Financial news on December 15, 2009

Business and Financial news
Abu Dhabi Tightens Its Grip as It Offers Help to Dubai

Dubai’s credit woes have given Abu Dhabi an opening to assert more control over its reeling neighbor. Abu Dhabi offered Dubai $10 billion lifeline on Monday. Read more..

By LANDON THOMAS Jr - The New York Times

Cadbury Moves to Fend Off a Hostile Bid by Kraft Foods

The British chocolate maker called the American company’s offer “derisory” and said it had no merit because it would be a drag on growth. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

Obama Presses Biggest Banks to Lend More

As banks rushed to repay bailout money, they were in a stronger position to resist government demands that they change their practices. Read more..

By HELENE COOPER and ERIC DASH - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC26,0226,3225,0025,66255M
General ElectricGE15,8316,0215,6515,7579.2M
ExxonMobilXOM69,9770,1168,8269,1754.4M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25,7625,9325,4525,7453.9M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23,8123,9023,4723,4852.4M
MicrosoftMSFT29,8930,2129,8830,0249.5M
IntelINTC19,8420,0619,6819,8043.1M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM41,5041,7040,6240,8640.2M
PfizerPFE18,2618,4618,1618,2934.6M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH30,9031,3830,8831,3229M
Oracle Corp.ORCL23,1123,4623,0623,1624.7M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ33,6433,7032,8633,0122M
AT&T Inc.T27,9128,0027,4927,6021.4M
HP Inc.HPQ50,5251,2550,3350,9918.5M
ComcastCMCSA17,3617,6717,2917,5718.3M
Home DepotHD28,6129,2128,6129,0217M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT53,9654,0753,4953,9815.2M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS31,7032,3331,6132,1815.2M
AppleAAPL195,83197,51193,27194,1715M
Gilead SciencesGILD45,9046,2844,8345,3114.7M
MerckMRK37,6738,0037,2738,0012.9M
Procter & GamblePG62,7062,8261,8962,1211.4M
AltriaMO19,6519,7819,4819,7011.4M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ64,7364,8064,4564,7410.7M
ConocoPhillipsCOP50,6151,1250,3550,6610.3M
ChevronCVX77,0277,9777,0177,3710.3M
VisaV84,2386,2083,9086,149.51M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT53,7854,2253,5253,999.2M
International Business MachinesIBM129,46129,86127,94128,497.86M
PepsicoPEP61,0161,3960,4060,997.66M
Coca-ColaKO59,1559,1958,8559,067.65M
AmazonAMZN130,76132,46129,59130,237.43M
BoeingBA56,3756,3755,3355,677.36M
SchlumbergerSLB62,1263,0961,7562,246.61M
United TechnologiesUTX69,7870,3069,3670,255.47M
AmgenAMGN56,5956,7955,5555,755.33M
McDonald'sMCD62,2462,4361,8962,004.95M
3MMMM82,1082,9381,5482,704.63M
AlphabetGOOGL593,30596,38590,99593,144.56M
Union PacificUNP65,0165,2964,5064,912.67M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3308,003325,003289,003310,0057.8K
Exchange Rates of December 15, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 89,630 JPY1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,061 CAD1 CAD = 0,942 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,040 CHF1 CHF = 0,961 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,828 CNY1 CNY = 0,146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 130,290 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,893 GBP1 GBP = 1,119 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,604 AUD1 AUD = 0,623 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,542 CAD1 CAD = 0,648 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,512 CHF1 CHF = 0,661 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9,925 CNY1 CNY = 0,101 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,686 GBP1 GBP = 1,458 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,231 AUD1 AUD = 0,813 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,184 CAD1 CAD = 0,845 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,161 CHF1 CHF = 0,862 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,795 AUD1 AUD = 0,557 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,726 CAD1 CAD = 0,579 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,692 CHF1 CHF = 0,591 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 11,101 CNY1 CNY = 0,090 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,961 CAD1 CAD = 1,040 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,943 CHF1 CHF = 1,061 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6,186 CNY1 CNY = 0,162 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,980 CHF1 CHF = 1,020 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6,432 CNY1 CNY = 0,155 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,562 CNY1 CNY = 0,152 CHF

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