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54 per cent

54 per cent

... is the portion of people who told a survey that they would rather invest in a super fund that invests responsibly rather than purely maximises returns.

$10.7 million

... is how much researcher RateCity says will be paid in interest on credit card debts to card providers this festive season. There are 200,000 more credit cards on issue than last Christmas.

$166.8 billion

... is how much business plans to invest this financial year, down 2 per cent on expectations this time last year but an improvement on three months ago.


... is the average we will spend per person on Christmas - $5 more than last year - based on forecasts by IBISWorld.

148.7 cents

... a litre was the national unleaded petrol price last week, up 1.5 cents, the Australian Institute of Petroleum says.

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