Financial news on November 23, 2012

Business and Financial news
A Bond With a Yield That’s Higher, or Maybe Even Edible

British investors, deterred by low or negative returns on savings accounts, are turning in greater numbers to the riskier but more lucrative retail bond markets; such bonds, which are purchased directly from the company, are not available in the United States. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

As BMW Is Put to the Test, Its Plans Are Years Ahead

BMW chief executive Norbert Reithofer has delivered consistent profit through two economic crises, becoming icon in the revival of German industry; emerging market forces, including a crisis in auto sales on the Continent, will present the toughest challenge yet to BMW, but Reithofer remains confident about long-term success and innovation. Read more..

By JACK EWING - The New York Times

Growth Returns to Factories in China

A business survey released Thursday indicated that the manufacturing sector had expanded in November for the first time in more than a year. Read more..

By BETTINA WASSENER - International Herald Tribune

Upbeat Chinese Report Lifts Global Markets

Trading is light due to the American Thanksgiving holiday; upbeat Chinese manufacturing survey offsets the markets' disappointment at another round of grim European figures. Read more..

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT27,2327,7727,2027,7057.8M
IntelINTC19,5319,8419,5119,7251.7M
General ElectricGE20,8121,0420,7321,0435.5M
FacebookFB24,5824,6823,8824,0029.5M
HP Inc.HPQ12,0112,4912,0112,4426.3M
PfizerPFE24,4124,5324,3724,5325.2M
AT&T Inc.T33,9634,3633,8634,3621.7M
Cisco SystemsCSCO18,6018,8918,5318,8417.3M
ExxonMobilXOM88,2589,0988,0189,0911.9M
AppleAAPL567,17572,00562,60571,509.74M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC32,8533,2032,7333,208.78M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM41,1041,2240,9741,098.32M
Oracle Corp.ORCL30,6531,0630,5830,928.21M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT63,4864,4963,4464,475.83M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ69,0869,5668,9569,565.45M
Coca-ColaKO37,5537,9537,4937,935.37M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT69,3470,2468,8870,205.13M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ43,3043,7743,1643,765.13M
AltriaMO32,9933,4832,9033,484.86M
Procter & GamblePG68,7569,6168,7169,594.6M
General MotorsGM24,9625,4224,8625,214.6M
MerckMRK43,9944,2943,9244,284.48M
International Business MachinesIBM191,00193,49190,80193,493.88M
Home DepotHD64,2864,8364,1264,823.72M
ComcastCMCSA36,7636,9136,5636,913.66M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY32,5032,6732,4532,623.45M
PepsicoPEP69,5070,3669,5070,193.43M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS48,8949,2848,8049,263.35M
ChevronCVX104,87105,47104,46105,472.78M
McDonald'sMCD86,7787,0786,5687,052.47M
AmgenAMGN87,0087,6486,5587,602.27M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B88,0088,5187,7188,502.09M
ConocoPhillipsCOP56,3156,7056,0956,672.06M
Gilead SciencesGILD75,6276,2875,6076,122.03M
AlphabetGOOGL669,97670,00666,10667,971.84M
AmazonAMZN239,89240,00236,48239,881.78M
SchlumbergerSLB70,7671,2170,2971,181.73M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH53,6753,9353,5053,921.71M
BoeingBA73,3573,7573,0973,741.58M
United TechnologiesUTX77,8278,6677,6278,611.43M
VisaV147,30148,12146,40148,121.11M
3MMMM89,2990,3389,1590,281.1M
Union PacificUNP120,00122,00120,00121,98795K
Exchange Rates of November 23, 2012
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 82,380 JPY1 JPY = 0,012 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 0,993 CAD1 CAD = 1,007 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0,928 CHF1 CHF = 1,078 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,229 CNY1 CNY = 0,161 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 106,930 JPY1 JPY = 0,009 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,809 GBP1 GBP = 1,236 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,240 AUD1 AUD = 0,807 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,288 CAD1 CAD = 0,776 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,204 CHF1 CHF = 0,831 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 8,088 CNY1 CNY = 0,124 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,757 GBP1 GBP = 1,322 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,159 AUD1 AUD = 0,863 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,204 CAD1 CAD = 0,830 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,126 CHF1 CHF = 0,888 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,531 AUD1 AUD = 0,653 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,591 CAD1 CAD = 0,629 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,488 CHF1 CHF = 0,672 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9,992 CNY1 CNY = 0,100 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 1,038 CAD1 CAD = 0,964 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,969 CHF1 CHF = 1,033 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6,518 CNY1 CNY = 0,153 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,934 CHF1 CHF = 1,070 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6,278 CNY1 CNY = 0,159 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,716 CNY1 CNY = 0,149 CHF

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