Financial news on June 20, 2008

Business and Financial news
Ex-UBS Banker Pleads Guilty in Tax Evasion

In his plea, Bradley C. Birkenfeld agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in their investigation of UBS practices, which may reveal the names of scores of wealthy American clients. Read more..

By LYNNLEY BROWNING - The New York Times

From the Gulf, Money for Towers in London

After investing in the financial industry in London, sovereign wealth funds from the oil-rich Persian Gulf are pouring money into the skyline. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

Government Crackdown on Mortgage Fraud

More than 400 real estate industry players have been indicted since March, including dozens over the last two days, in a Justice Department crackdown on incidents of mortgage fraud nationwide. Read more..

By CHARLIE SAVAGE - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 28.31 28.92 28.10 28.23 97.5M
General Electric GE 27.44 28.02 27.27 27.38 89.7M
Intel INTC 22.50 22.74 22.31 22.37 71M
Cisco Systems CSCO 24.92 25.36 24.47 24.64 69.5M
Pfizer PFE 17.39 17.83 17.30 17.33 63.4M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 24.64 25.40 24.00 24.50 62.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 38.01 39.19 36.95 37.86 55.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 22.07 22.68 21.91 22.10 52.6M
AT&T Inc. T 34.69 35.59 34.41 34.43 43.4M
Comcast CMCSA 19.69 20.52 19.52 19.70 38.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 85.12 86.43 84.77 84.91 36.2M
Apple AAPL 176.55 181.00 175.00 175.27 31.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 56.42 57.70 56.20 56.26 27.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 35.57 36.62 35.26 35.38 23.6M
Procter & Gamble PG 63.39 65.08 63.10 63.16 21.5M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 32.10 32.73 31.94 31.94 21.3M
Merck MRK 35.17 35.83 35.00 35.13 20.6M
HP Inc. HPQ 45.41 46.58 45.14 45.64 20.1M
ConocoPhillips COP 92.54 94.43 92.27 92.76 19.2M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 27.23 27.95 27.00 27.12 17.7M
Home Depot HD 26.23 27.18 26.12 26.25 17.2M
Altria MO 20.77 20.88 20.66 20.78 16.9M
Coca-Cola KO 53.32 53.89 52.93 53.66 16.6M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64.08 64.62 63.88 64.06 16.4M
Chevron CVX 96.49 98.08 96.09 96.62 15M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 19.55 19.90 19.43 19.57 14.7M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53.30 54.32 53.09 53.35 13.9M
Amgen AMGN 44.99 45.22 44.29 45.17 13.9M
Alphabet GOOGL 547.84 556.98 544.51 546.43 12M
Visa V 83.33 84.50 82.75 83.57 10.6M
McDonald's MCD 57.54 58.50 57.35 57.40 10.4M
Pepsico PEP 65.14 66.11 64.91 65.08 10.2M
Gilead Sciences GILD 54.25 55.42 53.96 54.72 10.2M
International Business Machines IBM 123.14 125.02 122.50 122.74 9.62M
Boeing BA 76.11 77.80 75.66 75.83 8.87M
United Technologies UTX 68.64 68.94 67.78 68.80 8.82M
Schlumberger SLB 104.00 106.40 103.67 104.10 8.59M
3M MMM 72.83 74.00 72.62 73.02 7.37M
Amazon AMZN 81.13 83.46 80.51 81.10 6.59M
Union Pacific UNP 76.99 77.77 76.20 76.88 5.18M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4163.00 4175.00 4115.00 4154.00 18.2K
Exchange Rates of June 20, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 107.320 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.016 CAD 1 CAD = 0.984 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.036 CHF 1 CHF = 0.966 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.880 CNY 1 CNY = 0.145 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 167.490 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.790 GBP 1 GBP = 1.266 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.636 AUD 1 AUD = 0.611 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.586 CAD 1 CAD = 0.631 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.616 CHF 1 CHF = 0.619 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.471 GBP 1 GBP = 2.122 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.977 AUD 1 AUD = 1.024 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.946 CAD 1 CAD = 1.057 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.965 CHF 1 CHF = 1.037 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.072 AUD 1 AUD = 0.483 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.007 CAD 1 CAD = 0.498 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.045 CHF 1 CHF = 0.489 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.968 CAD 1 CAD = 1.033 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.987 CHF 1 CHF = 1.013 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.019 CHF 1 CHF = 0.982 CAD

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