Aggressive discounting on food has helped supermarket giant Woolworths beat its fierce rival Coles on sales growth.
Spinning off Domain would strip Fairfax Media of its best earner, but the slimmed down company would still have plenty of high-profile assets.
Economists say sluggish construction work is unlikely to have added to growth in the final quarter of 2016, with public sector construction falling the most.

Wages rose 1.9% in 2016

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the official wage price index for the December quarter.
The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Leading Index shows that the economic outlook has been above or at trend for six months.
Dairy processor Bega Cheese says farmers could receive a better price for their milk later this year because dairy commodity prices have improved.
Weak patient numbers are expected to keep the brakes on earnings growth in Healthscope's private hospitals business.
Blackmores has suffered a 41 per cent decline in half year profit as vitamin sales dropped.
Iron ore miner Fortescue has lifted half year profit to $US1.2 billion on the back of a rally in iron ore but expects prices to moderate in the near term.
Energy giant Woodside made a full year profit of $US868 million, but its underlying performance was weaker due to lower oil prices.
APN shareholders will receive a dividend for the first time since 2012 after the company cut its full-year loss to $6 million from $10 million a year ago.
Fairfax Media says it remains committed to print news, and is aiming to boost shareholder returns by spinning off Domain into a separate business.
A flurry of acquisitions has seen Vocus' half year net profit and revenue surge.
Sirtex Medical's sales of its cancer treatment have slowed drastically, and it will now scale back research activities to cut costs.
A fall in payments on a previous acquisition has boosted Isentia's first-half net profit, but underlying profit has tumbled 17 per cent.

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