WSJ By The Numbers - Top 10 for Nov.28

315 ETFs: Total assets in exchange-traded funds were up about 29% from the end of last year, according ICI. There were 315 ETFs in October, of which 228 tracked domestic stock indexes with assets of $268 billion; 81 ETFs tracked international equity indexes with assets of $95.4 billion; and six tracked bond indexes with assets of $19.9 billion. (Assets in ETFs Rise 9.4% to $383.3 Billion)

In India's $300 billion-a-year retail market, the market share of organized retail business is expected to jump from the current 3% to 16% by 2011, according to Technopack Advisors. Bharti's cellular business has over 30 million mobile subscribers. Wal-Mart will have to compete with other global rivals such as Carrefour SA of France and Tesco PLC of Britain, and several major Indian conglomerates -- including Reliance Industries Ltd., Aditya Birla Group and Tata Group -- have recently announced multi-billion-dollar plans to build their own supermarket, department-store and convenience-store networks in India. (Wal-Mart to Enter India in Venture)

$1 to $1000 Stock Photos: Nonexclusive rights to stock photos can cost as little as a $1, whereas the cost of arranging a photo shoot to produce an original picture can easily run into tens of thousands of dollars. Key players in stock photos are: Corbis, Getty Images, iStockphoto, and OnRequest Images. (When Marketers See Double)

57 million more to Get YouTube: Beginning in early December, Verizon will make a selection of YouTube videos available to its 57 million customers. To get the content, consumers have to subscribe to Verizon's "V Cast" media service, which costs $15 a month, or $3 for daily access, and only works with certain handsets. YouTube's content could also come to Verizon's new FiOS TV service, in which the phone company is investing $18 billion to roll out around the country. (YouTube's Web Videos to Go Mobile)

Pay-Per-Call to Reach 15% of Local Search: Kelsey Group, a Princeton, N.J. market-research firm, estimates that pay-per-call advertising will reach 15% of all local search advertising by 2010, up from about 2% today. Typically a business will pay 10 times more for a call than a click. A caller will convert to a paying customer roughly half the time, whereas "it takes about 10 clicks to a Web site to generate one phone call," says Matt Booth, a senior vice president of the Kelsey Group. (Using Pay-Per-Call Ads)

$327B on buybacks: In the third quarter of 2006, companies in the S&P 500 index bought back an estimated $110 billion of their own shares, following $117 billion in the second quarter and $100 billion in the first, according to Standard & Poor's. The combined $327 billion was up 33% from $245 billion in the first nine months of 2005. (Self-Serve in the Boardroom)

Intel has crossed the billion-dollar threshold for annual investments only twice before - $1.2 billion in 1999 and $1.3 billion in 2000. The overriding factor is a $600 million commitment to Clearwire, a WiMax start-up led by cellular pioneer Craig McCaw. About 56% of the dollars Intel Capital invested in 2006 went to companies based outside of the U.S., down slightly from the more than 60% invested overseas in 2005. (Intel's Venture Arm Will Reach $1 Billion in Investments in '06)

$300M Deals Fees in India: Citigroup estimates total investment banking fees in India at around $300 million a year. According to data provider Dealogic, three Chinese banks that listed in Hong Kong this year paid $828 million in fees, compared with $241 million for all equity deals in India this year. (Hot Deals in India Net Thin Fees)

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