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The dollar sign ($) is sometimes used to indicate a hexadecimal number. For example, $3E0 is the hex number 3E0. In the Unix world, all Unix shells support the use of the $ as a prefix to the name of a shell variable or an environment variable.
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The Minister noted that fiscal deficit is well below the target, inflation is down to single digit, and foreign reserves have crossed ten billion dollar mark.
This mixed-use mega-project is now approaching the billion dollar mark with groundbreaking due within the year.
35 dollar mark in the past week, maintaining the fears of many officials that Europe's fledgling economic recovery will be hurt.
The figures were calculated by economist Maurice Fitzpatrick, who based them on what would happen if the price of oil - currently about 36 dollars a barrel for Brent crude - hit the 40 dollar mark then stayed there.
If sterling does hit the two dollar mark it will be the first time since Black Wednesday, 1992, when Britain left the ERM.
The exchange rate briefly moved over the psychological important 10 peso per dollar mark in mid-January, before dipping below soon afterward.
Crossing the billion dollar mark is a first for the giant trade show.
The country's per capita GNP exceeded the 10,000 dollar mark in 1995 at 10,037 dollars and registered 10,543 dollars in 1996.
CRUDE oil prices climbed back over the 50 US dollar mark after Iraq and Algeria signalled support to extend Opec production cuts, helping buoy oil majors on the FTSE 100.
The nominal value of retail trade in Tasmania is pushing close to the half a billion dollar mark, recording another record of $499.
The Indian market was, in fact, seen inching towards the two-trillion dollar mark at least twice in the past - first in early 2008 and then at the beginning of 2011 with a size as high as US $1.
The country's total liquid foreign reserves, for the first time in the history, have crossed 17 billion dollar mark and reached at ever highest level of $17.