Financial news on April 10, 2012

Business and Financial news
Getting a Better Read on Asian Inflation

Asia's inflation looks tame now, but that is partly because of the way it is measured. Read more..

REUTERS - International Herald Tribune

In the Diamond Business, but Not Wearing Them

Frequent Flier column features Eurostar Diamond Traders consultant Daniel Rose discussing his flying experiences. Read more..

By DANIEL ROSE - The New York Times

Obama Candidate Sketches Vision for World Bank

Dr Jim Yong Kim sketches his vision for the World Bank, including more receptivity to the views of the poorer countries that the institution finances; also responds to criticism related to his lack of experience in economics and foreign policy and his past critiques of the bank. Read more..

By ANNIE LOWREY - The New York Times

Practicing Prudence in Picking Travel Cards

Joe Sharkey On the Road column advises business travelers to remain prudent when deciding between new crop of credit cards that seem to offer lavish travel perks; notes that because frequent applications can hurt credit scores, it is usually best to maintain only a few such cards. Read more..

By JOE SHARKEY - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 19,12 19,13 18,70 18,74 54.5M
Microsoft MSFT 31,06 31,19 30,30 30,47 54.1M
Pfizer PFE 22,03 22,56 21,95 21,99 48.1M
Cisco Systems CSCO 19,94 20,10 19,52 19,55 44.9M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 28,88 28,96 28,08 28,35 41.2M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 43,88 44,01 42,66 42,96 38.8M
Intel INTC 27,70 27,86 27,41 27,45 36.3M
AT&T Inc. T 30,52 30,62 29,95 30,13 34.8M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 33,38 33,67 32,85 32,92 34.7M
Apple AAPL 639,93 644,00 626,00 628,44 31.8M
HP Inc. HPQ 23,17 23,61 23,10 23,27 25.8M
ExxonMobil XOM 83,75 83,75 81,88 82,17 20M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 61,00 61,01 59,93 60,14 16.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 37,41 37,51 36,80 36,80 15.2M
Merck MRK 38,71 38,89 38,45 38,45 14M
Home Depot HD 50,32 50,86 49,36 49,36 13.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 74,95 75,25 73,44 73,69 12.8M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64,81 64,86 64,16 64,20 12.8M
Comcast CMCSA 29,18 29,22 28,54 28,65 12.4M
General Motors GM 24,11 24,14 23,29 23,71 11.9M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 33,00 33,09 32,47 32,47 11.3M
Schlumberger SLB 67,36 68,06 66,45 67,26 11M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 41,87 42,13 40,88 40,99 10.7M
Altria MO 31,19 31,22 30,94 30,95 10.1M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 60,03 60,39 59,55 59,93 9.55M
Procter & Gamble PG 66,74 66,90 66,30 66,35 9.44M
Chevron CVX 103,25 103,38 101,40 101,45 8.91M
Coca-Cola KO 72,58 72,62 71,95 72,02 8.65M
McDonald's MCD 98,78 98,78 97,31 97,67 7.58M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46,41 46,62 45,67 45,77 7.27M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 57,96 58,33 57,22 57,56 5.84M
Pepsico PEP 65,19 65,35 64,79 64,85 5.72M
Boeing BA 72,25 72,31 70,59 70,60 5.34M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 79,60 79,80 78,68 78,70 5.06M
United Technologies UTX 79,81 80,07 78,35 78,48 5.03M
Alphabet GOOGL 633,52 634,50 624,55 626,86 4.96M
Amazon AMZN 192,75 193,52 186,57 186,98 4.46M
Union Pacific UNP 105,75 106,56 104,08 104,98 4.44M
International Business Machines IBM 204,94 205,74 202,17 202,33 4.13M
Amgen AMGN 66,70 66,99 65,99 66,19 3.96M
3M MMM 86,19 86,40 84,44 84,58 3.65M
Visa V 119,48 119,77 116,59 116,74 2.67M
Exchange Rates of April 10, 2012
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 80,730 JPY 1 JPY = 0,012 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,004 CAD 1 CAD = 0,996 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0,918 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 = 105,590 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,825 GBP 1 GBP = 1,213 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,275 AUD 1 AUD = 0,784 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,314 CAD 1 CAD = 0,761 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,201 CHF 1 CHF = 0,832 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8,262 CNY 1 CNY = 0,121 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,780 GBP 1 GBP = 1,281 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,207 AUD 1 AUD = 0,829 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,243 CAD 1 CAD = 0,804 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,137 CHF 1 CHF = 0,879 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,546 AUD 1 AUD = 0,647 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,593 CAD 1 CAD = 0,628 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,456 CHF 1 CHF = 0,687 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10,020 CNY 1 CNY = 0,100 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 1,029 CAD 1 CAD = 0,971 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,942 CHF 1 CHF = 1,062 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6,472 CNY 1 CNY = 0,155 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,914 CHF 1 CHF = 1,094 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,284 CNY 1 CNY = 0,159 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,876 CNY 1 CNY = 0,145 CHF

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