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Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.

Navigating the booby traps hidden in ANZ’s deal to buy Suncorp Bank
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Navigating the booby traps hidden in ANZ’s deal to buy Suncorp Bank

ANZ doesn’t want to leave anything to chance, and it’s prepared to invest its way to the Queensland government’s approval.

  • by Elizabeth Knight

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The cold, hard (and sometimes offensive) truth about the boom in CEO pay
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The cold, hard (and sometimes offensive) truth about the boom in CEO pay

Some readers may be outraged by it, but there’s a simple reason why executive pay exploded last year.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
The buy now, pay later bubble is bursting before our very eyes
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The buy now, pay later bubble is bursting before our very eyes

A year ago, observing the BNPL industry was like watching an episode of ‘Who Wants to be a Billionaire’. Today it’s like tuning into ‘Survivor’.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Has the sharemarket selloff of 2022 hit a bottom? Some market bulls think so
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Has the sharemarket selloff of 2022 hit a bottom? Some market bulls think so

Trying to predict the future of markets is a hazardous pastime - trying to call the bottom is a kamikaze move. Has the sharemarket rout of 2022 hit a bottom? Some market bulls think so

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Poker-faced McCann leaves Crown table with $9m in personal winnings
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Poker-faced McCann leaves Crown table with $9m in personal winnings

Steve McCann will walk away from the chief executive job with around $9 million. It’s pure career poetry for McCann who was at one time a world-ranked poker player.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Qantas ‘can’t afford’ pay rises for engineers, but can it afford a PR war?
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Qantas ‘can’t afford’ pay rises for engineers, but can it afford a PR war?

This conflict will be as much a public relations war as it will an industrial relations conflict.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
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Milking the market: Biden helps Bubs gain much-needed financial weight
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Milking the market: Biden helps Bubs gain much-needed financial weight

Bubs has hit the green light on a $63 million capital raising to fund its serendipitous expansion in the giant US market. It’s a production ramp up of epic proportions and at warp speed.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
‘Done deal’: Australians spend their way to another rate rise
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‘Done deal’: Australians spend their way to another rate rise

RBA governor Philip Lowe would have been metaphorically lurking behind the pillar at the shopping mall watching consumers go nuts at the end of financial year sales.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Stranger things: Brookfield’s cover blown as battle for AGL takes thrilling turn
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Stranger things: Brookfield’s cover blown as battle for AGL takes thrilling turn

AGL, which regularly trawls its own share register, quickly found an unusually named new shareholder and smelt a rat.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Another one bites the dust: The neobank financial experiment that failed
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Another one bites the dust: The neobank financial experiment that failed

The end of Volt is also a bit of a bloody nose for the regulator and its chair, who issued these three fintech lab rats with banking licences.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Why Australian salmon is such a tasty morsel for international buyers
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Why Australian salmon is such a tasty morsel for international buyers

Salmon is clearly protein’s new black and there is a corporate scramble to buy those producing it as the bid by Canada’s Cooke for ASX-listed Tasmanian group Tassal shows.

  • by Elizabeth Knight