Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.

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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.

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Global winds churn waters of executives pool

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Elizabeth Knight When executive pay rates exploded 10 years ago boards likened CEO's to elite athletes.

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CEO churn can't be good for investors

Elizabeth Knight When executive pay rates exploded some 10 years ago one argument used to support this sometimes obscene largesse was global competition for the top executives.

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A sure thing in court of Murdoch: nothing's certain

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Elizabeth Knight Heir apparent resigns and News Corp shares power along despite controversy.

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The son goes down but shareholders reap the rewards

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Elizabeth Knight The one certain thing in the world of Rupert Murdoch and his News Corporation is that no one can truly predict where it will finish - and the nature of the potential fallout which has been hitting in...

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Metcash feels the squeeze of deep discount

Metcash AGM CEO Andrew Reitzer Sydney Thursday 1st September 2011Photo Danielle Smith

Elizabeth Knight Metcash boss Andrew Reitzer has a reputation for being a shrewd and tough operator.

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Painting over cracks in house of horrors

Elizabeth Knight For the past two years the strategy at David Jones has been an orphan. Like all failures, no one has wanted to own it.

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David Jones forced to walk a new path

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Elizabeth Knight For the past two years, the strategy at David Jones - like all failures - has been an orphan. The man who now runs this grand dame of department stores, Paul Zahra, says the strategy belonged to his...

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Vodafone CEO goes offline

Elizabeth Knight The future of the joint venture may itself be in jeopardy.

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Vodafone still reeling from an old hangover

Elizabeth Knight Three weeks ago, the financial damage from the unnatural disaster in Vodafone's mobile network was laid bare - a cool $350 million loss and the shedding of more than half a million customers.

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DJs boss Zahra running out of excuses

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Elizabeth Knight Yes, it's a harsh retail environment, but it's becoming clearer which companies are managing to adapt, and it's not looking like David Jones is one of them.

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Zahra has job on his hands at DJs

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Elizabeth Knight Disclosure is this week's hot topic. Leighton has been pinged by the regulator and copped a relatively small fine for being tardy about losses on delinquent contracts.

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Secrecy: don't leave home without it

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Elizabeth Knight As Leighton has been pinged by the regulator, disclosure is this week's hot topic.

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Myer's retail therapy kick

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Elizabeth Knight Myer is facing up to retail reality by stocking up on top brands for its stores.

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Bulking up on brands gives Myer an edge

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Elizabeth Knight When Myer bought the cutting edge fashion label sass & bide last year, there was a lot of sniggering from the traditionally bitchy retail industry.

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Green shoots in Myer results

Elizabeth Knight At first blush the headline result from Myer looks horrible - down 19.8 per cent after tax for the first half of 2012.

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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,...