Financial news on February 05, 2009

Business and Financial news
A Push to Free Capital for Emerging Markets

With governments focused largely on shoring up domestic lending, major financial businesses are pushing to help the flow of financing to subsidiaries in emerging markets. Read more..

By MATTHEW SALTMARSH - The New York Times

BHP Billiton Profit Falls on Lower Metal Prices

A sharp drop in commodity prices triggered a 56.5 percent decrease in first-half profits at BHP Billiton, the world’s largest mining company. Read more..

By MERAIAH FOLEY - The New York Times

Citing Write-Down, Time Warner Posts Loss and Forecasts Flat Year

The media company reported a fourth-quarter loss, hurt by a $24.2 billion write-down for its cable, publishing and AOL assets. Read more..

By TIM ARANGO - The New York Times

Digital Pirates Winning Battle With Studios

Widely available broadband access and new streaming sites have made it easy to watch pirated video online. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER and BRAD STONE - The New York Times

In New York, Insurer Settles Its Dispute on Payments

MVP Health Care agreed on Wednesday to pay $535,000 to resolve a state inquiry into how it reimburses clients for services from out-of-network physicians. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Laptops, Already Tough, Now Pack More Inside

Panasonic’s Toughbook 19 can last up to 10 hours on a single charge and come with a new security feature that shuts off the machine’s lights when pushed. Read more..

By AZADEH ENSHA - The New York Times

Markets Close on a Down Note

Wall Street veered into the red as investors cashed their profits from a day earlier and waited for a highly anticipated report on January unemployment. Read more..

By JACK HEALY - The New York Times

Switch to Digital TV Wins a Delay to June 12

Television owners will have four more months to upgrade old sets before they will no longer receive analog signals. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Ticketmaster Merger Plan Could Touch on Antitrust

If Ticketmaster Entertainment and Live Nation agree to merge, it would become an early test of the Obama administration’s views on concentrated corporate power. Read more..

By TIM ARANGO - The New York Times

Write-Down of $5.1 Billion Is Taken by Alcatel-Lucent

The $5.1 billion write-down, its biggest ever, was an admission by its new chief executive of the company’s shrunken value. Read more..

By KEVIN J. O'BRIEN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 17,23 17,40 14,67 16,27 207M
General Electric GE 11,09 11,28 10,66 10,85 195M
Cisco Systems CSCO 15,55 16,65 15,45 16,35 116M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 23,74 25,32 22,49 24,54 79.8M
Pfizer PFE 14,54 14,76 14,33 14,50 77.1M
Microsoft MSFT 18,52 19,14 18,25 19,04 75.2M
Intel INTC 13,65 14,40 13,53 14,25 61M
ExxonMobil XOM 76,43 79,92 76,43 79,78 39.6M
Comcast CMCSA 14,00 14,16 13,57 13,83 35.9M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 16,86 17,70 16,74 17,62 35.4M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 18,87 19,30 18,17 18,71 35M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 47,17 48,98 47,16 48,56 33.3M
AT&T Inc. T 24,61 25,49 24,41 25,15 29.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 35,45 35,47 34,76 35,09 27.5M
Apple AAPL 92,77 97,25 92,62 96,46 26.8M
Home Depot HD 21,48 22,45 21,36 22,40 24.7M
Visa V 52,24 55,10 51,50 53,74 24.2M
Altria MO 16,76 16,78 16,32 16,47 22.8M
Verizon Communications VZ 29,95 31,52 29,95 31,19 22.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 45,58 47,32 45,06 46,91 21.4M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22,61 22,84 22,46 22,76 19.1M
Procter & Gamble PG 52,29 53,60 52,13 53,32 17.7M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 55,84 56,70 55,10 56,53 17.6M
Chevron CVX 71,48 73,42 70,97 73,25 14.9M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 57,93 58,54 56,99 58,11 14.8M
Alphabet GOOGL 340,47 355,38 337,00 353,72 14.5M
Merck MRK 28,60 30,46 28,60 30,10 13.7M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 28,66 29,08 28,52 28,80 13.3M
Schlumberger SLB 42,10 44,81 41,19 44,55 12.6M
International Business Machines IBM 92,13 93,20 91,22 92,41 11.6M
McDonald's MCD 57,50 58,58 57,07 58,36 11.1M
Coca-Cola KO 42,22 42,89 41,91 42,69 11.1M
Amazon AMZN 61,15 63,81 60,63 63,18 10.2M
Pepsico PEP 50,86 52,67 50,59 52,35 9.22M
Gilead Sciences GILD 51,44 52,46 50,54 52,23 9.15M
Boeing BA 41,75 43,11 40,62 42,72 9.02M
Amgen AMGN 56,08 57,20 55,49 57,11 6.88M
Union Pacific UNP 45,78 47,59 44,35 47,28 6.67M
United Technologies UTX 47,23 48,53 46,52 48,05 6.63M
3M MMM 50,55 51,83 50,01 51,55 5.29M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2967,00 3100,00 2841,50 2871,00 46.2K
Exchange Rates of February 05, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 91,150 JPY 1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,232 CAD 1 CAD = 0,812 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,170 CHF 1 CHF = 0,855 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,837 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 116,550 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,875 GBP 1 GBP = 1,142 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,959 AUD 1 AUD = 0,510 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,576 CAD 1 CAD = 0,635 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,497 CHF 1 CHF = 0,668 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8,749 CNY 1 CNY = 0,114 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,751 GBP 1 GBP = 1,332 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,680 AUD 1 AUD = 0,595 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,351 CAD 1 CAD = 0,740 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,284 CHF 1 CHF = 0,779 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,238 AUD 1 AUD = 0,447 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,800 CAD 1 CAD = 0,556 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,709 CHF 1 CHF = 0,585 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9,985 CNY 1 CNY = 0,100 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,804 CAD 1 CAD = 1,244 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,763 CHF 1 CHF = 1,311 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4,460 CNY 1 CNY = 0,224 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,949 CHF 1 CHF = 1,054 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5,543 CNY 1 CNY = 0,180 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 5,839 CNY 1 CNY = 0,171 CHF

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