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Numbers of note

Rs 17,120 crore: Amount raised by Indian companies through IPOs in 2008 till the end of May

     Print Edition: June 29, 2008

Rs 17,120 crore: Amount raised by Indian companies through IPOs in 2008 till the end of May

$5 billion (Rs 21,500 crore): Investment limit for foreign investors in Indian government debt, up from the earlier limit of $3.2 billion (Rs 13,760 crore)

20: Number of Indian companies among world’s top 100 in outsourcing

$35 billion (Rs 1,50,500 crore): The FDI target set by the government for 2008-09; India received

$24.57 billion (Rs 1,05,651 crore) of FDI in 2007-08 Rs 33,299: India’s estimated per capita income during 2007-08, compared to the 2000-01 figure of Rs 16,688

256,097: Total number of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards issued by the Indian government to People of Indian Origin (PIOs). The largest number of OCI cards, 96,648, have been issued to PIOs in the US.

99 million: The number of newspaper copies sold in India every day, making the country the secondlargest newspaper market in the world after China (107 million), according to the World Association of Newspapers (WAN)

$299.54 (Rs 12,900) per sq. ft: The office rental in London’s West End, making it the most expensive city in the world to rent office space in, according to CB Richard Ellis Group’s semi-annual global rents survey. At $210.97 (Rs 9,100) and $145.16 (Rs 6,200), Mumbai and Delhi are placed fourth and seventh, respectively, in the list

$137.6 billion (Rs 5,91,680 crore): The value of assets under management of India’s mutual funds industry at the end of 2007, up 67 per cent from the figure a year ago

700,000: The number of employees currently working in the Indian BPO industry

30,000: Number of ATMs (automated teller machines) in the country

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