Financial news on March 23, 2006

Business and Financial news
British Government Plans £50 Billion Sale of National Assets

The British government is to sell off assets including most of the state-owned nuclear industry, the Tote, public spectrum airwaves and Ministry of Defense firing ranges as part of plans which could raise up to 50 billion pounds for public spending. Read more..

By WRITER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 19.98 20.16 19.69 19.70 84.3M
Microsoft MSFT 27.08 27.10 26.66 26.85 73.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 13.94 13.99 13.73 13.80 51.1M
Apple AAPL 61.69 61.90 59.61 60.16 51M
Cisco Systems CSCO 21.30 21.49 21.21 21.41 37M
AT&T Inc. T 26.92 27.01 26.90 27.00 23.4M
General Electric GE 34.45 34.47 34.01 34.12 20.6M
Pfizer PFE 26.40 26.47 25.96 26.16 18.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 61.11 61.35 60.92 61.25 15.4M
Alphabet GOOGL 342.27 345.75 340.20 341.89 14.9M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48.19 48.87 48.05 48.54 14.7M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25.30 25.65 25.14 25.50 13.2M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 42.05 42.20 41.82 42.04 13M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 27.90 27.90 27.41 27.52 12.7M
Home Depot HD 43.25 43.95 43.24 43.81 10.3M
HP Inc. HPQ 33.12 33.29 32.99 33.00 9.5M
Procter & Gamble PG 59.26 59.40 58.44 58.65 9.17M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 43.80 44.12 43.16 43.88 8.98M
Verizon Communications VZ 34.91 34.96 34.64 34.72 8.86M
ConocoPhillips COP 61.45 61.91 60.94 61.12 8.79M
Chevron CVX 56.66 56.87 56.20 56.63 7.38M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60.77 60.90 60.62 60.81 6.94M
Comcast CMCSA 26.47 26.54 26.27 26.49 6.56M
Coca-Cola KO 42.75 42.84 42.20 42.41 6.03M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 56.25 56.55 55.85 56.37 5.58M
Merck MRK 36.10 36.50 35.91 36.20 5.5M
Amgen AMGN 72.21 72.88 71.80 72.80 5.47M
Altria MO 73.60 73.62 72.65 72.75 5.33M
Schlumberger SLB 122.75 123.59 120.44 123.02 5.24M
International Business Machines IBM 84.23 84.27 82.93 83.20 5.11M
McDonald's MCD 34.81 34.81 34.36 34.54 4.45M
Amazon AMZN 35.90 36.34 35.48 35.68 4.04M
3M MMM 76.68 76.96 76.01 76.77 3.47M
Pepsico PEP 59.60 59.64 58.98 59.13 3.01M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 65.20 65.23 64.63 64.97 2.64M
Boeing BA 78.61 78.62 77.51 77.90 2.29M
Gilead Sciences GILD 62.65 62.72 61.32 62.02 2.12M
United Technologies UTX 59.23 59.24 58.31 58.75 2.1M
Union Pacific UNP 92.00 92.01 90.14 92.00 1.43M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3000.00 3006.00 2990.00 2996.00 19.1K
Exchange Rates of March 23, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 117.880 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.165 CAD 1 CAD = 0.859 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.317 CHF 1 CHF = 0.759 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 8.027 CNY 1 CNY = 0.125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 141.080 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.690 GBP 1 GBP = 1.449 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.674 AUD 1 AUD = 0.597 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.393 CAD 1 CAD = 0.718 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.576 CHF 1 CHF = 0.634 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.426 AUD 1 AUD = 0.412 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.019 CAD 1 CAD = 0.495 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.284 CHF 1 CHF = 0.438 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.832 CAD 1 CAD = 1.202 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.941 CHF 1 CHF = 1.063 AUD

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