Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson comments on companies, markets and the economy.

Adele Ferguson

High dollar adds up for retailers

Adele Ferguson Two months ago Ikea fingered Australia as one of the most expensive places to do business.

Adele Ferguson

Building industry in survival mode

Australia's building industry is in survival mode, with official statistics revealing that at least two companies a dar are going to the wall.

Adele Ferguson Australia's building industry is in survival mode, with official statistics revealing that at least two companies a day are going to the wall as labour costs continue to rise.

Adele Ferguson

Small businesses at mercy of the supermarket chains, but will anyone dare speak out?

Supermarket shopper, Coles, Woolworths

Adele Ferguson The Senate inquiry into supermarkets begins today with the Coles boss, Ian McLeod, and a couple of executives from Woolworths bracing for a shellacking over the recent milk and beer wars.

Adele Ferguson

Supermarket chiefs get ready to pay the price at Senate inquiry

Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson Highly emotive and controversial Senate inquiry into supermarkets set to start with Coles supermarket boss Ian McLeod and a couple of Woolworths executives preparing for a shellacking over recent...

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Business set to suffer from uncertainty

Adele Ferguson Even worse instability for business will come on July 1 next year, when the new Senate is formed.

Adele Ferguson

Half-baked laws will stifle businesses

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Adele Ferguson Proposals tightening laws around Phoenix companies are so draconian they could stifle entrepreneurship, lead to more insolvencies, and increase the red tape already suffocating business.

Adele Ferguson

Something rotten in the state of insolvency practitioners

Adele Ferguson There is a systemic problem that needs to be tackled.