The Week in Numbers: debt deal, Saudi soccer

From a showdown over U.S. debts, to a wealthy new player in English soccer, this is the Week in Numbers.

$28.9 trillion dollars is the new legal limit on U.S. debt, subject to a vote in Congress. This week Senate leaders failed to reach a long-term deal on raising the cap, and the revised limit is likely to be exhausted by early December. Expect another showdown as the new deadline looms.

$280 billion will be General Motors' annual revenue by 2030. That's if it hits a target set out this week by boss Mary Barra. She wants to double sales, and overtake Tesla as the top electric car maker in the U.S.

10.8% is the likely gain in global goods trade this year, as a recovery takes hold. That's according to the World Trade Organization.

"It has become clear that the pace of trade recovery is closer to an optimistic scenario from March."

But Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala says resurgent health worries could yet sink the rebound.

$137 million is the total payout faced by Tesla over racism in the workplace. The carmaker admitted failings, but said the facts didn't justify the huge penalty.

And around $415 million is the reported price for a struggling soccer side these days. Fans of Premier League team Newcastle United rejoiced at news their club was being taken over by Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund. But critics like Amnesty International say the Saudis are 'sportswashing' - investing in the game to distract from criticism over their human rights record.

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