Financial news on March 2nd, 2009

Business and Financial news
Southeast Asian Nations Talk of Economic Union

The group would be modeled on the European Union but analysts say some governments may not make the kinds of sovereignty concessions needed. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

UBS Is Said to Raise Pay After Cuts in Bonuses

Salaries for some senior bankers were said to rise to $429,000 from $172,000, still less than before the cuts. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE8,288,307,517,60296M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC10,9611,4310,2710,84163M
PfizerPFE12,0812,1711,6211,66106M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM21,7022,4321,0721,1695M
MicrosoftMSFT16,0416,2515,7215,7980.6M
IntelINTC12,5413,0212,3112,3164.5M
Cisco SystemsCSCO14,3314,7814,2714,3259.9M
ExxonMobilXOM66,9067,4364,8464,9154.8M
Oracle Corp.ORCL15,2115,6915,1415,2047.3M
AT&T Inc.T22,8023,8321,4423,0443.5M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT46,6947,4045,3947,0433.7M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ28,0528,3527,3927,5233M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH19,1919,2517,0017,4830.8M
ComcastCMCSA12,8112,8712,3212,5928.6M
HP Inc.HPQ28,7529,0627,9028,0728M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ49,0049,4347,8447,9227.9M
AppleAAPL89,3191,2087,6787,9427.5M
ConocoPhillipsCOP36,5636,8535,0535,1325.7M
Home DepotHD20,3520,9519,8419,9225.5M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT48,7249,4947,9648,0425.4M
AltriaMO15,2415,4115,0015,0721.9M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY18,0818,4017,7217,7420.1M
ChevronCVX59,3760,1957,6057,6219.3M
Procter & GamblePG47,3647,9346,8046,8719M
SchlumbergerSLB37,0937,5535,5235,8417.4M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS16,4816,5515,9016,0517.1M
MerckMRK23,7624,3223,4223,4416.6M
Coca-ColaKO40,2940,7239,6239,6915.6M
Gilead SciencesGILD44,0244,9143,6544,2715.5M
International Business MachinesIBM91,1791,9088,7589,0515.2M
AmgenAMGN48,3048,7447,6547,8814.2M
BoeingBA30,9631,0029,3229,5114M
United TechnologiesUTX40,0240,3339,0839,1713.3M
McDonald'sMCD51,8052,6351,2851,8513.2M
AlphabetGOOGL333,33340,70326,00327,1611.6M
AmazonAMZN63,9465,5261,5161,9910.5M
VisaV55,9356,9753,8754,169.76M
PepsicoPEP47,3147,9446,7646,858.64M
3MMMM44,5545,1842,7542,848.12M
Union PacificUNP36,8336,9035,4535,817.18M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B2385,002484,002351,002444,0093.9K
Exchange Rates of March 2nd, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 97,410 JPY1 JPY = 0,010 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,293 CAD1 CAD = 0,774 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,175 CHF1 CHF = 0,851 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,845 CNY1 CNY = 0,146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 122,540 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,895 GBP1 GBP = 1,118 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,995 AUD1 AUD = 0,501 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,626 CAD1 CAD = 0,615 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,479 CHF1 CHF = 0,676 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 8,610 CNY1 CNY = 0,116 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,730 GBP1 GBP = 1,370 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,628 AUD1 AUD = 0,614 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,326 CAD1 CAD = 0,754 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,206 CHF1 CHF = 0,829 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,230 AUD1 AUD = 0,449 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,816 CAD1 CAD = 0,551 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,652 CHF1 CHF = 0,605 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9,609 CNY1 CNY = 0,104 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,814 CAD1 CAD = 1,228 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,740 CHF1 CHF = 1,352 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4,316 CNY1 CNY = 0,232 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,908 CHF1 CHF = 1,101 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5,299 CNY1 CNY = 0,189 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 5,821 CNY1 CNY = 0,172 CHF

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