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Numbers of note

20 per cent of executive directors of FTSE 350 companies has fallen over the past five years. This equates to the loss of almost 360 positions since 2002.

     Print Edition: October 21, 2007

22 million: The number of installed computers in India, compared to 110 million in China

33: The number of Indian companies that have joined the billion-dollar (M-cap) club between January 2, 2007, and September 21, 2007. There are now 152 companies with market caps of over $1 billion

$1.3 billion: The minimum net worth required to get into the 25th anniversary edition of the Forbes 400, up $300 million from last year

$20 billion: The size of the Indian drug market by 2015, according to a McKinsey & Co. report

20 per cent: The proportion by which the number of executive directors of FTSE 350 companies has fallen over the past five years. This equates to the loss of almost 360 positions since 2002

2,770: The number of Indian websites that have been defaced/breached by hackers in the first eight months (January-August) of 2007

4: Indian-Americans who have made it to the Forbes list of richest Americans. They are Amar Bose, and Kavitark Shriram ($1.8 billion, rank 271); Bharat Desai and Neerja Sethi ($1.7 billion, rank 286); and Vinod Khosla ($1.5 billion, Rank 317)

550 million: Number of wireless phone users in China. The corresponding figure for India is 200 million 13 per cent: The retail sector’s contribution to India’s GDP

400,000: The number of students who apply to the IITs every year. Only 3,000 get through

50,000: The number of NRIs who have returned to India from the US in the last seven years

$7.7 billion: Amount raised by China Construction Bank in a public offering on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. It was China’s biggest domestic flotation to date

Rs 21 crore: The size of India’s online gaming industry

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