Financial news on October 09, 2015

Business and Financial news
A Love Affair With a Castle in Southwest France

In an area of ruined castles, Chateau St.-Martin de Toques lays claim to being the only totally rebuilt privately owned Cathar castle in existence. Read more..

By KATHLEEN BECKETT - The New York Times

Amazon Building a Tech Business for the Long Haul

Amazon Web Services is building a global method of creating software quickly that could become a standard for how business computing systems are put together. Read more..

By QUENTIN HARDY - The New York Times

Blackstone to Acquire BioMed Realty Trust for $8 Billion

DealBook Online; Blackstone Group agrees to buy BioMed Realty Trust, provider of office space to life science industry, for $8 billion. Read more..

By CHAD BRAY - The New York Times

‘Cars 3’ and ‘Toy Story 4’ Swap Release Dates as Disney Changes Film Schedule

Disney set or shifted release dates for 19 big-budget movies — many still untitled – planned through 2020. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

Elliott Management Acquires Stakes in Polycom and Mitel

DealBook Online; activist hedge fund Elliott Management says it has bought 6.6 percent stake in Polycom and 6.3 percent stake in Mitel. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED - The New York Times

Facebook to Test Emoji as Reaction Icons

Facebook announces that it will begin testing six new emotional reactions that user can covey with emoji, in way similar to current 'like' icon. Read more..

By VINDU GOEL - The New York Times

I.M.F. Gathers Experts to Evaluate Global Preparedness for Fiscal Crisis

Financial leaders gather in Lima, Peru, for annual International Monetary Fund meeting; discussions will center on whether IMF still has ability to act effectively if emerging markets begin to crumble under debt load; Read more..

By LANDON THOMAS Jr - The New York Times

Sony Weighs Selling Part of Music Catalog

Sony is reportedly considering selling its share of Sony/ATV, catalog of songs that it owns with estate of Michael Jackson. Read more..

By BEN SISARIO - The New York Times

With VW No Longer an Option, Diesel Buyers Have Few Choices

Wheels column; Volkswagen owners must now decide whether to stay loyal to VW or look for other brands; few competitors can offer long-running, clean vehicles that VW had been associated with. Read more..

By LAWRENCE ULRICH - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Apple AAPL 110.00 112.28 109.49 112.12 52.8M
General Electric GE 27.98 28.17 27.89 28.07 47.3M
Microsoft MSFT 47.45 47.54 46.92 47.11 28.6M
Intel INTC 32.37 32.55 31.94 32.14 24.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 29.14 29.77 29.05 29.30 23.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 28.01 28.15 27.82 27.91 22.1M
Pfizer PFE 33.06 33.58 32.92 33.24 20.4M
Facebook FB 92.90 93.74 92.24 93.24 20M
AT&T Inc. T 33.42 33.52 33.00 33.14 19.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 80.05 80.17 78.62 79.26 17.4M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 53.02 53.07 51.98 52.14 17M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 37.98 38.20 37.66 38.10 14.7M
General Motors GM 33.34 33.63 32.79 32.95 14.2M
Coca-Cola KO 41.82 42.12 41.78 42.02 13.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 62.39 62.55 61.58 61.93 12.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 44.28 44.53 44.00 44.16 12M
Merck MRK 50.99 51.51 50.69 50.95 10.9M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 41.07 41.98 40.94 41.89 10.4M
Chevron CVX 90.20 90.40 88.67 89.57 10M
Comcast CMCSA 60.96 61.23 60.13 60.49 9.52M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 59.88 61.53 59.82 61.44 9.49M
ConocoPhillips COP 56.59 56.69 55.21 56.10 9.12M
Gilead Sciences GILD 101.27 101.80 99.45 100.65 8.62M
Altria MO 56.60 57.50 56.50 56.81 8.38M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 95.14 95.96 94.78 95.37 8.26M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 105.09 106.05 104.67 105.56 7.34M
Procter & Gamble PG 74.59 74.91 74.32 74.48 6.88M
Schlumberger SLB 77.15 77.37 75.86 76.36 6.84M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 66.94 67.02 66.51 66.69 6.75M
Visa V 74.04 74.09 73.40 73.98 5.95M
McDonald's MCD 103.00 103.44 102.27 102.76 5.76M
Pepsico PEP 98.90 99.62 98.81 99.47 5.61M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 115.99 119.47 115.96 119.27 4.49M
Union Pacific UNP 97.75 98.28 96.17 97.04 4.44M
United Technologies UTX 94.67 95.94 94.51 95.37 4.1M
Home Depot HD 121.27 121.50 120.47 121.33 3.89M
Amazon AMZN 534.48 541.79 530.27 539.80 3.54M
International Business Machines IBM 152.46 153.15 151.27 152.39 3.53M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 133.72 134.38 132.18 133.03 3.2M
Amgen AMGN 149.25 150.75 148.01 149.59 3.08M
Boeing BA 139.07 140.24 138.36 139.70 3.07M
3M MMM 149.56 150.65 149.30 149.90 2.29M
Alphabet GOOGL 667.49 674.09 662.36 671.24 1.61M
Exchange Rates of October 09, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.881 EUR 1 EUR = 1.136 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 120.246 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.653 GBP 1 GBP = 1.532 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.362 AUD 1 AUD = 0.734 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.294 CAD 1 CAD = 0.773 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.961 CHF 1 CHF = 1.040 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.345 CNY 1 CNY = 0.158 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 16.420 MXN 1 MXN = 0.061 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8.191 SEK 1 SEK = 0.122 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 136.439 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.741 GBP 1 GBP = 1.349 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.546 AUD 1 AUD = 0.647 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.467 CAD 1 CAD = 0.681 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.092 CHF 1 CHF = 0.916 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.206 CNY 1 CNY = 0.139 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 18.649 MXN 1 MXN = 0.054 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.305 SEK 1 SEK = 0.107 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.005 GBP 1 GBP = 185.185 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.011 AUD 1 AUD = 88.496 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.011 CAD 1 CAD = 93.458 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.008 CHF 1 CHF = 125.000 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0.053 CNY 1 CNY = 18.975 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.137 MXN 1 MXN = 7.326 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.068 SEK 1 SEK = 14.771 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.086 AUD 1 AUD = 0.479 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.982 CAD 1 CAD = 0.505 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.473 CHF 1 CHF = 0.679 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.718 CNY 1 CNY = 0.103 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 25.161 MXN 1 MXN = 0.040 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 12.549 SEK 1 SEK = 0.080 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.949 CAD 1 CAD = 1.054 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.706 CHF 1 CHF = 1.417 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.653 CNY 1 CNY = 0.215 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 12.060 MXN 1 MXN = 0.083 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6.013 SEK 1 SEK = 0.166 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.743 CHF 1 CHF = 1.346 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 4.904 CNY 1 CNY = 0.204 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 12.695 MXN 1 MXN = 0.079 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6.330 SEK 1 SEK = 0.158 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.595 CNY 1 CNY = 0.152 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 17.076 MXN 1 MXN = 0.059 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8.520 SEK 1 SEK = 0.117 CHF
Chinese Yuan Swidish Krona 1 CNY = 1.286 SEK 1 SEK = 0.777 CNY

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