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... is what the government will save over the next decade from the superannuation reforms announced last week. The savings to the budget bottom line come from two measures. There will be a higher contribution tax for those earning more than $300,000 a year and retirees will pay tax on earnings in their super fund over $100,000 a year.
48 per cent
... is how much JB Hi-Fi's shares have risen this year, making the music retailer 2013's best performer on the ASX 200. The shares, which were as low as $7.92 in June 2012, have almost doubled since, hitting $15.30 last week.
... is the bargain price retired London policewoman Sue Diamond paid (via a telephone auction) for a six-bedroom 1930s house in 2010. The vendor - a builder - warned her that the house, which sat on a cliff above the English resort of Torquay, was unsound but Diamond was set on it. Last week the cliff collapsed, taking the house, and Diamond's investment - about $246,000 - into the sea below.