Financial news on February 06, 2012

Business and Financial news
China Fund to Support Film Projects Worldwide

Sun Media Group is joining Harvest Fund Management to create Harvest Seven Stars Media Private Equity, an $800 million fund which will back entertainment ventures in China and abroad. Read more..

By MICHAEL CIEPLY - The New York Times

Deal Is Closer for a U.S. Plan on Mortgage Relief

Potential support from California and New York would come in exchange for tightening provisions in order to preserve the right to investigate past misdeeds by the banks, and stepping up oversight. Read more..

By SHAILA DEWAN and NELSON D. SCHWARTZ - The New York Times

Greece to Eliminate 15,000 Government Jobs

The cuts are part of new austerity measures that Athens must agree on to secure rescue funds from international lenders. Read more..

By NIKI KITSANTONIS and DAVID JOLLY - The New York Times

How’d You Like a Nice Financial Punch?

Men in suits, recoiling as if punched by unseen fists. It’s part of a campaign for Garp, a nonprofit group that encourages professionals to take the organization’s exams to become certified as financial risk managers. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

NBC Spends Millions on the Buildup to ‘Smash’

NBC is estimated to have spent as much as $25 million promoting Smash, a new series that the network hopes will be the hit it desperately needs; while NBC would welcome much-better-than average ratings, the network has made efforts to tamp down expectations. Read more..

By BILL CARTER - The New York Times

Print News Media Go Live With Video Programming

Web sites, newspapers and other news organizations are gearing up to produce hours of video programming, in part to pursue the higher revenues available from video ads; The Wall Street Journal already produces about four hours of live programming each weekday, with plans for more hours in 2012; The New York Times Web site has begun running a morning business newscast, which joins its taped daily show TimesCast. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Robert B. Cohen, Hudson News Chain Founder, Dies at 86

Mr. Cohen was president of the Hudson County News Company, a newspaper distributorship, when it went into the retail field in the mid-1970s by taking over a newsstand at the Newark airport. Read more..

By DENNIS HEVESI - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 18,99 19,15 18,95 19,05 42.7M
Cisco Systems CSCO 20,04 20,20 19,92 20,19 37.1M
Intel INTC 26,55 26,73 26,36 26,72 36.8M
Pfizer PFE 21,13 21,18 20,87 20,95 32.1M
Microsoft MSFT 30,04 30,22 29,97 30,20 28M
AT&T Inc. T 29,83 29,98 29,69 29,97 23.6M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 30,41 30,51 30,08 30,20 23.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 38,06 38,32 37,81 38,14 23.1M
Gilead Sciences GILD 54,30 56,50 54,24 56,03 18.9M
General Motors GM 26,47 26,83 25,95 26,70 17.3M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54,74 55,45 54,67 55,39 16.9M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 29,03 29,07 28,81 29,00 16.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 84,87 85,85 84,49 85,75 15M
Verizon Communications VZ 37,82 38,19 37,82 38,14 14.9M
Comcast CMCSA 27,09 27,18 26,94 27,09 12.9M
HP Inc. HPQ 28,98 29,11 28,74 28,76 12.8M
Altria MO 28,82 28,86 28,53 28,64 12.7M
Amgen AMGN 68,65 69,15 67,28 69,12 11.9M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 40,00 40,59 39,96 40,46 11.5M
Merck MRK 38,21 38,40 38,13 38,40 11M
Procter & Gamble PG 62,86 63,61 62,78 63,51 9.85M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 65,46 65,58 65,05 65,19 9.54M
Apple AAPL 458,38 464,98 458,20 463,97 8.91M
ConocoPhillips COP 70,24 71,36 70,20 71,32 8.89M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 50,98 51,40 50,68 51,29 8.58M
Home Depot HD 45,05 45,28 44,99 45,20 8.09M
Alphabet GOOGL 595,01 610,83 594,01 609,09 7.35M
Coca-Cola KO 67,84 68,23 67,70 68,03 7.29M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 32,23 32,38 32,09 32,13 6.61M
Chevron CVX 104,62 106,76 104,37 106,67 6.44M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 61,85 61,98 61,70 61,88 5.48M
Schlumberger SLB 78,20 79,74 77,75 79,64 5.36M
Amazon AMZN 186,28 186,56 182,92 183,14 5.31M
Pepsico PEP 66,42 66,76 66,13 66,52 4.92M
Boeing BA 75,26 75,55 75,16 75,46 4.16M
United Technologies UTX 80,50 80,81 80,12 80,57 3.85M
International Business Machines IBM 192,48 193,76 192,00 192,82 3.64M
McDonald's MCD 99,96 100,00 99,34 99,49 3.49M
Visa V 106,94 108,27 106,80 107,36 3.34M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 79,50 79,93 79,44 79,85 3.21M
Union Pacific UNP 115,91 116,11 114,37 115,05 2.19M
3M MMM 87,15 87,94 87,15 87,56 2.19M
Exchange Rates of February 06, 2012
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 76,540 JPY 1 JPY = 0,013 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0,996 CAD 1 CAD = 1,004 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0,919 CHF 1 CHF = 1,089 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,312 CNY 1 CNY = 0,158 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 100,500 JPY 1 JPY = 0,010 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,830 GBP 1 GBP = 1,205 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,224 AUD 1 AUD = 0,817 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,307 CAD 1 CAD = 0,765 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,206 CHF 1 CHF = 0,829 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8,278 CNY 1 CNY = 0,121 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,825 GBP 1 GBP = 1,212 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,217 AUD 1 AUD = 0,822 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,300 CAD 1 CAD = 0,769 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,200 CHF 1 CHF = 0,833 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,475 AUD 1 AUD = 0,678 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,576 CAD 1 CAD = 0,635 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,453 CHF 1 CHF = 0,688 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9,975 CNY 1 CNY = 0,100 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 1,068 CAD 1 CAD = 0,936 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,985 CHF 1 CHF = 1,015 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6,763 CNY 1 CNY = 0,148 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,922 CHF 1 CHF = 1,084 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,332 CNY 1 CNY = 0,158 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,861 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 CHF

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