Financial news on August 05, 2009

Business and Financial news
BHP Names Ex-Chief of Ford Chairman

Jacques A. Nasser will succeed Don Argus as chairman at the mining company. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

Bids Start at $300,000 for Chicago’s Post Office

The Postal Service’s largest vacant property will be auctioned after proposals to rehabilitate the site foundered. Read more..

By ROBERT SHAROFF - The New York Times

D.R. Horton and Pulte, Home Builders, Post Losses

Orders and revenue declined as the long housing slump eroded demand, the nation’s two largest home builders said. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Higher Prices Pushed Up Consumer Spending for June

Consumers spent more in June because prices of food and energy were rising, not because they were ready to spend freely again. Read more..

By JACK HEALY - The New York Times

NBC Builds Anticipation for 10 P.M.

With six weeks of promotions for "The Jay Leno Show," NBC says "life needs more laughter" and subtly knocks the competition’s crime dramas. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

New Entry in E-Books Is a Paper Tiger

Barnes & Noble’s e-book store has a lot of promise, but is saddled with filler, missing some top books and has some awkward details. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Royal Bank of Scotland Sells Asian Units to ANZ

The British bank was in need of cash, and the buyer, the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, wanted to raise its profile in Asia. Read more..

By BETTINA WASSENER - The New York Times

Toyota Posts $819 Million Loss

Sales remain sluggish, but the Japanese automaker trimmed its fiscal year loss forecast by about 18 percent to $4.7 billion. Read more..

By HIROKO TABUCHI - International Herald Tribune

What Trump Gets, Not Everyone Can

The real estate mogul has managed to get his Atlantic City casinos out of bankruptcy for a third time. Equity firms could take lessons. Read more..


Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE13,8514,1013,8313,9999.7M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC26,7128,0526,6028,0287.4M
Cisco SystemsCSCO22,5522,5722,0122,1779M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM40,3442,2040,2641,7863.3M
AT&T Inc.T26,3726,3925,6025,7343M
Oracle Corp.ORCL21,8321,8521,1821,4436M
Procter & GamblePG53,7454,1753,3253,9121.3M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ31,8931,8931,1631,2718.6M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT49,9449,9749,1849,2017.7M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT44,3544,3543,9744,0016.4M
HP Inc.HPQ43,4143,4242,7443,2613.5M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS25,6425,7024,9925,2712M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY21,9722,1421,6121,7510.4M
Home DepotHD26,3026,4625,9626,3310M
Gilead SciencesGILD47,8147,9146,6846,849.19M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ61,1961,2360,2960,458.58M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH26,8826,8926,0426,187.89M
International Business MachinesIBM118,52119,00117,86117,925.03M
United TechnologiesUTX54,8554,9453,6754,224.44M
Union PacificUNP60,4860,7558,6559,262.39M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3316,503497,003305,003452,0052.5K
Exchange Rates of August 05, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 94,910 JPY1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,070 CAD1 CAD = 0,935 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,061 CHF1 CHF = 0,942 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,831 CNY1 CNY = 0,146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 136,810 JPY1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,848 GBP1 GBP = 1,179 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,714 AUD1 AUD = 0,583 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,542 CAD1 CAD = 0,648 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,530 CHF1 CHF = 0,654 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9,844 CNY1 CNY = 0,102 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,620 GBP1 GBP = 1,614 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,253 AUD1 AUD = 0,798 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,127 CAD1 CAD = 0,887 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,118 CHF1 CHF = 0,894 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,021 AUD1 AUD = 0,495 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,818 CAD1 CAD = 0,550 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,803 CHF1 CHF = 0,555 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 11,591 CNY1 CNY = 0,086 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,900 CAD1 CAD = 1,112 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,892 CHF1 CHF = 1,121 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5,744 CNY1 CNY = 0,174 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,991 CHF1 CHF = 1,009 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6,383 CNY1 CNY = 0,157 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,432 CNY1 CNY = 0,155 CHF

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