, it's probably wiser to celebrate the Reserve Bank's 25 basis point reduction in the cash interest rate with the cheap champagne rather than the...

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Qantas's high-risk strategy worked, or did it? Virgin could be real winner

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Elizabeth Knight There were plenty more Qantas shares bought yesterday than airline tickets.

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Analysts give this round to Qantas management, but the battle isn't over yet

Elizabeth Knight Financial analysts have declared Qantas the victor over its unions. But there were plenty more shares bought yesterday than airline tickets.

This Carnegie is influencing brands, winning over people

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Elizabeth Knight There are no apparent bumps, bruises nor a hair out of place on the impeccably coiffed head of Maile Carnegie - the 42-year-old chief executive of Procter & Gamble's Australian operations.

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Europe puts on its smile on day of darkness

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Elizabeth Knight Yesterday should have been a happy one for most people with money invested in the Australian stockmarket.

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Timing is everything, as ASX painfully discovers

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Elizabeth Knight Yesterday should have been a happy one for most people with money in the sharemarket.

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NAB's bust-up pays dividends

Elizabeth Knight NAB's strategy of differentiation from its competitors might appear to be little more than a marketing ploy but it is yielding customers and dividends.

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Reward for the Fortescue faithful

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Elizabeth Knight For the past couple of weeks Andrew Forrest's Fortescue Metals has been popular among traders, not because its share price was going up but owing to its popularity as a stock that can be short sold.

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Treasury touch-up for toned-down mining tax

Elizabeth Knight The big three mining houses are publicly maintaining that their relationship with the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, is solid, as is the government's promise to introduce the new mining tax in a form...

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Gillard stuck on flawed mining deal

Elizabeth Knight The big three mining houses are publicly maintaining that their relationship with the PM is solid.

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Shareholders set for a season to remember

Elizabeth Knight Yesterday was a red letter day for shareholder democracy.

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Seven West fundamentally sound, but investors were missing the wood for the trees

Elizabeth Knight The massive rise in Seven West Media's stock over the past couple of days answers, in part, the big question around why its share price has been in the doldrums for six months.

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Refinancing fear off the mark

Elizabeth Knight The massive appreciation in Seven West Media's stock over the past couple of days answers why its share price has been in the doldrums.

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Competition is healthy, a fast profit even better

Elizabeth Knight It's not about where the umpire moves the goalposts - it's about the compensation that gets provided for it. And it seems that Telstra shareholders understand this concept.

Captains of industry look to right the gender imbalance

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Elizabeth Knight THE poor record of large organisations in addressing the imbalance of female participation in management was put on centre stage yesterday at an event involving the male chief executives of several...

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It's manly at the top but here's a start

Elizabeth Knight A function at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth yesterday was a noteworthy event. It was the first public outing for the new head of Woolworths, Grant O'Brien.

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Follow these three easy steps to get more women in boardrooms

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Elizabeth Knight The systemic corporate bias towards men is a problem universally recognised but poorly addressed

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Watchdog's bark may be worse than its bite

Elizabeth Knight The new chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Rod Sims, clearly sees the threat of action as part of his regulatory ammunition.

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Supermarket war on house brands

Elizabeth Knight The new chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Rod Sims, clearly sees the threat of action as part of his regulatory ammunition.