Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

PM backs iron ore inquiry

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declared support for an inquiry into the iron ore industry, providing a huge boost for the campaign being waged by Fortescue Metals Group chairman Andrew Forrest against his two biggest competitors.


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Fascinating state of affairs. What is intriguing is that the shareholders of both BHP and RIO have not complained despite the decimation of shareholder value in each. Either they know something about the long term value of an oligopoly or they are totally impotent. An Enquiry could be very interesring and might change the blinkered vision of the ACCC.

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BN30 Index

Index = 100 as of 4 Jan 2016
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Total Shareholder Return as at 28/02/19

1 year TSR5 year TSR
108thFortescue Metals Group33%8%
112thWoodside Petroleum31%5%
308thOM Holdings-8%23%
381stMineral Resources-19%9%
730 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
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Share Transactions

$0 Issued
$117.6m Bought
$23.2m Bought
Total value as at the date of the transaction
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2nd↓Fortescue Metals Group$9,358.7m
3rd-Woodside Petroleum$7,536.1m
4th-Mineral Resources$1,706.7m
5th↑OM Holdings$1,512.8m
487 listed resources companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

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