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Note these numbers of note

Posted by Sathyamurthy www.sathyamurthy.com on June 20, 2006

2.5 million: The number of barrels (a barrel is 159 litres) of oil India consumes every day. The US burns 10 times this amount

30 per cent: The growth recorded by the PC market in India in 2005-06 compared to the previous year. HP retained the top slot with total market share of 18 per cent, followed by HCL at 14 per cent, and Lenovo at 9 per cent in terms of unit shipments

48: Number of airports China is planning to open over the next five years. With passenger numbers forecast to grow 14 per cent annually, Beijing plans to spend $17.5 billion on airports by
2010. It is also planning to increase this number further to 220 by 2020

1 billion: The number of songs sold by Apple Computer through the iTunes Music Store thus far throughout Europe as well as in the US, Canada, Australia and Japan

£228 million (Rs 1,778.4 crore): The amount Indian companies spent buying eight British businesses last year, including the £80 million acquisition of Premier Foods’ Typhoo tea brand by Apeejay International

$224 million (Rs 1,008 crore): The amount raked in by The Da Vinci Code in its worldwide opening, the second-biggest debut ever at the global box office, behind the $253 million tally for “Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge of the Sith”

$3.54 million (Rs 15.93 crore): The amount paid by an anonymous bidder for ‘The Hammer’, a Stradivarius violin made in 1707, at Christie’s in New York recently, making it the most expensive musical instrument ever sold at an auction

69.3 points: The value of CII’s business confidence index for April-September 2006, up from the September-March 2005-06 level of 67.2 points. A score above 50 indicates “positive confidence” while a score above 75 indicates “strong positive confidence”

$5.5 billion (Rs 24,750 crore): Annual remittances from 3.5 million Keralites who work abroad. Eighty-five per cent of them are settled in West Asia

Rs 19,990: The price of the XBox360 Core, which will be launched in India in October

Rs. Can’t quantify: The amount depositors have lost while investing for higher returns in shares, mutual funds, fixed deposits of finance companies and chit funds

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