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Numbers of note

August 19, 2008

$100 million (Rs 430 crore): The amount of money Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp plans to invest in India over the next year to start six regional television channels

45: The number of cellphone models Finnish giant Nokia currently offers in India

467: The total number of M&A transactions in India in the first half of 2008 as compared to 663 in the corresponding period last year

6,000: The number of companies listed on Indian stock exchanges, compared to about 2,000 in China 250,000: The number of cyber cafes in India

Rs 16,000 crore: The amount of money BSNL has set aside for capital expenditure during 2008-09

121.67 million tonnes: The amount of crude oil imported by India in 2007-08, of which 73.74 per cent came from West Asia

$10 million: The cost of the lab that China has set up to conduct the drug screening programme at the Beijing Olympic Sports Centre

$600 billion (Rs 25.8 lakh crore): Amount of money India will have to invest on creating additional power capacity by 2017 to meet electricity demand, which is likely to treble to 335,000 MW by then

47 per cent: The growth in direct tax collections during the April-July period of the current financial year. Direct tax revenues during the period were at Rs 71,648 crore

5,010: The number of apartments that Delhi Development Authority (DDA) will build and sell under its Housing Scheme ’08 compared to 3,000 flats it sold in its previous scheme, launched in 2006

2 per cent: Projected share of Indian software and BPO companies in the global pie by 2015

$43 billion: The amount spent by China on the Olympic Games in Beijing

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