Financial news on January 01, 2015

Business and Financial news
Burning Sensation

Starting our 2015 themelesses off right, with David Steinberg. Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

By ‘Editing’ Plant Genes, Companies Avoid Regulation

Critics of bioengineered crops are concerned that a technical loophole could lead to the release of plants that could have unintended effects on the environment. Read more..

By ANDREW POLLACK - The New York Times

Deal Makers Notched Nearly $3.5 Trillion Worth in ’14, Best in 7 Years

Deals worth nearly $3.5 trillion were announced, a performance favored by low interest rates and high stock prices. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED - The New York Times

Five Surprising Economic Trends in 2014, and What They Mean for 2015

One of the foremost challenges is finding a way to get the world’s major economies humming enough that deflation is no longer a worry. Read more..

By NEIL IRWIN - The New York Times

Just for Laughs: Fake Mustaches and Cat Translations

Kit Eaton App Smart column examines series of humorous mobile applications, from those that utilize sight gags to witty comic strips. Read more..

By KIT EATON - The New York Times

Peter Praet of E.C.B. Says More Eurozone Stimulus May Be Needed

Peter Praet, European Central Bank board member, says current measures to stimulate the eurozone economy may not be adequate; comments heighten expectations that central bank is moving closer to broad-based government bond purchases. Read more..

By JACK EWING - The New York Times

Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Is Set for On-Demand and Wider Online Viewing

Sony Pictures announces agreements with cable, satellite and telecom providers that will expand availability of controversial film The Interview for home viewing; will also expand theatrical run in the United States to more than 580 theaters, from 331. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

Standouts in Tech: Drones, Virtual Reality, Instant Translation and A.I.

Gadgetwise column; four standout tech products from 2014 include the DJI Inspire 1 quadricopter, the Occulus Rift Crescent Bay virtual reality system, Skype Translator and Google's image summary system. Read more..

By FARHAD MANJOO - The New York Times

Writers Are Mixed Over Amazon Unlimited

Six months after its introduction, Kindle Unlimited is proving controversial and disruptive, just like so many other Amazon innovations. Read more..

By DAVID STREITFELD - The New York Times

Exchange Rates of January 01, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0,826 EUR 1 EUR = 1,211 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 119,823 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0,642 GBP 1 GBP = 1,559 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1,224 AUD 1 AUD = 0,817 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,161 CAD 1 CAD = 0,862 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0,994 CHF 1 CHF = 1,006 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,202 CNY 1 CNY = 0,161 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 14,729 MXN 1 MXN = 0,068 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 7,792 SEK 1 SEK = 0,128 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 145,011 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,777 GBP 1 GBP = 1,288 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,481 AUD 1 AUD = 0,675 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,405 CAD 1 CAD = 0,712 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,203 CHF 1 CHF = 0,832 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7,504 CNY 1 CNY = 0,133 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 17,797 MXN 1 MXN = 0,056 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9,431 SEK 1 SEK = 0,106 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,005 GBP 1 GBP = 188,679 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,010 AUD 1 AUD = 98,039 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,010 CAD 1 CAD = 103,093 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0,008 CHF 1 CHF = 120,482 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0,052 CNY 1 CNY = 19,342 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0,123 MXN 1 MXN = 8,150 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0,065 SEK 1 SEK = 15,385 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,906 AUD 1 AUD = 0,525 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,809 CAD 1 CAD = 0,553 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,548 CHF 1 CHF = 0,646 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9,662 CNY 1 CNY = 0,103 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 22,943 MXN 1 MXN = 0,044 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 12,131 SEK 1 SEK = 0,082 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,949 CAD 1 CAD = 1,054 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,812 CHF 1 CHF = 1,232 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5,067 CNY 1 CNY = 0,197 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 12,014 MXN 1 MXN = 0,083 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6,365 SEK 1 SEK = 0,157 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,856 CHF 1 CHF = 1,169 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5,342 CNY 1 CNY = 0,187 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 12,666 MXN 1 MXN = 0,079 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6,710 SEK 1 SEK = 0,149 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,241 CNY 1 CNY = 0,160 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 14,800 MXN 1 MXN = 0,068 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 7,842 SEK 1 SEK = 0,128 CHF

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