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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 27.23 27.77 27.20 27.70 57.8M
Intel INTC 19.53 19.84 19.51 19.72 51.7M
General Electric GE 20.81 21.04 20.73 21.04 35.5M
Facebook FB 24.58 24.68 23.88 24.00 29.5M
HP Inc. HPQ 12.01 12.49 12.01 12.44 26.3M
Pfizer PFE 24.41 24.53 24.37 24.53 25.2M
AT&T Inc. T 33.96 34.36 33.86 34.36 21.7M
Cisco Systems CSCO 18.60 18.89 18.53 18.84 17.3M
ExxonMobil XOM 88.25 89.09 88.01 89.09 11.9M
Apple AAPL 567.17 572.00 562.60 571.50 9.74M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 32.85 33.20 32.73 33.20 8.78M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 41.10 41.22 40.97 41.09 8.32M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 30.65 31.06 30.58 30.92 8.21M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 63.48 64.49 63.44 64.47 5.83M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 69.08 69.56 68.95 69.56 5.45M
Coca-Cola KO 37.55 37.95 37.49 37.93 5.37M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 69.34 70.24 68.88 70.20 5.13M
Verizon Communications VZ 43.30 43.77 43.16 43.76 5.13M
Altria MO 32.99 33.48 32.90 33.48 4.86M
Procter & Gamble PG 68.75 69.61 68.71 69.59 4.6M
General Motors GM 24.96 25.42 24.86 25.21 4.6M
Merck MRK 43.99 44.29 43.92 44.28 4.48M
International Business Machines IBM 191.00 193.49 190.80 193.49 3.88M
Home Depot HD 64.28 64.83 64.12 64.82 3.72M
Comcast CMCSA 36.76 36.91 36.56 36.91 3.66M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 32.50 32.67 32.45 32.62 3.45M
Pepsico PEP 69.50 70.36 69.50 70.19 3.43M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 48.89 49.28 48.80 49.26 3.35M
Chevron CVX 104.87 105.47 104.46 105.47 2.78M
McDonald's MCD 86.77 87.07 86.56 87.05 2.47M
Amgen AMGN 87.00 87.64 86.55 87.60 2.27M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 88.00 88.51 87.71 88.50 2.09M
ConocoPhillips COP 56.31 56.70 56.09 56.67 2.06M
Gilead Sciences GILD 75.62 76.28 75.60 76.12 2.03M
Alphabet GOOGL 669.97 670.00 666.10 667.97 1.84M
Amazon AMZN 239.89 240.00 236.48 239.88 1.78M
Schlumberger SLB 70.76 71.21 70.29 71.18 1.73M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 53.67 53.93 53.50 53.92 1.71M
Boeing BA 73.35 73.75 73.09 73.74 1.58M
United Technologies UTX 77.82 78.66 77.62 78.61 1.43M
Visa V 147.30 148.12 146.40 148.12 1.11M
3M MMM 89.29 90.33 89.15 90.28 1.1M
Union Pacific UNP 120.00 122.00 120.00 121.98 795K
Exchange Rates of November 23, 2012
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 82.380 JPY 1 JPY = 0.012 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0.993 CAD 1 CAD = 1.007 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.928 CHF 1 CHF = 1.078 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.229 CNY 1 CNY = 0.161 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 106.930 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.809 GBP 1 GBP = 1.236 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.240 AUD 1 AUD = 0.807 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.288 CAD 1 CAD = 0.776 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.204 CHF 1 CHF = 0.831 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8.088 CNY 1 CNY = 0.124 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.757 GBP 1 GBP = 1.322 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.159 AUD 1 AUD = 0.863 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.204 CAD 1 CAD = 0.830 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.126 CHF 1 CHF = 0.888 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.531 AUD 1 AUD = 0.653 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.591 CAD 1 CAD = 0.629 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.488 CHF 1 CHF = 0.672 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.992 CNY 1 CNY = 0.100 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 1.038 CAD 1 CAD = 0.964 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.969 CHF 1 CHF = 1.033 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.518 CNY 1 CNY = 0.153 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.934 CHF 1 CHF = 1.070 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.278 CNY 1 CNY = 0.159 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.716 CNY 1 CNY = 0.149 CHF

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