The ability to exert influence in public life is not easy, whether someone is in a prominent position or not.
Elizabeth Knight Governments have often been stuck in a time warp when Australian consumers are increasingly embracing new technology.
Elizabeth Knight Andrew Forrest's call for the big iron ore producers to cap production may have backfired, with the commodity's price falling to its lowest level since a daily tradeable market was established in...
Elizabeth Knight and Jared Lynch The entry of video-on-demand services into Australia could be the demise of free-to-air TV and a catastrophe for Foxtel.
Elizabeth Knight Andrew Forrest's suggestion of a cap on iron ore production when down like a lead balloon with Rod Sims.
Elizabeth Knight Mark McInnes describes the brands that make up the retail portfolio of Solomon Lew's Premier Investments as "the children".
Elizabeth Knight It's hard to know what upset analysts more: The fact that Myer's half-year earnings were wildly disappointing and that its full-year earnings will also plunge, or the feeling that they were given a...
Elizabeth Knight The latest bank scandal, involving high-flying IT executives allegedly involved in bribery and fraud, puts the spotlight on the industry's practices and how they might foster bad behaviour.
Elizabeth Knight Fortescue Metals founder Andrew Forrest's recently hatched plans to recalibrate its debt load have not gone according to the script.
Elizabeth Knight Picking a fight with Rupert Murdoch can be career suicide, so why has Malcolm Turnbull stepped into the ring?
Elizabeth Knight The Coalition's NBN case could be helped immeasurably by improvements in technology.
Elizabeth Knight In telecommunications land of the Telstra Goliath and its competitor Davids - the competition regulator crafted a masterful slingshot on Wednesday.
Elizabeth Knight While the $11 billion deal struck by Telstra with the National Broadband Network and the Federal Government will go down in history as one that reaches new heights in generosity, the ACCC could...
Elizabeth Knight Plans to partly privatise NSW's electricity network and defeat of a similar move in Queensland has exposed public disdain for "asset recycling."
Elizabeth Knight Aldi's rapid expansion means the Australian supermarket industry is at a tipping point.
Elizabeth Knight From the predator's perspective, Rio is all the more vulnerable. For its part, Rio has reiterated recently that the merger is a no-fly zone. But, ultimately, it is up to shareholders.
Elizabeth Knight Myer has embarked on a massive renewal of management inventory. The chief executive, Bernie Brookes, is part of the old season stock, as is the chief financial officer Mark Ashby.
Elizabeth Knight Myer has embarked on a massive renewal.
Elizabeth Knight Investing in Qantas has been a wild ride during the past couple of years.
Elizabeth Knight With the right tailwinds, it's reasonable to predict that Qantas will make the magic billion for the full year.
Elizabeth Knight Anticipation has been growing as punters wait to see if the market will hit the magic 6000 mark. The index came tantalisingly close on Wednesday. But no cigar.