Financial news on December 14, 2014

Business and Financial news
China’s E-Cigarette Boom Lacks Oversight for Safety

Growing popularity of electronic cigarettes fuels e-cigarette boom in China, which is expected to ship more than 300 million of the devices to United States and Europe; enormous supply chain for e-cigarettes is largely unregulated by Chinese authorities, and experts say lack of oversight could account for some of heavy metals, carcinogens and other dangerous compounds that have been detected in some of the devices (Series: The New Smoke). Read more..

By DAVID BARBOZA - The New York Times

In Berlin, New Spaces With Historic Echoes

A new boutique luxury development features access to Berlin's most-storied department store and concierge service. Read more..

By FIONA GAZE - The New York Times

Israel’s Gas Offers Lifeline for Peace

A new bonanza of resources could improve the nation’s ties with Egypt, Jordan and even the Palestinian Authority. The linchpin of this diplomatic push: an oil company in Texas. Read more..

By STANLEY REED and CLIFFORD KRAUSS - The New York Times

Jeff Bezos' Lemonade Stand

The expansion of Amazon Prime benefits, as well as the company’s many other projects, appears to be fueled in part by fattened margins on physical books. Read more..

By DAVID STREITFELD - The New York Times

Living the Good Life on an Italian Island

Capri, a 50-minute ferry trip from Naples, draws a flow of visitors that sometimes doubles the population. Now those tourists are likely to become buyers. Read more..

By M.J. SMITH - The New York Times

PetSmart Accepts $8.7 Billion Buyout

PetSmart announced on Sunday that it would sell itself to an investor group led by the private equity firm BC Partners, in the biggest leveraged buyout of a company this year. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED - The New York Times

中国电子烟产业热潮

世界上90%的电子烟产于中国。但专家警告,劣质的电子烟设备会将重金属和致癌物质与尼古丁一并气化。 Read more..

Jonah M. Kessel - The New York Times

Exchange Rates of December 14, 2014
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.801 EUR 1 EUR = 1.248 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 118.223 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.635 GBP 1 GBP = 1.574 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.212 AUD 1 AUD = 0.825 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.157 CAD 1 CAD = 0.864 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.963 CHF 1 CHF = 1.039 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 14.704 MXN 1 MXN = 0.068 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 7.533 SEK 1 SEK = 0.133 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 147.479 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.793 GBP 1 GBP = 1.261 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.512 AUD 1 AUD = 0.662 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.443 CAD 1 CAD = 0.693 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.201 CHF 1 CHF = 0.833 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.719 CNY 1 CNY = 0.130 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 18.344 MXN 1 MXN = 0.055 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.392 SEK 1 SEK = 0.106 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.005 GBP 1 GBP = 185.185 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.010 AUD 1 AUD = 97.087 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.010 CAD 1 CAD = 102.041 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.008 CHF 1 CHF = 123.457 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0.052 CNY 1 CNY = 19.194 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.124 MXN 1 MXN = 8.039 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.064 SEK 1 SEK = 15.699 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.906 AUD 1 AUD = 0.525 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.819 CAD 1 CAD = 0.550 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.514 CHF 1 CHF = 0.660 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.732 CNY 1 CNY = 0.103 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 23.141 MXN 1 MXN = 0.043 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 11.841 SEK 1 SEK = 0.084 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.954 CAD 1 CAD = 1.048 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.794 CHF 1 CHF = 1.259 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.105 CNY 1 CNY = 0.196 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 12.138 MXN 1 MXN = 0.082 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6.206 SEK 1 SEK = 0.161 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.832 CHF 1 CHF = 1.202 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.335 CNY 1 CNY = 0.187 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 12.712 MXN 1 MXN = 0.079 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6.500 SEK 1 SEK = 0.154 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.427 CNY 1 CNY = 0.156 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 15.274 MXN 1 MXN = 0.065 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 7.813 SEK 1 SEK = 0.128 CHF

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