Financial news on October 23rd, 2009

Business and Financial news
China’s Growth Picks Up Speed but Raises Concerns

The country’s 8.9 percent growth in the quarter was largely fueled by a generous stimulus package, but some are worried it might lead to a bubble and inflation. Read more..

By ANDREW JACOBS and BETTINA WASSENER - The New York Times

Credit Suisse Posts $2.4 Billion Profit in Quarter

The investment banking unit rebounded from a loss in the same period last year. Read more..

By DAVID JOLLY - The New York Times

State-Run South Korean Oil Company Buys Canadian Producer

Korea National Oil Corp., the state-owned oil and gas company of South Korea, said it would buy Harvest Energy Trust in a deal worth $3.9 billion. Read more..

By CHRIS V. NICHOLSON - International Herald Tribune

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT29,2029,3527,8828,02282M
General ElectricGE15,3715,4015,1115,2088.1M
IntelINTC20,4020,4019,6119,7882.6M
PfizerPFE17,4917,5417,1417,2561.1M
AmazonAMZN111,05119,65110,62118,4958.3M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC30,1830,1829,0529,3249.4M
Cisco SystemsCSCO24,5224,5224,0324,1742.5M
AT&T Inc.T26,1526,2525,5425,7337.1M
Oracle Corp.ORCL22,2622,4721,9522,0531.6M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM45,7046,2044,9645,2327.6M
ComcastCMCSA15,4515,5114,9815,0623.9M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ29,0829,2028,7128,8521.2M
ExxonMobilXOM74,3374,3372,9773,5720.7M
SchlumbergerSLB68,2368,5464,0065,2018.8M
Union PacificUNP59,8860,2256,4257,7318M
MerckMRK32,7632,9532,1832,4317.1M
Home DepotHD26,6426,7426,1726,2716.3M
AltriaMO18,1818,1817,8017,9315.6M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT50,6850,7149,9850,4415.1M
AppleAAPL205,70205,80203,23203,9415M
Gilead SciencesGILD44,1644,5943,7343,8314.8M
ConocoPhillipsCOP53,0753,2351,6351,9714.5M
HP Inc.HPQ49,0849,2048,2548,5613.6M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT51,9852,1750,9751,3112.5M
Coca-ColaKO53,9154,1553,1253,2410.9M
Procter & GamblePG58,1358,1357,2157,6410.8M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60,8661,0560,1260,5410.7M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22,5622,5822,1022,2410.6M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS29,3629,4728,6928,899.78M
AmgenAMGN56,7856,8255,7556,179.6M
ChevronCVX77,1477,3876,2076,688.33M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH26,1026,2225,6025,858.29M
McDonald'sMCD59,5059,6159,0259,437.63M
International Business MachinesIBM122,95123,06120,00120,366.8M
PepsicoPEP61,4161,6760,5861,036.51M
VisaV75,9376,0973,6374,126.37M
BoeingBA51,0651,0649,5049,895.86M
United TechnologiesUTX66,0066,3665,5465,815.56M
3MMMM78,4278,7676,8177,825.46M
AlphabetGOOGL555,25557,89551,20553,694.78M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3325,003345,003290,003318,0030.4K
Exchange Rates of October 23rd, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 92,040 JPY1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,054 CAD1 CAD = 0,949 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,009 CHF1 CHF = 0,991 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,829 CNY1 CNY = 0,146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 138,130 JPY1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,920 GBP1 GBP = 1,086 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,627 AUD1 AUD = 0,615 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,580 CAD1 CAD = 0,633 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,514 CHF1 CHF = 0,661 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 10,240 CNY1 CNY = 0,098 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,666 GBP1 GBP = 1,502 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,177 AUD1 AUD = 0,850 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,144 CAD1 CAD = 0,874 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,095 CHF1 CHF = 0,913 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,767 AUD1 AUD = 0,566 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,718 CAD1 CAD = 0,582 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,644 CHF1 CHF = 0,608 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 11,125 CNY1 CNY = 0,090 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,971 CAD1 CAD = 1,030 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,930 CHF1 CHF = 1,075 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6,300 CNY1 CNY = 0,159 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,959 CHF1 CHF = 1,043 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6,489 CNY1 CNY = 0,154 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,762 CNY1 CNY = 0,148 CHF

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