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Numbers of note

$2.8 billion (Rs 12,040 crore): Net loss of Lehman Brothers in the second quarter (April-June) of 2008

     Print Edition: July 13, 2008

$2.8 billion (Rs 12,040 crore): Net loss of Lehman Brothers in the second quarter (April-June) of 2008

Rs 59,000 crore: Amount of money that India’s 29 states will borrow by selling bonds in the current financial year

Rs 10,205 crore: Amount of money that the government raised from import duties in May 2008, up 25.2 per cent from the figure for May 2007 118 million: Number of registered users on the MySpace online community

$4.9 billion (Rs 21,070 crore): The amount by which India’s foreign exchange reserves fell during the week ended June 13, 2008, the largest single-week fall in the country’s forex kitty, which stood at $310.69 billion

71 per cent: The rise in direct tax collections during the first two months of 2008-09. Tax revenues stood at Rs 22,840 crore compared to Rs 13,335 crore in the corresponding period a year ago

1.5 billion units: The size of the Indian DVD market. This figure is expected to grow to 4.5 billion units per year by 2010

$6.39 billion: Value of 170 private equity deals in India in the first five months of 2008, compared to the corresponding figures of 159 deals and $4.97 billion in the first five months of last year

8 million: Downloads in the first 24 hours of web browser Firefox 3 after it became available on June 16. At its peak, Firefox’s website was serving 17,000 copies a minute

Rs 95,000 crore: The amount the government is expected to pay as fertiliser subsidy in 2008-09, compared to Rs 40,338 crore last year

Rs 4,435.5 crore: Value of spices India exported in 2007-08, surpassing its target of Rs 3,600 crore

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