Andrew Forrest


THE NEWS WRAP: Australia in danger of jumping off a “growth cliff”: NAB chairman

3:45AM | Monday, 11 March

The US has its ‘fiscal cliff’– but Australia has its own version, according to the chairman of NAB, who has claimed the country is set for a “growth cliff” following the end of the resources boom.

THE NEWS WRAP: Andrew Forrest to lead court challenge against mining tax

3:07AM | Monday, 11 March

A High Court challenge led by billionaire Andrew Forrest to the Federal Government’s mining tax is to take place as early as March.

THE NEWS WRAP: Mining boom worries lead Forrest to pump $40 million into Fortescue

8:19PM | Thursday, 30 August

Mining entrepreneur Andrew Forrest has forked out nearly $40 million to bolster the company he founded, amid concerns that the mining boom is beginning to slow.

THE NEWS WRAP: NAB boss says doom mongers are no good for the economy

7:27PM | Tuesday, 31 July

Business leaders should stop talking down the Australian economy or risk damaging confidence, the boss of NAB has warned.

Catch of the Day debut on BRW Rich List with $240 million fortune

5:36AM | Thursday, 24 May

The founders of Smart50 entrant Catch of the Day, Gabby and Hezi Leibovich, have been revealed as being among the country's richest people, with a fortune of $240 million, according to the latest figures from BRW.

THE NEWS WRAP: Australian businesses cut spending

3:36PM | Thursday, 1 March

Australian businesses cut their spending in the fourth quarter, with the economy still propped up by the mining industry, new figures have revealed.

THE NEWS WRAP: Shareholders handed greater powers over executive pay

6:28AM | Tuesday, 21 June

Company directors could be removed if they ignore shareholder concerns over their pay, under laws passed by the Senate last night.

THE NEWS WRAP: Fortescue Metals’ Andrew Forrest steps down as chief executive

6:51PM | Wednesday, 1 June

Andrew Forrest, the billionaire founder of Fortescue Metals Group, is to step down as chief executive of the company and will become chairman.

THE NEWS WRAP: Gina Rinehart becomes first woman to top the BRW Rich 200

5:13AM | Thursday, 26 May

Mining magnate Gina Rinehart has become the first woman to top the BRW Rich 200 in its 28-year history, after she increased her wealth from $4.75 billion to $10.3 billion last year.

BRW executive rich list dominated by mining

3:46PM | Thursday, 24 March

Mining magnate Andrew Forrest has bumped media mogul Rupert Murdoch off the top spot in this year’s BRW Executive Rich List, with mining companies dominating the list of Australia’s 200 wealthiest executives.

THE NEWS WRAP: Federal Government to revamp its apprenticeship scheme

2:45PM | Monday, 21 February

The Federal Government is to revamp its apprenticeship scheme after a report found that it was failing to solve skills shortages for businesses.

THE NEWS WRAP: Bank war spreads to business banking

2:59PM | Sunday, 20 February

The marketing battle between the major banks is set to intensify, with Commonwealth Bank making a major push for NAB's business customers.

THE NEWS WRAP: Gina Rinehart first woman to be named Australia’s richest person

2:39PM | Thursday, 3 February

Gina Rinehart has become the first woman to be named Australia’s richest person, beating fellow mining magnate Andrew Forrest to the top spot.