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Numbers of note

$286 billion: India’s current foreign exchange reserves, which are much above optimal levels. Forex accumulation has reduced external vulnerabilities and decreased the risk of financial contagion, according to a recent IMF study

Print Edition: September 21, 2008

$286 billion: India’s current foreign exchange reserves, which are much above optimal levels. Forex accumulation has reduced external vulnerabilities and decreased the risk of financial contagion, according to a recent IMF study

Rs 3,300 crore: The amount Infosys Technologies will pay to acquire the UK-based Axon Group, a SAP consulting company, in an all-cash deal, which is also the largest overseas acquisition by an Indian IT company

$238 million (Rs 1,023.4 crore): Investments made by venture firms in 17 deals in India in the second quarter of 2008, a 120 per cent jump from the comparable period a year ago and the second-highest quarterly total on record

Rs 39,363 crore: Value of oil bonds that the three public sector oil marketing companies— IOC, HPCL and BPCL—are yet to receive from RBI for the first quarter of 2008-09

$2 billion: Size of bilateral India-Pakistan trade

330,000: Students that have trained or are training at Aptech China, the market leader in IT education in that country

450 million barrels: Hydrocarbon reserves held by Imperial Energy, the British firm that OVL has bid for

Rs 1,500 crore: The amount spent annually on print advertising in Mumbai, the highest in the country. Delhi, with an annual spend of Rs 1,200 crore, is at second place

25 per cent: Of Fortune 500 companies have either a board committee or a separate panel to oversee environmental issues

9: India’s ranking on the list of the top 10 countries that send spam in the second quarter of 2008

$17.2 billion: Budget for the London Olympics in 2012, which includes capital as well as operating expenses. The budget for the just-concluded Beijing Olympics was $42 billion

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