Financial news on April 06, 2009

Business and Financial news
Hong Kong Court Approves PCCW Privatization Plan

The ruling cleared the way for one of Hong Kong’s most prominent businessmen, Richard Li, to assume full control over the telecommunications giant. Read more..

By BETTINA WASSENER - International Herald Tribune

People and Accounts of Note

AbelsonTaylor, Chicago, promoted three employees. Paul Tursky and Holly Wright, account supervisors, become senior account supervisors. And Rich Campbell, senior account executive, becomes account supervisor. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Pixar’s Art Leaves Profit Watchers Edgy

“Up,” the latest film from Pixar Animation Studios, is expected to be a critical and commercial success, but Wall Street has its doubts. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

Vanity Fair Article Draws Outcries From Iceland

Michael Lewis’s depiction of Iceland in an article about the country’s economic collapse struck some as unfair. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

When ‘S.V.U.’ Stands for ‘Shopping Victims United’

In today’s rough economy, consumers expect heavily marked-down prices, which has led K&G, a discount chain, to campaign that it offers “fashion without the victim.” Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 10.85 11.23 10.66 11.19 132M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 15.48 15.64 15.04 15.25 119M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 28.27 28.90 27.68 28.20 72.2M
Cisco Systems CSCO 17.56 17.64 17.07 17.53 63.4M
Pfizer PFE 13.56 14.19 13.54 13.71 59.6M
Intel INTC 15.65 15.87 15.45 15.86 47.7M
Microsoft MSFT 18.54 18.76 18.27 18.76 47.5M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 43.86 44.32 42.76 43.36 35.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 19.00 19.11 18.69 19.11 29.3M
ExxonMobil XOM 69.66 70.43 69.01 70.05 27.2M
AT&T Inc. T 26.40 26.65 26.05 26.59 26.7M
Apple AAPL 114.94 118.75 113.28 118.45 23.5M
Verizon Communications VZ 32.61 33.07 32.42 33.03 19.5M
ConocoPhillips COP 41.58 42.10 40.66 41.16 19.3M
Comcast CMCSA 14.33 14.47 14.18 14.36 18.7M
Home Depot HD 24.78 25.03 24.46 24.85 17.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 34.02 34.09 32.92 33.76 15.9M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 20.56 20.91 20.25 20.51 15.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 53.41 53.75 52.90 53.43 15.5M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 20.33 22.05 20.25 21.93 12.9M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 52.03 52.54 51.67 52.20 12.8M
Merck MRK 26.28 27.54 26.28 26.67 12.7M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46.87 48.45 46.65 48.37 11.5M
Altria MO 16.06 16.21 15.97 16.16 11.4M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 19.78 20.00 19.35 19.62 11.3M
Visa V 58.70 60.04 57.75 59.13 11.2M
Schlumberger SLB 44.04 44.36 43.05 43.95 10.6M
Amgen AMGN 46.46 48.06 46.37 47.84 10.6M
Chevron CVX 69.74 70.05 68.67 69.89 10.4M
Procter & Gamble PG 49.46 49.97 48.91 49.65 10.3M
International Business Machines IBM 100.90 101.85 100.00 101.56 8.82M
Coca-Cola KO 44.70 45.23 44.54 44.99 8.04M
Boeing BA 37.48 38.22 36.54 38.16 7.39M
Union Pacific UNP 45.68 45.84 43.00 44.06 6.97M
Alphabet GOOGL 367.00 369.82 361.40 368.24 6.55M
McDonald's MCD 56.47 56.61 55.60 55.94 6.49M
Amazon AMZN 77.26 78.36 76.00 77.99 5.75M
United Technologies UTX 45.30 46.36 44.63 46.31 5.58M
Pepsico PEP 52.54 53.04 52.25 52.67 4.51M
3M MMM 52.00 52.20 51.22 52.08 3.89M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3000.00 3023.00 2955.50 2997.00 44.2K
Exchange Rates of April 06, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 101.050 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.239 CAD 1 CAD = 0.807 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.137 CHF 1 CHF = 0.880 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.835 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 135.410 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.909 GBP 1 GBP = 1.101 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.880 AUD 1 AUD = 0.532 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.660 CAD 1 CAD = 0.602 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.523 CHF 1 CHF = 0.656 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.158 CNY 1 CNY = 0.109 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.670 GBP 1 GBP = 1.493 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.398 AUD 1 AUD = 0.716 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.231 CAD 1 CAD = 0.813 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.125 CHF 1 CHF = 0.889 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.068 AUD 1 AUD = 0.484 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.828 CAD 1 CAD = 0.547 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.676 CHF 1 CHF = 0.597 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.065 CNY 1 CNY = 0.099 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.883 CAD 1 CAD = 1.133 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.809 CHF 1 CHF = 1.236 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.871 CNY 1 CNY = 0.205 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.917 CHF 1 CHF = 1.091 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.511 CNY 1 CNY = 0.181 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.012 CNY 1 CNY = 0.166 CHF

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