Eric Johnston

Eric Johnston

MIS

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank signs off on Great Southern investor settlement

Eric Johnston Regional lender Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has agreed to settle a mammoth class action dispute surrounding its involvement in a collapsed forestry group Great Southern.

Retail

DJs chases investors for support

David jones sign with shadows

Eric Johnston David Jones reaches to its small shareholders, seeking support for the acquisition by Woolworths.

Banking

Commonwealth Bank's Ian Narev fast to rise, but slow to move

CEO of The Commonwealth Bank Ian Narev

Ben Butler and Eric Johnston Although each crisis is different, ultimately for banks trading on trust, the response needs to be severe.

Retail

Coles gets serious about empire building

Coles.

Eli Greenblat and Eric Johnston Coles has pulled together a crack team to develop its financial services arm.

Advertising executive and Gruen Transfer panellist Todd Sampson joins Fairfax Media board

Todd Sampson

Eric Johnston High profile advertising executive and television personality Todd Sampson is set to join the board of publisher Fairfax Media.

Banking

Macquarie says 'appropriate provisions' held for ATO tax bill battle

Macquarie Group

Eric Johnston Macquarie Group said it holds ''appropriate provisions'' in relation to an unresolved dispute with the Australian Tax Office over its tax bill.

Statistics

ABS scandal: Keeping the bureau's statistics under wraps

Eric Johnston As data becomes more sensitive, ABS become increasingly tighter in its controls.

Media

Fairfax stablemates expand their market reach

Eric Johnston Fairfax Media's The Sydney Morning Herald has extended its lead as Australia's best-read publication, with 5.

Construction

Caterpillar crawls onward on earnings, but warns over China

Caterpillar Inc. excavators sit on display at a Patten Industries Inc. dealership in Elmhurst, Illinois, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Caterpillar Inc., the largest maker of construction and mining equipment, said gains in its sales and profit this year will come in the second half as the world economy improves. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Eric Johnston Construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar has posted a 5 per cent rise in first-quarter earnings.

Green light for M7 environmental impact study

TUNNEL AFR PHOTOGRAPH BY GLENN HUNT 13 DECEMBER 2007.

Eric Johnston Transurban and partners to push ahead with study, the final hurdle for the $3 billion tunnel.

Rinehart ordered to pay costs to journalist

Eric Johnston Gina Rinehart ordered to pay legal costs to Fairfax journalist

Economy

Company bailouts not a long-term answer, says Cameron Clyne

Cameron Clyne

Glenda Kwek, Eric Johnston NAB CEO says funds used to bail industries out could be better spent investing in others.

Company bailouts not a long-term answer, says Cameron Clyne

Cameron Clyne.

Glenda Kwek Eric Johnston National Australia Bank chief executive Cameron Clyne says taxpayer funds in bailing out some industries could be better spent investing in sectors such as technology that will provide jobs of the...

Confidence

No reason for gloom as economy transitions: NAB

Cameron Clyne.

Eric Johnston NAB chief Cameron Clyne says taxpayer funds in bailing out some industries could be better spent investing in sectors such as technology, and calls the drop in IT graduates 'absolutely scandalous'.

Financial Services

AMP chairman Peter Mason calls it quits

Peter Mason

Eric Johnston AMP chairman Peter Mason, who guided the financial services major through the merger with AXA, will retire, after recently flagging plans to step down as David Jones chairman.

Banking

China Construction Bank eases into local retail market with first ATM

China Construction Bank

Eric Johnston CCB has made a small but significant push into Australia's retail banking market.

Management

David Jones continues search for chief executive Paul Zahra's replacement

David jones sign with shadows

Eric Johnston, Elizabeth Knight David Jones will push ahead with its search for a replacement for chief executive Paul Zahra over the coming months, as the upmarket retailer has said it is up to Myer to return with an improved...

First investment for newly listed Alex Waislitz cash box is Service Stream

Alex Waislitz.

Eric Johnston Billionaire Alex Waislitz has pushed ahead with his first investment for his newly listed cash box, emerging with a cornerstone stake in under-pressure NBN contractor Service Stream.

Banks

ANZ chief Mike Smith walks a fine line between pain and Asia

Michael Smith.

Eric Johnston Mike Smith knows his investors in Australia have limited tolerance for Asian expansions.

Eric Johnston

Revenue hits give a clear sense of Sensis' challenges

The yellow pages

Eric Johnston For anyone who needs a stark reminder of the challenges Sensis faces - just google it.