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 DollarEuro1 USD = 0,826 EUR1 EUR = 1,211 USD
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 119,823 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US DollarPound Sterling1 USD = 0,642 GBP1 GBP = 1,559 USD
US DollarAustralian Dollar1 USD = 1,224 AUD1 AUD = 0,817 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,161 CAD1 CAD = 0,862 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0,994 CHF1 CHF = 1,006 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,202 CNY1 CNY = 0,161 USD
US DollarMexican Peso1 USD = 14,729 MXN1 MXN = 0,068 USD
US DollarSwidish Krona1 USD = 7,792 SEK1 SEK = 0,128 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 145,011 JPY1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,777 GBP1 GBP = 1,288 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,481 AUD1 AUD = 0,675 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,405 CAD1 CAD = 0,712 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,203 CHF1 CHF = 0,832 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 7,504 CNY1 CNY = 0,133 EUR
EuroMexican Peso1 EUR = 17,797 MXN1 MXN = 0,056 EUR
EuroSwidish Krona1 EUR = 9,431 SEK1 SEK = 0,106 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,005 GBP1 GBP = 188,679 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0,010 AUD1 AUD = 98,039 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,010 CAD1 CAD = 103,093 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0,008 CHF1 CHF = 120,482 JPY
Japanese YenChinese Yuan1 JPY = 0,052 CNY1 CNY = 19,342 JPY
Japanese YenMexican Peso1 JPY = 0,123 MXN1 MXN = 8,150 JPY
Japanese YenSwidish Krona1 JPY = 0,065 SEK1 SEK = 15,385 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,906 AUD1 AUD = 0,525 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,809 CAD1 CAD = 0,553 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,548 CHF1 CHF = 0,646 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9,662 CNY1 CNY = 0,103 GBP
Pound SterlingMexican Peso1 GBP = 22,943 MXN1 MXN = 0,044 GBP
Pound SterlingSwidish Krona1 GBP = 12,131 SEK1 SEK = 0,082 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,949 CAD1 CAD = 1,054 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,812 CHF1 CHF = 1,232 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5,067 CNY1 CNY = 0,197 AUD
Australian DollarMexican Peso1 AUD = 12,014 MXN1 MXN = 0,083 AUD
Australian DollarSwidish Krona1 AUD = 6,365 SEK1 SEK = 0,157 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,856 CHF1 CHF = 1,169 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5,342 CNY1 CNY = 0,187 CAD
Canadian DollarMexican Peso1 CAD = 12,666 MXN1 MXN = 0,079 CAD
Canadian DollarSwidish Krona1 CAD = 6,710 SEK1 SEK = 0,149 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,241 CNY1 CNY = 0,160 CHF
Swiss FrancMexican Peso1 CHF = 14,800 MXN1 MXN = 0,068 CHF
Swiss FrancSwidish Krona1 CHF = 7,842 SEK1 SEK = 0,128 CHF

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