Financial news on January 1st, 2009
Business and Financial news
In the last two weeks, Chinese officials have announced a series of measures to help exporters. Read more..
A run on bicycles during the summer raised hopes among bike store owners, but sales have leveled off since then. Read more..
In response to the economic downturn, alcohol retailers and industry experts say, consumers have been trading down for less expensive wines and spirits. Read more..
The decision from Vikram S. Pandit, Citigroup’s chief executive, and Winfried F. W. Bischoff, the bank’s chairman, stands as a test of whether high pay is necessary to retain talented executives. Read more..
MGA Entertainment lost a bid to extend a freeze on a court-ordered ban on manufacturing and selling the Bratz dolls while it appeals a jury verdict. Read more..
On Wall Street, about $7 trillion of shareholders’ wealth — the gains of the last six years — was wiped out in 2008. Read more..
Stocks were higher on the last trading day of the year. Read more..
Ever since I increased the amount of memory inside the box, my Windows Vista PC has been crashing off and on. Is there a way to tell if the new RAM chips are causing the problem as opposed to, say, a virus? Read more..
Simple recharging practices can help solve common battery problems. Read more..
Innergie has created a charger, the mCube90, that lets you charge many models of notebook computers as well as any other device that can be charged through a U.S.B. port. Read more..
Exchange Rates of January 1st, 2009
|US Dollar||Japanese Yen||1 USD = 90,710 JPY||1 JPY = 0,011 USD|
|US Dollar||Canadian Dollar||1 USD = 1,220 CAD||1 CAD = 0,820 USD|
|US Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 USD = 1,061 CHF||1 CHF = 0,942 USD|
|Euro||Japanese Yen||1 EUR = 127,300 JPY||1 JPY = 0,008 EUR|
|Euro||Pound Sterling||1 EUR = 0,956 GBP||1 GBP = 1,046 EUR|
|Euro||Australian Dollar||1 EUR = 1,988 AUD||1 AUD = 0,503 EUR|
|Euro||Canadian Dollar||1 EUR = 1,711 CAD||1 CAD = 0,584 EUR|
|Euro||Swiss Franc||1 EUR = 1,489 CHF||1 CHF = 0,672 EUR|
|Euro||Chinese Yuan||1 EUR = 9,544 CNY||1 CNY = 0,105 EUR|
|Japanese Yen||Pound Sterling||1 JPY = 0,753 GBP||1 GBP = 1,327 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Australian Dollar||1 JPY = 1,571 AUD||1 AUD = 0,637 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Canadian Dollar||1 JPY = 1,353 CAD||1 CAD = 0,739 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Swiss Franc||1 JPY = 1,182 CHF||1 CHF = 0,846 JPY|
|Pound Sterling||Australian Dollar||1 GBP = 2,078 AUD||1 AUD = 0,481 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Canadian Dollar||1 GBP = 1,790 CAD||1 CAD = 0,559 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Swiss Franc||1 GBP = 1,557 CHF||1 CHF = 0,642 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Chinese Yuan||1 GBP = 9,964 CNY||1 CNY = 0,100 GBP|
|Australian Dollar||Canadian Dollar||1 AUD = 0,860 CAD||1 CAD = 1,162 AUD|
|Australian Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 AUD = 0,748 CHF||1 CHF = 1,336 AUD|
|Australian Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 AUD = 4,814 CNY||1 CNY = 0,208 AUD|
|Canadian Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 CAD = 0,869 CHF||1 CHF = 1,150 CAD|
|Canadian Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 CAD = 5,589 CNY||1 CNY = 0,179 CAD|
|Swiss Franc||Chinese Yuan||1 CHF = 6,396 CNY||1 CNY = 0,156 CHF|