The big and small numbers that grabbed attention - or should have - in the business world this week.
2.6 per cent
The annual growth in wages during 2013, as measured by the wage price index in figures released on Wednesday.
This was the slowest annual growth in wage costs since the index began in 1997.
$US1.71 billion ($A1.9 billion)
The record half-year profit for Fortescue Metals, which announced on Wednesday it had more than doubled its half year profit to a record $US1.71 billion.
The world's fourth biggest iron ore miner's profit in the six months to December 31 was up from $US478 million thanks to increased production.
The value of goods sold by Coles supermarkets and its associated liquor stores in the Wesfarmers stable in the first half of 2013/14.
Strong sales at Coles helped Wesfarmers post a $1.43 billion profit for the six months to December on Wednesday, an 11.2 per cent rise.
The total value of Australia's superannuation savings as of December, 2013, according to the latest figures released by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority on Thursday.
Total superannuation assets grew 19.8 per cent in value over the year.