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$500

$500

... is the average weekly cost of renting a house in Sydney. Australian Property Monitors says rents for houses in Sydney remained flat during the March 2013 quarter at $500 a week, but unit rents rose 2.2 per cent to $470 a week. Over the three months, Melbourne unit rents rose 2.9 cent to $360 a week to equal the asking rent for houses.

72 per cent

... is the satisfaction rate of those with self-managed funds when asked how satisfied they are with its performance. Roy Morgan Research says the next-highest satisfaction is industry funds with 48.7 per cent, followed by retail funds with 41.9 per cent.

2451.8 tonnes

... is how much gold Italy has in its reserves. In the wake of Cyprus being ordered to sell its gold reserves to meet its financing needs, other countries may be pushed to follow suit. But Italy's entire gold reserves are worth less than €95 billion ($A118 billion), against outstanding debt of about €1.685 trillion.

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