Financial news on January 2nd, 2008
Business and Financial news
Like baseball or the weather, the economy can be a difficult thing to predict. Nonetheless, here’s a sampling of what economists expect for 2008. Read more..
Extreme makeovers provide many of the plotlines for reality television. The same could also be said for some recent Manhattan real estate deals Read more..
John Edwards is running a notably more populist campaign than either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. In several ways, Mr. Edwards is more open to using the government to try to help the middle class - and less trusting of the free market. Read more..
OK!, the celebrity magazine, could not possibly have purchased all the attention it enjoyed after it got the scoop that Jamie Lynn Spears was pregnant. Or could it? Read more..
When it comes to starting a business, much of what an entrepreneur learns comes down to trial and error - and tinkering. Read more..
The Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts chain has signed a celebrity spokesman whose specialty is near and dear to the guests’ hearts: golf. Read more..
India’s exports of manufactured goods rose in November as companies completed orders and hedged to cope with the rupee’s appreciation. Read more..
Plunging housing prices and soaring oil costs have provoked gloomy talk of a possible recession. Yet the economy has kept growing. How much longer can the expansion carry on? Read more..
The Centro Properties Group, which owns 700 malls in the United States, will weigh offers for all of the company or assets including its Australian and United States funds. Read more..
Oil prices briefly reached $100 a barrel on Wednesday, a long-awaited milestone in an era of rapidly escalating energy demand and tightening supplies. Read more..
Values are reported in US Dollars
|Wells Fargo & Co.||WFC||30.48||30.48||28.98||29.10||24.4M|
|Procter & Gamble||PG||73.26||73.59||71.87||72.31||12.3M|
|Johnson & Johnson||JNJ||66.56||67.00||65.72||65.91||12M|
|International Business Machines||IBM||108.99||108.99||104.17||104.69||9.5M|
|Walt Disney & Co.||DIS||32.30||32.63||31.69||31.84||9.27M|
Exchange Rates of January 2nd, 2008
|US Dollar||Japanese Yen||1 USD = 109.620 JPY||1 JPY = 0.009 USD|
|US Dollar||Canadian Dollar||1 USD = 0.993 CAD||1 CAD = 1.007 USD|
|US Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 USD = 1.118 CHF||1 CHF = 0.894 USD|
|US Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 USD = 7.305 CNY||1 CNY = 0.137 USD|
|Euro||Japanese Yen||1 EUR = 161.370 JPY||1 JPY = 0.006 EUR|
|Euro||Pound Sterling||1 EUR = 0.743 GBP||1 GBP = 1.346 EUR|
|Euro||Australian Dollar||1 EUR = 1.665 AUD||1 AUD = 0.601 EUR|
|Euro||Canadian Dollar||1 EUR = 1.462 CAD||1 CAD = 0.684 EUR|
|Euro||Swiss Franc||1 EUR = 1.647 CHF||1 CHF = 0.607 EUR|
|Japanese Yen||Pound Sterling||1 JPY = 0.460 GBP||1 GBP = 2.173 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Australian Dollar||1 JPY = 1.031 AUD||1 AUD = 0.970 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Canadian Dollar||1 JPY = 0.906 CAD||1 CAD = 1.104 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Swiss Franc||1 JPY = 1.021 CHF||1 CHF = 0.980 JPY|
|Pound Sterling||Australian Dollar||1 GBP = 2.241 AUD||1 AUD = 0.446 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Canadian Dollar||1 GBP = 1.968 CAD||1 CAD = 0.508 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Swiss Franc||1 GBP = 2.216 CHF||1 CHF = 0.451 GBP|
|Australian Dollar||Canadian Dollar||1 AUD = 0.878 CAD||1 CAD = 1.140 AUD|
|Australian Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 AUD = 0.989 CHF||1 CHF = 1.012 AUD|
|Canadian Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 CAD = 1.126 CHF||1 CHF = 0.888 CAD|