Financial news on October 23, 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 23, 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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