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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 18.98 19.25 18.90 19.20 108M
Merck MRK 38.48 38.55 38.25 38.46 50.9M
Microsoft MSFT 29.21 29.68 29.05 29.65 42.6M
Altria MO 32.73 33.01 32.65 32.91 40.4M
Facebook FB 26.55 27.76 26.44 27.10 38M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 32.77 33.68 32.55 33.68 34.2M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 31.20 31.43 30.76 31.43 33.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 16.56 16.78 16.49 16.73 29.8M
AT&T Inc. T 34.13 34.66 34.11 34.55 28M
Intel INTC 25.88 26.48 25.85 26.41 26.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 27.04 27.27 26.80 27.16 22.3M
Pfizer PFE 21.95 22.18 21.80 22.14 21.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 80.08 80.92 79.46 80.84 18.2M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 66.19 68.23 66.08 68.22 18M
Comcast CMCSA 29.83 30.33 29.82 30.27 15.2M
Verizon Communications VZ 41.69 42.44 41.60 42.44 13.5M
Home Depot HD 51.21 52.36 51.05 52.35 13.3M
Apple AAPL 571.60 580.58 569.00 580.32 12.4M
McDonald's MCD 86.40 88.27 85.92 87.75 12.1M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 61.13 61.90 61.06 61.88 11.9M
HP Inc. HPQ 22.12 22.35 21.94 22.31 11.4M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 62.54 63.04 62.33 62.98 11.2M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 45.70 46.25 45.59 46.24 10.7M
ConocoPhillips COP 53.77 54.28 53.57 53.97 8.63M
Procter & Gamble PG 63.04 63.19 62.57 62.75 7.7M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 34.16 34.38 34.09 34.37 7.56M
Schlumberger SLB 63.95 64.70 62.84 64.54 6.76M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 56.84 58.39 56.84 58.00 6.41M
Coca-Cola KO 74.16 75.37 74.15 75.24 5.8M
Chevron CVX 99.89 101.00 99.69 100.84 5.77M
Amgen AMGN 68.63 69.59 68.57 68.87 4.56M
General Motors GM 21.85 22.09 21.50 22.05 4.26M
Boeing BA 69.66 69.97 69.27 69.94 3.93M
Pepsico PEP 67.75 68.41 67.60 68.31 3.85M
Gilead Sciences GILD 48.90 49.82 48.82 49.64 3.76M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 80.56 81.36 80.28 81.36 3.2M
United Technologies UTX 75.16 75.74 74.90 75.50 2.96M
Amazon AMZN 218.61 219.42 216.66 218.48 2.88M
Alphabet GOOGL 575.85 581.00 574.58 580.45 2.82M
Visa V 116.39 116.60 115.45 116.58 2.59M
International Business Machines IBM 193.71 195.14 192.70 195.14 2.48M
3M MMM 85.18 86.09 84.99 86.00 2.15M
Union Pacific UNP 109.73 110.76 108.62 110.64 2M
Exchange Rates of June 08, 2012
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 79.470 JPY 1 JPY = 0.013 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.027 CAD 1 CAD = 0.974 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.959 CHF 1 CHF = 1.042 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.371 CNY 1 CNY = 0.157 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 99.400 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.810 GBP 1 GBP = 1.235 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.263 AUD 1 AUD = 0.792 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.284 CAD 1 CAD = 0.779 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.200 CHF 1 CHF = 0.833 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.909 CNY 1 CNY = 0.126 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.813 GBP 1 GBP = 1.230 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.268 AUD 1 AUD = 0.788 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.291 CAD 1 CAD = 0.774 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.207 CHF 1 CHF = 0.828 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.560 AUD 1 AUD = 0.641 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.587 CAD 1 CAD = 0.630 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.483 CHF 1 CHF = 0.674 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.781 CNY 1 CNY = 0.102 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 1.016 CAD 1 CAD = 0.984 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.950 CHF 1 CHF = 1.053 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.273 CNY 1 CNY = 0.159 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.934 CHF 1 CHF = 1.071 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.155 CNY 1 CNY = 0.162 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.585 CNY 1 CNY = 0.152 CHF

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