Financial news on June 08, 2012

Business and Financial news
Expatriates Find an Affordable Welcome in Ecuador

Renovations of colonial buildings and newly constructed units lure retirees and adventurers. Read more..

By NICHOLAS GILL - International Herald Tribune

In Vietnam, a Traditional Home Design Goes Green

A facade of cement slabs lined with plants allows breezes to cool the house's interior. Read more..

By MIKE IVES - International Herald Tribune

New Buyers for Venerable London Power Station

Malaysian property investment firms SP Setia and Sime Darby will buy London's Battersea Power Station out of bankruptcy for $618 million, and plan to turn it into apartment buildings. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

Spanish Bond Auction Succeeds, but Ratings Are Cut

The Spanish treasury auctioned 2.1 billion euros of bonds, slightly more than planned, but Fitch Ratings slashed its estimation of Spain’s creditworthiness anyway. Read more..

By DAVID JOLLY - International Herald Tribune

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE18,9819,2518,9019,20108M
MerckMRK38,4838,5538,2538,4650.9M
MicrosoftMSFT29,2129,6829,0529,6542.6M
AltriaMO32,7333,0132,6532,9140.4M
FacebookFB26,5527,7626,4427,1038M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM32,7733,6832,5533,6834.2M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC31,2031,4330,7631,4333.9M
Cisco SystemsCSCO16,5616,7816,4916,7329.8M
AT&T Inc.T34,1334,6634,1134,5528M
IntelINTC25,8826,4825,8526,4126.8M
Oracle Corp.ORCL27,0427,2726,8027,1622.3M
PfizerPFE21,9522,1821,8022,1421.1M
ExxonMobilXOM80,0880,9279,4680,8418.2M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT66,1968,2366,0868,2218M
ComcastCMCSA29,8330,3329,8230,2715.2M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ41,6942,4441,6042,4413.5M
Home DepotHD51,2152,3651,0552,3513.3M
AppleAAPL571,60580,58569,00580,3212.4M
McDonald'sMCD86,4088,2785,9287,7512.1M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT61,1361,9061,0661,8811.9M
HP Inc.HPQ22,1222,3521,9422,3111.4M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ62,5463,0462,3362,9811.2M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS45,7046,2545,5946,2410.7M
ConocoPhillipsCOP53,7754,2853,5753,978.63M
Procter & GamblePG63,0463,1962,5762,757.7M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY34,1634,3834,0934,377.56M
SchlumbergerSLB63,9564,7062,8464,546.76M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH56,8458,3956,8458,006.41M
Coca-ColaKO74,1675,3774,1575,245.8M
ChevronCVX99,89101,0099,69100,845.77M
AmgenAMGN68,6369,5968,5768,874.56M
General MotorsGM21,8522,0921,5022,054.26M
BoeingBA69,6669,9769,2769,943.93M
PepsicoPEP67,7568,4167,6068,313.85M
Gilead SciencesGILD48,9049,8248,8249,643.76M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B80,5681,3680,2881,363.2M
United TechnologiesUTX75,1675,7474,9075,502.96M
AmazonAMZN218,61219,42216,66218,482.88M
AlphabetGOOGL575,85581,00574,58580,452.82M
VisaV116,39116,60115,45116,582.59M
International Business MachinesIBM193,71195,14192,70195,142.48M
3MMMM85,1886,0984,9986,002.15M
Union PacificUNP109,73110,76108,62110,642M
Exchange Rates of June 08, 2012
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 79,470 JPY1 JPY = 0,013 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,027 CAD1 CAD = 0,974 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0,959 CHF1 CHF = 1,042 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,371 CNY1 CNY = 0,157 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 99,400 JPY1 JPY = 0,010 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,810 GBP1 GBP = 1,235 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,263 AUD1 AUD = 0,792 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,284 CAD1 CAD = 0,779 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,200 CHF1 CHF = 0,833 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 7,909 CNY1 CNY = 0,126 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,813 GBP1 GBP = 1,230 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,268 AUD1 AUD = 0,788 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,291 CAD1 CAD = 0,774 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,207 CHF1 CHF = 0,828 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,560 AUD1 AUD = 0,641 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,587 CAD1 CAD = 0,630 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,483 CHF1 CHF = 0,674 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9,781 CNY1 CNY = 0,102 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 1,016 CAD1 CAD = 0,984 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,950 CHF1 CHF = 1,053 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6,273 CNY1 CNY = 0,159 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,934 CHF1 CHF = 1,071 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6,155 CNY1 CNY = 0,162 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,585 CNY1 CNY = 0,152 CHF

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