Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.

Elizabeth Knight

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...

Elizabeth Knight

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.

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Showdown looms over executive pay

Elizabeth Knight There will be many executives in companies around Australia who will see their pay shrink this year as hurdles containing incentive bonuses fail to be met.

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Should the bar be lowered for executive bonuses?

Elizabeth Knight There are serious issues to be taken into consideration when changing performance hurdles.

Elizabeth Knight

Vale Steve Jobs, business legend

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Elizabeth Knight Modern-day business has spawned successful entrepreneurs, clever innovators and a smattering of marketing gurus - Steve Jobs was possibly the only one who ticked all three boxes.

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Not just neighbours coveting New Hope

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Elizabeth Knight Someone forgot to tell coalminer New Hope Corp that we are in a bear market.

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Healthier banks can keep wolf from the door

Elizabeth Knight We are fast approaching the point when it must be said that if it looks like a GFC, walks like a GFC and quacks like a GFC then it is a GFC.

Elizabeth Knight

Lots at stake as regulator, Fortescue shape up again

Elizabeth Knight There are a whole series of reasons why the corporate regulator, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, is fighting Fortescue Metals and its founder and chairman, Andrew Forrest.

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BHP, Rio continue the race for riches but ore mining is not immune from ructions

Elizabeth Knight BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto are engaged in a game of leapfrog as they expand their iron ore and coal assets in Australia.

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Bread maker needs clout in price war sandwich

Elizabeth Knight As consumers, we love that $1 loaf on the supermarket shelves. But the bread (the money version, that is) that Goodman Fielder is asking its shareholders to tip into an equity issue is far from cheap.

Elizabeth Knight

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?

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

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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

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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.