Financial news on April 18, 2016

Business and Financial news
Discord Grows Among the Parties Over Greek Debt Talks

Growing discord between Europe and International Monetary Fund over Greece is driven by fund's pessimism about Greek solvency efforts and optimism on part of Europe that Greece will be able to drive its debt downward; disconnect in views likely means that fund will not sign on to any bailout agreement. Read more..

By LANDON THOMAS Jr - The New York Times

Disney’s Savvy Marketing of ‘The Jungle Book’

Walt Disney Studios used array of marketing techniques to make The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau, a box office hit on its opening weekend. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

Jo Boaler: Mathematical Mindsets

Rote memorization is said to be a terrible way to learn math — but what’s the alternative? Learn how the best schools teach math with Jo Boaler’s “Mathematical Mindsets,” and try an open-ended math problem. Read more..

By GARY ANTONICK - The New York Times

Media Websites Battle Faltering Ad Revenue and Traffic

Announcements of budget cuts and layoffs at number of news media companies have brought industry to edge of panic as web traffic plateaus and online advertising becomes less reliable; many publishers are unsure how to make money in digital environment dominated by social media, particularly Facebook, and mobile applications. Read more..

By JOHN HERRMAN - The New York Times

Seventh Generation Taps Maya Rudolph for Its Biggest Campaign Yet

Advertising column; Seventh Generation has started $15 million television advertising campaign that will star Maya Rudolph, bid by maker of environmentally sustainable cleaning products to enter mainstream. Read more..

By ALINA TUGEND - The New York Times

Twitter’s Chief in China Raises Eyebrows Over Military Past and Résumé

Kathy Chen served a stint in the Chinese military and was involved in a venture that was partly owned by the country’s domestic security ministry. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Apple AAPL 108,89 108,95 106,94 107,48 60.8M
Pfizer PFE 32,30 32,86 32,29 32,61 37M
Microsoft MSFT 55,49 56,59 55,21 56,46 23.8M
Intel INTC 31,43 31,72 31,38 31,65 21.6M
Facebook FB 109,74 110,81 109,20 110,45 21.2M
General Electric GE 30,90 31,19 30,90 31,06 21.1M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 47,97 48,88 47,91 48,84 18.2M
AT&T Inc. T 38,57 38,80 38,35 38,65 17.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 27,90 28,25 27,80 28,19 15.8M
General Motors GM 30,76 31,37 30,61 31,31 15.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 12,48 12,96 12,45 12,67 15.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 51,37 51,90 51,18 51,73 14.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 61,64 62,58 61,53 62,27 13.8M
Coca-Cola KO 46,13 46,28 45,82 46,22 11.5M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 99,60 101,95 99,50 101,48 10.7M
ConocoPhillips COP 42,09 45,00 42,04 45,00 9.36M
ExxonMobil XOM 83,89 85,86 83,86 85,78 9.1M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 40,84 41,25 40,80 41,24 8.85M
Comcast CMCSA 61,69 62,66 61,54 62,48 8.62M
Gilead Sciences GILD 98,17 99,73 98,11 99,20 8.07M
Merck MRK 56,11 56,83 55,92 56,51 7.79M
Chevron CVX 95,76 98,76 95,52 98,70 7.77M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 110,00 111,10 109,67 110,93 7.77M
Visa V 80,20 81,55 79,83 81,45 7.75M
Pepsico PEP 104,16 104,59 103,50 103,72 7.74M
Union Pacific UNP 79,98 82,04 78,62 80,88 7.35M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 69,05 69,90 68,85 69,86 6.62M
International Business Machines IBM 151,75 153,14 151,49 152,53 6.54M
Schlumberger SLB 74,74 77,50 74,44 77,45 5.95M
Procter & Gamble PG 82,29 82,99 82,02 82,83 5.63M
McDonald's MCD 127,95 128,91 127,68 128,85 4.53M
Amazon AMZN 625,35 637,64 624,96 635,35 4.36M
Altria MO 61,63 62,42 61,58 62,17 4.34M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 43,18 44,01 43,18 43,95 4.27M
Home Depot HD 134,81 136,80 134,74 136,80 3.96M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 68,08 68,95 67,59 68,86 3.35M
Boeing BA 130,64 132,25 130,32 131,97 3.06M
United Technologies UTX 104,63 105,34 104,03 105,13 2.81M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 143,00 144,48 142,95 144,38 2.77M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 126,88 128,03 126,60 127,81 2.72M
Amgen AMGN 159,49 162,10 159,40 161,70 2.08M
Alphabet GOOGL 780,19 788,55 777,61 787,68 1.68M
3M MMM 168,47 169,87 168,39 169,55 1.15M
Exchange Rates of April 18, 2016
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0,884 EUR 1 EUR = 1,131 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 108,854 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0,701 GBP 1 GBP = 1,427 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1,290 AUD 1 AUD = 0,775 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,279 CAD 1 CAD = 0,782 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0,965 CHF 1 CHF = 1,037 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,477 CNY 1 CNY = 0,154 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 17,427 MXN 1 MXN = 0,057 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8,115 SEK 1 SEK = 0,123 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 123,118 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,792 GBP 1 GBP = 1,262 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,459 AUD 1 AUD = 0,686 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,447 CAD 1 CAD = 0,691 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,091 CHF 1 CHF = 0,916 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7,325 CNY 1 CNY = 0,137 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 19,710 MXN 1 MXN = 0,051 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9,180 SEK 1 SEK = 0,109 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,006 GBP 1 GBP = 156,250 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,012 AUD 1 AUD = 84,746 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,012 CAD 1 CAD = 85,470 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0,009 CHF 1 CHF = 112,360 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0,059 CNY 1 CNY = 16,835 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0,160 MXN 1 MXN = 6,250 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0,075 SEK 1 SEK = 13,423 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,840 AUD 1 AUD = 0,543 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,826 CAD 1 CAD = 0,548 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,377 CHF 1 CHF = 0,726 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9,244 CNY 1 CNY = 0,108 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 24,869 MXN 1 MXN = 0,040 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 11,579 SEK 1 SEK = 0,086 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,992 CAD 1 CAD = 1,008 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,748 CHF 1 CHF = 1,337 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5,020 CNY 1 CNY = 0,199 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 13,509 MXN 1 MXN = 0,074 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6,291 SEK 1 SEK = 0,159 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,754 CHF 1 CHF = 1,326 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5,063 CNY 1 CNY = 0,198 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 13,622 MXN 1 MXN = 0,073 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6,343 SEK 1 SEK = 0,158 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,712 CNY 1 CNY = 0,149 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 18,058 MXN 1 MXN = 0,055 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8,409 SEK 1 SEK = 0,119 CHF
Chinese Yuan Swidish Krona 1 CNY = 1,250 SEK 1 SEK = 0,800 CNY

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