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$1.27 billion: Amount raised by 30 Indian companies through ECBs and Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds in May 2008

Print Edition: July 27, 2008

$1.27 billion: Amount raised by 30 Indian companies through ECBs and Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds in May 2008

16.01 per cent: Percentage of total income spent by working Indians on housing, according to a survey done by Ministry of Labour & Employment

Rs 10,31,000 crore: Investment required to meet the 11th Plan (2007-12) target of increasing power capacity by 78,577 MW

25.4 per cent: The percentage by which the flow of credit from scheduled commercial banks increased between April and June this year. Total bank credit during the quarter was at Rs 24,74,596 crore

15.8 million: The proposed number of WiMAX users in India by 2012, according to Springboard Research

Rs 300 crore: Amount SBI will get by selling its 2 per cent stake in NSE

Rs 35.98: The Under-recovery incurred by oil companies on sale of a litre of kerosene

$124.7 billion (Rs 5,36,210 crore): India’s projected trade deficit in 2008-09, compared to $90.1 billion in 2007-08. This is expected to rise further to $144 billion (Rs 6,19,200 crore) in 2009-10

Rs 50-75 lakh: Daily losses suffered by low-cost carrier SpiceJet due to high ATF prices

$4 million: The amount raised by Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett for charity by auctioning an annual dinner with himself since 2000

$6.44 billion (Rs 27,692 crore): The value of shares sold by FIIs in the first six months of 2008, the biggest sell-off since India opened its doors to them in 1993. In 2007, FIIs had bought $56 billion (Rs 2,29,600 crore) worth of Indian stocks, net of sales

70 per cent: Percentage of women in Nokia’s workforce at its SEZ near Chennai

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