The Week in Numbers: stimulus shock, veggie stock

From a record stimulus package, to a healthy stock market debut, this is the Week in Numbers. First up...

56 trillion yen, or about $490 billion, is the size of Japan's blockbuster stimulus package. That far exceeded market expectations, and the global trend to wind down such boosters. Japan's slow exit from the economic doldrums pushed Prime Minister Fumio Kishida into action.

Over 27% was the debut-day plunge for shares in Indian digital payments firm Paytm. It was the country's biggest-ever IPO, but investors say it's not clear when or whether the firm will ever make a profit.

Boss Vijay Shekhar Sharma is bullish about the benefits of the IPO though:

"I think individually I see it as an opportunity to build Paytm into a global, identifiable technology company."

29% was the growth in Alibaba's revenue over the latest quarter. That's the kind of gain most firms would kill for - but it was the slowest in six quarters for the e-commerce titan. China's crackdown on big tech firms hasn't helped. Alibaba slashed its growth outlook as a result, sending shares tumbling.

$5.53 billion is the value of veggie dining. At least it was the valuation put on U.S. salad chain Sweetgreen after its shares rocketed 86% on their first day of trade in New York.

And about $9 billion is the value of Tesla shares sold by Elon Musk over the past week or so. That puts him roughly half way through offloading a 10% stake, as promised following a poll of Twitter users. Just another $9 billion to go then...

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