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BHP, Rio Tinto deliberately sinking the price of iron ore

It’s not greedy unionists or meddling governments that have caused a slump in iron ore prices — the smoking gun is in the hands of Rio, BHP, Fortescue and Vale.

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Who’s who on the Rich List?

Fairfax’s annual Rich List came out last week, but who’s on it? Where did they make their money? And is there any threat to Gina’s crown? Infographic specialist Jake Stevens breaks it down.

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The Power 50: taking care of business

Gina Rinehart, Australia’s richest person, is the top businessperson on Crikey’s Power 50 list. Fellow miner Twiggy Forrest also makes an appearance, and media mogul James Packer is moving up in the world (and the rankings).

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Twiggy’s philanthropy under scrutiny

Crikey readers have their say on the ALP leadership, Twiggy Forrest’s charitable donations and corporate mismanagement.

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Tips and rumours

Which ABC radio figure whistled, yelled “down girl”? … Twiggy helicopters in for lunch … Sydney ferry antics …

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How Twiggy took on the miners — and lost

A major mining company is going to spoil someone’s pastoral lease without their consent, writes former native title lawyer Sarah Burnside. Only thing is, “someone” is Andrew Forrest.

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Twiggy caught in a Fortescue fix

Fortescue has been caught midstream in its expansion by the falling iron ore price and now it’s in trouble. It’s decision time for “Twiggy” Forrest, and he might not like the choices.

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The video of Twiggy Forrest that everyone’s talking about

A video has been uploaded by the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation expressing their concern over a March meeting with Fortesque Metals Group over a native title dispute in the Pilbara.

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Won’t someone think of the billionaires?

Daily Media Wrap: Kevin Rudd was faced yesterday with 2000 RSPT protesters, led by billionaire miners Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest and Gina Rinehart. Was commie Rudd scared into submission?

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Ore deal leaves Twiggy an over-geared pawn

Twiggy Forrest is going to be running an over-geared speculative miner producing just one commodity, servicing just one market and getting less than market prices.

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Briefly Business: Twiggy, EB&B, GDP vs QoL

ASIC vs Twiggy Forrest: understandable but pointless … Everest Babcock & Brown expert at losing money … While on the topic of Everest Babcock & Brown … Economists look to expand GDP to count ‘quality of life’.

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Richard Farmer’s political bite-sized meaty chunks

Meaty snippets from the home of government plus the daily reality check and the pick of other people’s political coverage. Richard Farmer writes.

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