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During July 2009-June 2010, India recorded the world's maximum number of theft cases in retail stores and malls causing a revenue loss of a whopping Rs 1,040.11 crore.

Forex dealers said dollar's gain against other Asian currencies weighed on the Indian rupee, but inflow of capital by foreign funds restricted its losses.

The Indian rupee had depreciated 6 paise to Rs 44.42 a dollar in the opening trade, weighed down by dollar's gain against other Asian currencies.

The CII Business Confidence Index for October-December 2010 fell by 1.4 points to 66.2, compared to an increase of 1.5 points during the April-September period.
Forex dealers said weaker Asian currencies against the US currency and weak opening on the bourses put pressure on the Indian currency sentiment.
At the Interbank Foreign Exchange market, the domestic unit opened lower at 44.22/23 per US dollar, against Thursday's closing of 44.10/11 per dollar.
For the April-August period of 2010-11, FDI inflows declined 35 per cent to $8.92 billion, compared to $13.8 billion in the same period last year.
The public offerings of navratna companies Steel Authority of India, Indian Oil Corporation and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation will hit Dalal Street early next year.
Under the Production Sharing Contract, an explorer has the freedom to discover the market price by inviting bids from consumers in a transparent arms-length manner.

The court asks the Centre and TN govt and pollution control officials to state why action was taken against the firm in the copper smelting plant case.

At the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market, the local unit opened strong at 44.25/26 per dollar from its last close of 44.51/52 per dollar.