Financial news on September 11, 2009

Business and Financial news
Bank of England Leaves Key Rate at a Record Low

Britain’s economy is recovering more slowly than its counterparts in Europe, so the country will keep stimulus measures in place. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

Daiwa to Buy Out Sumitomo’s Stake in Joint Venture

The deal is the latest fallout from Citigroup’s retrenchment in Japan. Read more..

By CHRIS V. NICHOLSON - International Herald Tribune

Justice Dept. to Review Microsoft-Yahoo Deal Further

Since Microsoft and Yahoo agreed to a partnership in July, the Justice Department has been scrutinizing the plan. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Motorola Phone Focuses on Social Networks

The company hopes the new phone, called the Cliq, will reverse its plummeting cellphone sales. Read more..

By SAUL HANSELL - The New York Times

Seven New Rules for the First-Time Home Buyer

Stretch financially to buy your first house, so-called experts used to say. No more. A damaged financial system requires new strategies. Read more..

By RON LIEBER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE14.8714.9814.6314.67101M
IntelINTC19.9019.9419.3719.5159.4M
MicrosoftMSFT24.9325.1724.8124.8654.3M
Cisco SystemsCSCO22.9223.1322.6123.0953.5M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC27.8228.0927.3727.4333.8M
PfizerPFE16.4016.4716.2416.2531M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM43.1343.3942.4842.5027.3M
AT&T Inc.T26.4026.7126.3726.6623.5M
Oracle Corp.ORCL22.8222.9522.6722.8622.6M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ31.3631.4530.9931.2622M
AltriaMO18.3118.3518.0018.1420.8M
ComcastCMCSA17.1117.2516.9917.2119.5M
ExxonMobilXOM70.8971.0869.7569.9817.5M
Coca-ColaKO50.1351.7450.0051.5117.1M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT46.8946.9846.5646.8316.7M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT50.9951.0450.6250.7216.1M
SchlumbergerSLB59.8161.7759.6560.3914.9M
Home DepotHD27.5027.5226.9927.3414.7M
MerckMRK32.1532.6231.9232.5414.4M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS28.3528.4228.0128.4214.2M
ConocoPhillipsCOP46.5046.7345.7245.9614M
HP Inc.HPQ46.4846.5345.8746.0212.8M
Procter & GamblePG56.1156.4055.4055.6412.5M
AppleAAPL172.91173.18170.87172.1612.5M
McDonald'sMCD55.1155.1254.2354.3912.2M
ChevronCVX71.7971.9670.3870.759.91M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60.7060.8960.2360.428.48M
PepsicoPEP58.0558.9257.7458.818.2M
Gilead SciencesGILD46.2546.5845.7546.107.4M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22.3522.4922.2522.307.36M
AmazonAMZN84.4484.9083.7684.546.01M
International Business MachinesIBM117.80119.25117.47118.055.89M
BoeingBA50.6451.4450.4851.355.88M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH29.1229.4128.7729.075.43M
Union PacificUNP64.0664.4662.0062.555.41M
AmgenAMGN58.9559.0258.4258.544.8M
United TechnologiesUTX62.0462.0461.4161.994.77M
VisaV72.5072.5071.7572.293.85M
AlphabetGOOGL470.40473.30467.63472.143.8M
3MMMM74.4174.4973.7274.003.33M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3252.003275.003251.003264.0015.6K
Exchange Rates of September 11, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 90.690 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.076 CAD1 CAD = 0.929 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.038 CHF1 CHF = 0.963 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.829 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 132.080 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.874 GBP1 GBP = 1.144 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.686 AUD1 AUD = 0.593 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.567 CAD1 CAD = 0.638 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.513 CHF1 CHF = 0.661 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.946 CNY1 CNY = 0.101 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.661 GBP1 GBP = 1.512 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.276 AUD1 AUD = 0.784 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.187 CAD1 CAD = 0.843 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.144 CHF1 CHF = 0.874 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.928 AUD1 AUD = 0.519 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.793 CAD1 CAD = 0.558 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.730 CHF1 CHF = 0.578 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 11.363 CNY1 CNY = 0.088 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.929 CAD1 CAD = 1.077 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.896 CHF1 CHF = 1.116 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5.899 CNY1 CNY = 0.170 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.965 CHF1 CHF = 1.037 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.345 CNY1 CNY = 0.158 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.573 CNY1 CNY = 0.152 CHF

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