Financial news on September 01, 2014
Business and Financial news
David Carr The Media Equation column analyzes Amazon's decision to buy Twitch, streaming platform for gamers; notes that purchase is part of Amazon's media ambitions, and Twitch acquisition positions company in complicated media future where traditional television competes with Internet media. Read more..
Silvio Denz is founder and chairman of Art & Fragrance, a developer and producer of perfumes. The company also owns the crystal maker Lalique. Read more..
Google's demonstration of Project Wing, drone delivery system, shows that tech industry's enthusiasm for drones continues undimmed, but plenty of issues with delivery-by-drone services have yet to be resolved. Read more..
Hal Finney, cryptographer and one of the earliest users and developers of the virtual currency Bitcoin, dies at age 58. Read more..
The deal values the container unit Empaque at about $1.2 billion and would make Crown Holdings the second-largest beverage can producer in North America. Read more..
Irish government committee is set to pick country's new data privacy regulator, who will have large say in how Internet giants including Facebook and Apple use online information from roughly billion users; regulator has power to police any company in Ireland, and many of world's largest technology companies have moved their headquarters there in the last two decades. Read more..
We’re preparing to transition to fall in the September 2014 Times Premier Puzzle Pack. Read more..
Greek Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis expresses his optimism about country's economic future; is the first finance minister since onset of country's four-year economic crisis to assume his role in face of predictions that things will get better rather than worse. Read more..
Concerns have arisen about shortage of almonds, production of which has suffered due to drought in California as well as colony collapse disorder among bees that pollinate almond trees; other crops that have high demand but low supply are so-called ancient grains like quinoa, although warnings about shortage of kale was vastly overblown. Read more..
Exchange Rates of September 01, 2014
|US Dollar||Japanese Yen||1 USD = 104.320 JPY||1 JPY = 0.010 USD|
|US Dollar||Canadian Dollar||1 USD = 1.088 CAD||1 CAD = 0.919 USD|
|US Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 USD = 0.920 CHF||1 CHF = 1.087 USD|
|US Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 USD = 6.142 CNY||1 CNY = 0.163 USD|
|Euro||Japanese Yen||1 EUR = 136.950 JPY||1 JPY = 0.007 EUR|
|Euro||Pound Sterling||1 EUR = 0.790 GBP||1 GBP = 1.265 EUR|
|Euro||Australian Dollar||1 EUR = 1.407 AUD||1 AUD = 0.711 EUR|
|Euro||Canadian Dollar||1 EUR = 1.427 CAD||1 CAD = 0.701 EUR|
|Euro||Swiss Franc||1 EUR = 1.207 CHF||1 CHF = 0.829 EUR|
|Euro||Chinese Yuan||1 EUR = 8.062 CNY||1 CNY = 0.124 EUR|
|Japanese Yen||Pound Sterling||1 JPY = 0.577 GBP||1 GBP = 1.734 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Australian Dollar||1 JPY = 1.026 AUD||1 AUD = 0.974 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Canadian Dollar||1 JPY = 1.042 CAD||1 CAD = 0.960 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Swiss Franc||1 JPY = 0.881 CHF||1 CHF = 1.135 JPY|
|Pound Sterling||Australian Dollar||1 GBP = 1.779 AUD||1 AUD = 0.562 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Canadian Dollar||1 GBP = 1.806 CAD||1 CAD = 0.554 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Swiss Franc||1 GBP = 1.527 CHF||1 CHF = 0.655 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Chinese Yuan||1 GBP = 10.200 CNY||1 CNY = 0.098 GBP|
|Australian Dollar||Canadian Dollar||1 AUD = 1.015 CAD||1 CAD = 0.985 AUD|
|Australian Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 AUD = 0.858 CHF||1 CHF = 1.165 AUD|
|Australian Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 AUD = 5.732 CNY||1 CNY = 0.174 AUD|
|Canadian Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 CAD = 0.845 CHF||1 CHF = 1.183 CAD|
|Canadian Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 CAD = 5.646 CNY||1 CNY = 0.177 CAD|
|Swiss Franc||Chinese Yuan||1 CHF = 6.678 CNY||1 CNY = 0.150 CHF|