Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.

Elizabeth Knight

Emirates deal a positive for Qantas

Elizabeth Knight The guessing game about the tie-up between Qantas and Emirates could be over today.

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When the bull goes bear, the boom is done

Fortescue

Elizabeth Knight When Fortescue Metals starts to pull in its investment horns it is a sure sign that the boom has derailed.

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Wesfarmers still has room to improve

coles

Elizabeth Knight The glass-half-full take on Wesfarmers is that its return on capital is still below long-stated aims.

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For Goyder, cheap is cheerful

Wesfarmers Richard Goyder

Elizabeth Knight Wesfarmers boss Richard Goyder reckons poor consumer sentiment is completely understandable and rational. It can also be profitable.

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Echo's numbers just a sideshow as suitors wait

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Elizabeth Knight Echo Entertainment put out underwhelming earnings but investors just shrug it off.

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Echo Entertainment in a sweet spot

Elizabeth Knight Echo Entertainment, the owner of Star casino in Sydney and Jupiters on the Gold Coast, is in something of a sweet spot - it can put out underwhelming earnings but investors just shrug it off.

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Revenues downwardly mobile

Optus

Elizabeth Knight Optus is the first of the Australian operators to make the call that revenue from the mobile telephony industry has peaked and is moving into decline.

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JB Hi-Fi's lack of bad news a positive

Elizabeth Knight The market is so negative about the performance that just producing profit fall in line with guidance pushed shares up.

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Not upwardly mobile, Telstra holds the line

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Elizabeth Knight There are not too many analysts with a buy recommendation on Telstra.

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Innovate, globalise: how CSL avoids earnings rut

Elizabeth Knight Departing chief executive of CSL Brian McNamee offers advice to Australian companies.

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Crown keeps its finger on the Barangaroo card

Gambling

Elizabeth Knight Packer has two years to find some way to persuade Echo to share its licence.

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ASIC catch bit bigger than usual

A trader

Elizabeth Knight The Australian Securities and Investments Commission's insider trading conviction victory yesterday couldn't be described as a major haul, but it is a bigger fish than the usual that are barely...

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Three-hander on Echo's cards

casino

Elizabeth Knight It is believed a plan to carve the ownership of Echo Entertainment three ways has been considered by James Packer's Crown and Malaysian billionaire K. T. Lim with the knowledge of the Echo board.

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DJ hoax man resurfaces in New Zealand

John Edgar model.

Elizabeth Knight The man behind the controversial private equity offer for David Jones, Scotsman John Edgar, has resurfaced in New Zealand.

David Jones raider was all talk, no action

Elizabeth Knight IT IS believed that the man who perpetrated the hoax bid for upmarket department store group David Jones did not profit or even trade in the retailer's shares.

Elizabeth Knight

David Jones raider was all talk, no action

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Elizabeth Knight IT IS believed that the man who perpetrated the hoax bid for upmarket department store group David Jones did not profit or even trade in the retailer's shares.

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Rinehart ally raises stakes in drama

Elizabeth Knight Is Jack Cowin Gina Rinehart's Trojan horse or will he be a genuinely independent director?

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News takes a page from PaperlinX

Elizabeth Knight Eleven years ago the board of Amcor could not have foreseen the digital juggernaut that would ultimately all but destroy its paper business.

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Suitors wait for a shot at Fortescue

Elizabeth Knight Fortescue Metals founder Andrew Forrest is not the only one thinking the company is a takeover target.

Dollar demand may see currency higher: RBA

Surplus

Elizabeth Knight Demand for the dollar in financial markets could artificially push up the value of the currency, the RBA warns.