Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.

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Online hulk Kogan gets on big retailers' nerves

Elizabeth Knight Retail crisis? What retail crisis, asks Ruslan Kogan. Most readers would just ask ''Who is Ruslan Kogan?''

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Trouble in store: shoppers will return some day, but will they pay full price again?

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Elizabeth Knight The Treasurer, Wayne Swan and the chief executive of David Jones, Paul Zahra, experienced very different days yesterday.

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DJs pins hopes on sunny forecast

David Jones

Elizabeth Knight David Jones management will be hoping this warm weather continues and shoppers start to shop for summer.

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Generous supermarket offer does not check out

Metcash.

Elizabeth Knight The folk at Metcash have amply demonstrated their tough negotiating skills over the years they have operated in the cut-throat supermarket business.

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Cyber onslaught opens new front for Myer

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Elizabeth Knight To quote the Myer boss Bernie Brookes on how he sees retail sales over the past six weeks: ''They are not getting any worse but they also ain't getting any better.''

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What's in store, or cyberspace, for our battling retailers?

Elizabeth Knight Bricks-and-mortar business is striving to cash in on online shopping's boom.

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Many indicators, but no sense of direction

Elizabeth Knight Economic indicators can be very confusing in an economy such as ours that is experiencing the cross-winds of weakness and strength.

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How rotten is News Corp, shareholders ask

Murdoch

Elizabeth Knight New allegations against News Corp, from an entirely different business unit in a new geography, go to the wider issues of governance at the top of the organisation.

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There's food for thought in boosted farm output

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Elizabeth Knight In the constant conversation around the importance of Australia's mineral commodities to our terms of trade and general economic prosperity, agricultural production gets relegated to the status of...

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No need for amateurs in the prediction game

Elizabeth Knight Picking which way the Reserve Bank will move on interest rates is becoming a bit like picking tomorrow's weather.

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Shameful phone hacking scandal forces change inside the Murdoch bunker

Elizabeth Knight A community with a voracious appetite for scandal, it does appear we are experiencing Murdoch news fatigue.

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MRRT exposed as a poor excuse for a tax

Elizabeth Knight The decision by the NSW government to impose increased royalties on the state's mining industry serves to further demonstrate the farce that is the federal government's minerals resource rent tax.

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Telstra plays 'what if' with broadband deal

Cartoon

Elizabeth Knight If Craig Thomson was convicted of a criminal misdeed for the illegal use of a credit card any time soon, then that would be positive for the value of Telstra.

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Centro directors escape without penalty - let's hope they learn to read accounts

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Elizabeth Knight As a company director, if you are going to make a $1.5 billion mistake in your accounts, make sure it's an honest one.

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Harvey Norman caught in a web of competition

Online shopping.

Elizabeth Knight It is no accident that brash entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan picked yesterday to announce his electronics manufacturing and retail business was growing like a weed, and in just a few short years had moved...

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BHP diversifies but still a miner in market's eyes

Elizabeth Knight Two of the world's top 10 companies, BHP Billiton and Apple, delivered major announcements this week. The resources giant delivered a staggering $US23.6 billion ($22.

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BHP Billiton keen on selling new image but investors yet to buy it

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Elizabeth Knight A quest for innovation can produce great prizes, of which BHP Billiton is keenly aware.

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A takeover bid that aims to break up Qantas? Here's why a deal just might fly

Elizabeth Knight If the rumour mill is correct, for the unions waging a battle with Qantas management over sustainability of wages, conditions and job security, a potential new enemy may have emerged - a takeover and...

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Time is ripe for a Qantas bid

A worker gives his thumb up to a Qantas Airbus A380 tail ground crew

Elizabeth Knight Rumours that Qantas is being eyed by private equity funds don't seem to have much substance - but that doesn't mean they're not plausible.

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Poor Foster's result puts bidder in driver's seat

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Elizabeth Knight Foster's Group yesterday produced a full-year result that was sufficiently underwhelming that its share price rose.