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Numbers of note

January 7, 2008

Rs 45,137 crore: The amount raised by companies through public issues in 2007, according to Prime Database and Bloomberg

500,000: The number of employees the Indian IT and ITES industry hired in 2007, compared to 350,000 in 2006

44 per cent: The proportion of Indian online traffic that uses the internet just for social networking, according to JuxtConsult, an online research and advisory company

$2 billion: The estimated amount that the illegal downloading of copyright movies cost the six largest US studios annually, according to the Motion Picture Association of America

42.36 per cent: Estimated growth in direct tax collections (to over Rs 3,00,000 crore) this financial year over the last year

Rs 173: Average revenue per user (monthly) for CDMA users, during the quarter ended September 2007.The figure is down from Rs 206 in the previous quarter, according to TRAI

$100 billion (Rs 4,00,000 crore): The amount Chinese state-owned oil company Sinopec will pay Iran over 25 years for developing the Yadavaran oilfield. The field will produce 85,000 barrels of oil per day in four years

136,901 MW: India’s total power generation capacity

55 per cent: The increase in India’s forex reserves since January 1, 2007

73,000: The number of employees IBM has in India. The country is the fastest-growing market for the US computer giant

Rs 18,509 crore: Premium collected by 13 non-life insurers in India in 2007, against Rs 16,584 crore the previous year

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10 per cent: Proportion of Rolls-Royce sales from China, which is the luxury carmaker’s third-largest and fastest-growing market

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