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The business week in numbers

AAP logoAAP 19/08/2016 Garry Shilson-Josling, Economist

The big and small numbers that grabbed attention - or should have - in the business world over the past week.


$152 million. That was JB Hi-Fi's full-year profit, an 11.5 per cent rise the electronics retailer said was helped by the collapse of competitor Dick Smith.


$12.3 million. That was Commonwealth Bank chief executive Ian Narev's pay packet in the latest financial year, boosted more than 50 per cent by performance-related share bonuses. The previous year he was scraping by on $7.97 million.


$80.10. That was the record price Domino's Pizza shares hit, a day after the fast food giant posted a 29 per cent boost in annual net profit to $82.4 million - also a record.


26,200. That was the seasonally adjusted rise in employment in July. Full-time employment fell by 45,400, but that was more than offset by a 71,600 rise in part-time workers. Unemployment dropped a notch to 5.7 per cent.


$US1.1 billion ($A1.4 billion) That was the first-half loss reported by energy giant Santos, thanks to lower oil prices and a large impairment charge against its Gladstone LNG project in Queensland. The energy giant made a $US30 million profit in the previous first half. Lower energy prices were also behind a 50 per cent slump in Woodside Petroleum's first-half profit to $US340 million ($A442 million).

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