Financial news on June 19, 2009

Business and Financial news
Airbus, Orders in Hand at Show, Finds Reasons to Be Upbeat in a Down Economy

The aircraft maker leaves an air show with $6.5 billion in orders and commitments. Read more..

By NICOLA CLARK - The New York Times

Bank’s Former Chief Agrees to Pension Cut

Frederick A. Goodwin, who headed the Royal Bank of Scotland when its strategy led to huge losses, took a 50 percent reduction in his retirement pay. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

Big Order Lifts Outlook at Airbus

The European plane maker announced a $3.5 billion order from a Hungarian low-cost airline, and the chief Airbus salesman, John Leahy, said this showed improved prospects for the airline industry. Read more..

By NICOLA CLARK - International Herald Tribune

Ex-Chief of HealthSouth Loses Civil Suit

A judge called Richard Scrushy “the C.E.O. of the fraud” and ordered him to pay $2.9 billion to shareholders. Read more..

By JACK HEALY - The New York Times

Gazprom and Dow Chemical Expand Emissions Alliance

The Russian energy company and the American company signed a new deal to reduce their carbon footprints and to trade in carbon credits. Read more..

By ANDREW E. KRAMER - The New York Times

Greenpeace Parody of Newspaper Spotlights Climate

The spoof edition was an effort to draw attention to climate change as European Union leaders gathered to discuss the issue in Brussels. Read more..

By THE INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE - The New York Times

Indicted, Texas Financier Surrenders

R. Allen Stanford, who is accused of running a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme involving certificates of deposit, turned himself in to the F.B.I. Read more..

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS - The New York Times

Mercedes Campaign Focuses on Image, Not Recession

While other ads promise to help buyers if they lose their jobs, the German company focuses on its cars’ technology and heritage. Read more..

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD - The New York Times

Music Labels Win $2 Million in Web Case

A federal jury says a woman should pay $80,000 for each of 24 songs posted on an Internet site for others to download. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Swiss Regulators Ponder Way to Restrict Big Banks

Regulators signaled an aggressive approach to the problem of financial institutions whose failure can endanger the whole economy. Read more..

By CARTER DOUGHERTY - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 12,13 12,27 11,93 12,10 124M
Microsoft MSFT 24,04 24,34 23,75 24,07 115M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 24,00 25,20 23,14 24,19 101M
Pfizer PFE 15,15 15,32 14,97 15,00 84.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 34,65 35,12 33,79 35,00 77M
Cisco Systems CSCO 19,18 19,20 18,80 18,92 71.7M
Intel INTC 16,05 16,18 15,85 16,01 71.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 20,42 20,92 20,37 20,66 51.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 71,85 72,00 70,42 71,05 42.8M
AT&T Inc. T 24,31 24,37 23,81 24,04 42.4M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 47,84 48,26 47,26 47,58 30.2M
Altria MO 16,45 16,54 16,30 16,41 27.4M
Merck MRK 25,91 26,54 25,81 25,91 26.6M
HP Inc. HPQ 37,82 38,45 37,78 38,35 26.2M
Apple AAPL 138,07 139,50 136,90 139,48 25.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 49,05 49,05 48,10 48,17 23.8M
ConocoPhillips COP 43,40 43,63 42,85 42,97 22.6M
Comcast CMCSA 14,00 14,08 13,74 13,87 22.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 30,42 30,43 29,58 29,66 22.3M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 25,93 26,48 25,02 25,43 21.8M
Amgen AMGN 53,30 53,85 52,06 52,34 20M
Procter & Gamble PG 51,28 51,47 50,24 50,64 19.5M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 56,30 56,65 55,91 56,09 19.3M
Chevron CVX 68,82 68,92 67,37 68,06 16.5M
Coca-Cola KO 49,73 49,89 48,71 48,81 15.4M
Home Depot HD 23,47 23,71 23,36 23,52 15.2M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 20,67 20,77 20,44 20,58 14.4M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 23,89 24,12 23,38 23,53 13.8M
International Business Machines IBM 106,31 106,65 105,50 105,89 13.6M
Schlumberger SLB 56,37 56,50 54,73 55,35 11.3M
Gilead Sciences GILD 47,00 47,81 46,63 47,02 10.8M
McDonald's MCD 58,41 58,83 58,00 58,17 9.6M
Pepsico PEP 54,74 55,05 53,69 53,91 9.53M
Alphabet GOOGL 418,21 420,46 414,58 420,09 8.51M
United Technologies UTX 55,22 55,25 54,03 54,20 8.41M
Boeing BA 49,18 49,53 48,11 48,44 7.03M
Visa V 61,70 62,10 60,86 61,37 6.37M
3M MMM 59,48 60,19 58,93 59,37 5.87M
Amazon AMZN 82,15 83,46 81,50 82,96 5.44M
Union Pacific UNP 51,31 52,37 50,57 52,00 5.21M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2836,00 2855,00 2800,50 2805,00 30.6K
Exchange Rates of June 19, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 96,240 JPY 1 JPY = 0,010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,136 CAD 1 CAD = 0,881 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,081 CHF 1 CHF = 0,925 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,837 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 134,240 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,845 GBP 1 GBP = 1,184 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,728 AUD 1 AUD = 0,579 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,582 CAD 1 CAD = 0,632 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,506 CHF 1 CHF = 0,664 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9,525 CNY 1 CNY = 0,105 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,630 GBP 1 GBP = 1,588 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,288 AUD 1 AUD = 0,776 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,179 CAD 1 CAD = 0,848 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,123 CHF 1 CHF = 0,890 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,049 AUD 1 AUD = 0,488 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,873 CAD 1 CAD = 0,534 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,783 CHF 1 CHF = 0,561 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,915 CAD 1 CAD = 1,093 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,871 CHF 1 CHF = 1,148 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5,512 CNY 1 CNY = 0,181 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,952 CHF 1 CHF = 1,051 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,025 CNY 1 CNY = 0,166 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,321 CNY 1 CNY = 0,158 CHF

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