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217 million

217 million

... is the iron ore tonnage BHP Billiton expects to dig up in the Pilbara this financial year. The miner surpassed its iron ore guidance by more than 2 per cent for the year to June 30, and says it is already capable of producing beyond its guidance for 2013-14.

4.4 per cent

... is the annual growth in spending captured by the Commonwealth Bank's business sales indicator, which collects all transactions through the bank's eftpos system. This is down on the 10.6 per cent in May.

$55.7 billion

... is how much households and business combined owe on mortgages, personal loans and lease finance in May, a rise of 6.6 per cent in a year.

64 per cent

... is the chance of a further 25 basis points rate cut at the next Reserve Bank meeting, according to Credit Suisse's implied rates.

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