Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.

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To market, to market, quick as you can

Elizabeth Knight The race is on to get a large number of new listings into the pre-Christmas chute.

Riding the retail revolution

David Jones Chief Executive, Paul Zahra, at Felix Restaurant in Sydney.

Elizabeth Knight In June 2010 Paul Zahra was parachuted into the top job at David Jones - a month later this newbie conducted his first major media interview. It was a lunch format and, for him, virgin territory.

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Investment balancing act for Robb

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Elizabeth Knight The international business community will be watching the Coalition's policy closely.

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Solly wants a rate cut for Christmas

Elizabeth Knight The different result achieved from Premier's brands is textbook evidence that consumers will spend if the product is appealing.

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Role change for Packer lieutenant

Elizabeth Knight John Alexander's long ties to the Packer empire may be loosening.

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'They came with suitcases for cash': Westpac chief

The headquarters of the Lehman Brothers investment bank.

Elizabeth Knight Customers arrived to withdraw their cash as the global financial crisis hit its nadir five years ago.

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Why is a US billionaire punting on Murdoch?

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Elizabeth Knight O. Mason Hawkins is not afraid of engaging in a bit of intervention after he invests.

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Markets driven by greater forces

Elizabeth Knight Factors outside the election outcome remain far more significant to the economy.

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Receivers in at Tinkler's Aston Metals

Elizabeth Knight Nathan Tinkler's once billion-dollar mining empire continues to disappear.

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Nathan Tinkler's shrinking empire

Nathan Tinkler

Elizabeth Knight The receivers have been called into Aston Metals by a Hong Kong trustee company.

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Vulture fund enters the fray

Elizabeth Knight The arrival of Coastal Capital suggests the real bottom dwellers have emerged.

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Now bottom feeders circle Billabong

Elizabeth Knight Billabong International can't seem to catch a break. A new vulture fund has entered the fray.

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Slow going as DJs awaits upturn

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Elizabeth Knight The good news is the sales decline is levelling out. The worrying part is that this is considered a good outcome.

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Wait for it: dollar effect on online shopping

Online shopping.

Elizabeth Knight Consumers haven't yet responded to an increase in the cost of overseas purchases resulting from the lower dollar, DJ's boss says.

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There's plenty of room left to grow

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Elizabeth Knight Those who had written off Woolworths as an ex-growth company might need to rethink.

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Woolies target a touchy point

Elizabeth Knight To achieve its goals, Woolworths will need to take some more market share from its smaller rivals - a touchy point amid debate over the duopoly's market power.

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Advisers, consultants skim off $23m in fees

Elizabeth Knight Billabong chairman Ian Pollard says he would rather have spent the money elsewhere.

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Billabong advisers skim off $23m fees

Elizabeth Knight Billabong chairman Ian Pollard freely admits he would rather have spent the money elsewhere.

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No value in fuelling discount debate

Elizabeth Knight The shopper dockets debate is a no-fly zone in the lead-up to an election.