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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
IntelINTC19.9820.1619.6919.7084.3M
MicrosoftMSFT27.0827.1026.6626.8573.7M
Oracle Corp.ORCL13.9413.9913.7313.8051.1M
AppleAAPL61.6961.9059.6160.1651M
Cisco SystemsCSCO21.3021.4921.2121.4137M
AT&T Inc.T26.9227.0126.9027.0023.4M
General ElectricGE34.4534.4734.0134.1220.6M
PfizerPFE26.4026.4725.9626.1618.1M
ExxonMobilXOM61.1161.3560.9261.2515.4M
AlphabetGOOGL342.27345.75340.20341.8914.9M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT48.1948.8748.0548.5414.7M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25.3025.6525.1425.5013.2M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM42.0542.2041.8242.0413M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS27.9027.9027.4127.5212.7M
Home DepotHD43.2543.9543.2443.8110.3M
HP Inc.HPQ33.1233.2932.9933.009.5M
Procter & GamblePG59.2659.4058.4458.659.17M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT43.8044.1243.1643.888.98M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ34.9134.9634.6434.728.86M
ConocoPhillipsCOP61.4561.9160.9461.128.79M
ChevronCVX56.6656.8756.2056.637.38M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60.7760.9060.6260.816.94M
ComcastCMCSA26.4726.5426.2726.496.56M
Coca-ColaKO42.7542.8442.2042.416.03M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH56.2556.5555.8556.375.58M
MerckMRK36.1036.5035.9136.205.5M
AmgenAMGN72.2172.8871.8072.805.47M
AltriaMO73.6073.6272.6572.755.33M
SchlumbergerSLB122.75123.59120.44123.025.24M
International Business MachinesIBM84.2384.2782.9383.205.11M
McDonald'sMCD34.8134.8134.3634.544.45M
AmazonAMZN35.9036.3435.4835.684.04M
3MMMM76.6876.9676.0176.773.47M
PepsicoPEP59.6059.6458.9859.133.01M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC65.2065.2364.6364.972.64M
BoeingBA78.6178.6277.5177.902.29M
Gilead SciencesGILD62.6562.7261.3262.022.12M
United TechnologiesUTX59.2359.2458.3158.752.1M
Union PacificUNP92.0092.0190.1492.001.43M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3000.003006.002990.002996.0019.1K
Exchange Rates of March 23, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 117.880 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.165 CAD1 CAD = 0.859 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.317 CHF1 CHF = 0.759 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 8.027 CNY1 CNY = 0.125 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 141.080 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.690 GBP1 GBP = 1.449 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.674 AUD1 AUD = 0.597 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.393 CAD1 CAD = 0.718 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.576 CHF1 CHF = 0.634 EUR
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.426 AUD1 AUD = 0.412 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.019 CAD1 CAD = 0.495 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.284 CHF1 CHF = 0.438 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.832 CAD1 CAD = 1.202 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.941 CHF1 CHF = 1.063 AUD

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