Financial news on May 23, 2008

Business and Financial news
An Inquiry Into Interbank Loan Rate

The British Bankers’ Association is trying to determine whether some of the 16 banks that it polls each day to set the rate at which banks borrow money from each other provided false or misleading rates. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

Urgency Replaces Subtlety in Summer’s Struggle for Visitors

As the summer travel season starts amid rising gasoline prices and airfares, tourism marketers are changing their pitches. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 30,96 30,97 30,35 30,43 62.5M
Intel INTC 23,73 23,82 23,08 23,41 59.1M
Microsoft MSFT 28,25 28,33 27,95 28,05 48.9M
Pfizer PFE 19,73 19,73 19,52 19,53 41.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 25,34 25,43 24,90 25,10 41.7M
Apple AAPL 180,75 181,99 177,80 181,17 32.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 92,50 92,96 90,66 90,70 25.3M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 27,83 27,93 27,45 27,68 23.9M
ConocoPhillips COP 92,40 92,69 90,53 91,40 22.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 42,72 42,90 42,12 42,32 21.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 22,29 22,30 21,89 21,98 20M
Home Depot HD 26,84 26,99 26,28 26,77 17.3M
HP Inc. HPQ 44,79 45,15 44,71 44,96 16.8M
Comcast CMCSA 21,88 22,10 21,58 21,62 16.4M
Altria MO 22,87 22,87 22,17 22,28 15.4M
Coca-Cola KO 58,11 59,04 58,01 58,63 15.3M
AT&T Inc. T 39,04 39,36 38,35 38,53 14.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 55,88 55,98 55,40 55,75 13.6M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 35,50 35,54 34,32 34,75 12.1M
Chevron CVX 102,12 102,59 100,50 100,73 11.5M
Visa V 75,79 77,31 75,12 76,35 10.5M
Merck MRK 38,99 39,24 38,72 38,74 10.3M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54,70 54,78 54,14 54,26 9.54M
Verizon Communications VZ 37,42 37,42 36,90 37,08 9.47M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 65,33 65,49 64,86 64,92 9.07M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 33,52 33,60 33,18 33,23 8.95M
Alphabet GOOGL 546,91 553,00 537,81 544,62 8.85M
Procter & Gamble PG 65,38 65,75 65,10 65,27 8.42M
Schlumberger SLB 103,32 103,51 99,00 100,03 8.18M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 21,97 21,97 21,65 21,69 7.75M
United Technologies UTX 71,43 71,43 69,89 70,01 7.03M
Amgen AMGN 42,51 43,08 42,33 42,38 6.49M
Amazon AMZN 78,55 78,87 77,43 78,35 6.33M
McDonald's MCD 58,37 58,37 57,31 57,73 5.78M
Pepsico PEP 68,05 68,38 67,88 68,26 5.41M
International Business Machines IBM 124,35 124,91 123,77 124,20 4.7M
Boeing BA 81,21 82,09 80,85 81,48 4.48M
Gilead Sciences GILD 53,23 53,71 52,77 52,98 4.45M
Union Pacific UNP 154,01 154,25 150,24 152,16 3.33M
3M MMM 76,24 76,26 75,50 75,81 2.88M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4118,00 4185,00 4081,00 4130,00 30.7K
Exchange Rates of May 23, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 103,360 JPY 1 JPY = 0,010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0,990 CAD 1 CAD = 1,010 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,024 CHF 1 CHF = 0,977 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,942 CNY 1 CNY = 0,144 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 162,950 JPY 1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,796 GBP 1 GBP = 1,256 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,643 AUD 1 AUD = 0,609 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,560 CAD 1 CAD = 0,641 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,614 CHF 1 CHF = 0,620 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,488 GBP 1 GBP = 2,048 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,008 AUD 1 AUD = 0,992 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,957 CAD 1 CAD = 1,045 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0,990 CHF 1 CHF = 1,010 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,064 AUD 1 AUD = 0,484 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,960 CAD 1 CAD = 0,510 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,027 CHF 1 CHF = 0,493 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,949 CAD 1 CAD = 1,054 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,982 CHF 1 CHF = 1,019 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,034 CHF 1 CHF = 0,967 CAD

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