August 19, 2008
Status: $3.93 billion (Rs 16,563 crore) in May 2008.
Impact: FDI inflows into India touched $19.56 billion (Rs 78,989 crore) in the first five months of 2008-09, 91 per cent more than in the corresponding period last year.
Status: Rs 16,569.70 raised via 32 IPOs (till July 31, 2008)
Impact: Though the absolute figures look good, they hide the fact that the weakening economy and volatile stock market conditions have resulted in the IPO pipeline almost drying up.