Financial news on January 19, 2007
Business and Financial news
Cosmetics companies are increasingly running parallel campaigns aimed at younger customers. Read more..
The move comes amid media scrutiny over his flights, an expense that raised eyebrows because of billions in losses last year at Ford. Read more..
If the personality of Jonathan G. Ornstein, head of the Mesa Air Group, is outsize, so are his ambitions. He wants to make the regional airline global. Read more..
Intel is considering building its first semiconductor factory in Asia in the northeastern Chinese city of Dalian. China’s central government has approved the project, said Gao Fujun, assistant counsel at the Dalian Foreign Trade and Economic Coope... Read more..
Mary E. Minnick, will leave the company, a month after the company promoted its international chief, Muhtar Kent, to chief operating officer. Read more..
Deutsche Bank and its former chief executive, Rolf E. Breuer, are facing damage claims of 1.4 billion euros ($1.8 billion) from the media mogul Leo Kirch for comments made in 2002 about the creditworthiness of Mr. Kirch’s media group. “The claims ... Read more..
Intesa Sanpaolo, the Italian bank, offered to buy shares in its Hungarian unit, Inter-Europa Bank Nyrt, also known as IEB. Intesa Sanpaolo, which owns 84.7 percent of IEB, which is based in Budapest, offered 4,074 forint ($21) a share, it said. Read more..
None of the recent bids for the company had enough clout or sizzle to generate much investor interest. Read more..
The London exchange pledged to buy back as much as £250 million ($493 million) in shares this year. Read more..
The company is streamlining its publications to bolster its presence online, especially sites associated with its marquee magazines. Read more..
Values are reported in US Dollars
|International Business Machines||IBM||95.00||96.85||94.55||96.17||26M|
|Johnson & Johnson||JNJ||68.00||68.22||67.53||67.76||13.5M|
|Walt Disney & Co.||DIS||35.93||35.97||35.48||35.50||12.6M|
|Wells Fargo & Co.||WFC||36.29||36.33||35.87||36.04||10.6M|
|Procter & Gamble||PG||65.69||66.30||65.54||66.09||9.24M|
Exchange Rates of January 19, 2007
|US Dollar||Japanese Yen||1 USD = 121.220 JPY||1 JPY = 0.008 USD|
|US Dollar||Canadian Dollar||1 USD = 1.172 CAD||1 CAD = 0.853 USD|
|US Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 USD = 1.248 CHF||1 CHF = 0.801 USD|
|US Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 USD = 7.777 CNY||1 CNY = 0.129 USD|
|Euro||Japanese Yen||1 EUR = 157.120 JPY||1 JPY = 0.006 EUR|
|Euro||Pound Sterling||1 EUR = 0.657 GBP||1 GBP = 1.523 EUR|
|Euro||Australian Dollar||1 EUR = 1.641 AUD||1 AUD = 0.610 EUR|
|Euro||Canadian Dollar||1 EUR = 1.519 CAD||1 CAD = 0.658 EUR|
|Euro||Swiss Franc||1 EUR = 1.618 CHF||1 CHF = 0.618 EUR|
|Japanese Yen||Pound Sterling||1 JPY = 0.418 GBP||1 GBP = 2.394 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Australian Dollar||1 JPY = 1.044 AUD||1 AUD = 0.958 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Canadian Dollar||1 JPY = 0.967 CAD||1 CAD = 1.035 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Swiss Franc||1 JPY = 1.029 CHF||1 CHF = 0.972 JPY|
|Pound Sterling||Australian Dollar||1 GBP = 2.499 AUD||1 AUD = 0.400 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Canadian Dollar||1 GBP = 2.314 CAD||1 CAD = 0.432 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Swiss Franc||1 GBP = 2.463 CHF||1 CHF = 0.406 GBP|
|Australian Dollar||Canadian Dollar||1 AUD = 0.925 CAD||1 CAD = 1.081 AUD|
|Australian Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 AUD = 0.985 CHF||1 CHF = 1.015 AUD|
|Canadian Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 CAD = 1.064 CHF||1 CHF = 0.940 CAD|