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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 29,20 29,35 27,88 28,02 282M
General Electric GE 15,37 15,40 15,11 15,20 88.1M
Intel INTC 20,40 20,40 19,61 19,78 82.6M
Pfizer PFE 17,49 17,54 17,14 17,25 61.1M
Amazon AMZN 111,05 119,65 110,62 118,49 58.3M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 30,18 30,18 29,05 29,32 49.4M
Cisco Systems CSCO 24,52 24,52 24,03 24,17 42.5M
AT&T Inc. T 26,15 26,25 25,54 25,73 37.1M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 22,26 22,47 21,95 22,05 31.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 45,70 46,20 44,96 45,23 27.6M
Comcast CMCSA 15,45 15,51 14,98 15,06 23.9M
Verizon Communications VZ 29,08 29,20 28,71 28,85 21.2M
ExxonMobil XOM 74,33 74,33 72,97 73,57 20.7M
Schlumberger SLB 68,23 68,54 64,00 65,20 18.8M
Union Pacific UNP 59,88 60,22 56,42 57,73 18M
Merck MRK 32,76 32,95 32,18 32,43 17.1M
Home Depot HD 26,64 26,74 26,17 26,27 16.3M
Altria MO 18,18 18,18 17,80 17,93 15.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 50,68 50,71 49,98 50,44 15.1M
Apple AAPL 205,70 205,80 203,23 203,94 15M
Gilead Sciences GILD 44,16 44,59 43,73 43,83 14.8M
ConocoPhillips COP 53,07 53,23 51,63 51,97 14.5M
HP Inc. HPQ 49,08 49,20 48,25 48,56 13.6M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 51,98 52,17 50,97 51,31 12.5M
Coca-Cola KO 53,91 54,15 53,12 53,24 10.9M
Procter & Gamble PG 58,13 58,13 57,21 57,64 10.8M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60,86 61,05 60,12 60,54 10.7M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22,56 22,58 22,10 22,24 10.6M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29,36 29,47 28,69 28,89 9.78M
Amgen AMGN 56,78 56,82 55,75 56,17 9.6M
Chevron CVX 77,14 77,38 76,20 76,68 8.33M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 26,10 26,22 25,60 25,85 8.29M
McDonald's MCD 59,50 59,61 59,02 59,43 7.63M
International Business Machines IBM 122,95 123,06 120,00 120,36 6.8M
Pepsico PEP 61,41 61,67 60,58 61,03 6.51M
Visa V 75,93 76,09 73,63 74,12 6.37M
Boeing BA 51,06 51,06 49,50 49,89 5.86M
United Technologies UTX 66,00 66,36 65,54 65,81 5.56M
3M MMM 78,42 78,76 76,81 77,82 5.46M
Alphabet GOOGL 555,25 557,89 551,20 553,69 4.78M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3325,00 3345,00 3290,00 3318,00 30.4K
Exchange Rates of October 23, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 92,040 JPY 1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,054 CAD 1 CAD = 0,949 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,009 CHF 1 CHF = 0,991 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,829 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 138,130 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,920 GBP 1 GBP = 1,086 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,627 AUD 1 AUD = 0,615 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,580 CAD 1 CAD = 0,633 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,514 CHF 1 CHF = 0,661 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 10,240 CNY 1 CNY = 0,098 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,666 GBP 1 GBP = 1,502 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,177 AUD 1 AUD = 0,850 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,144 CAD 1 CAD = 0,874 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,095 CHF 1 CHF = 0,913 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,767 AUD 1 AUD = 0,566 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,718 CAD 1 CAD = 0,582 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,644 CHF 1 CHF = 0,608 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11,125 CNY 1 CNY = 0,090 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,971 CAD 1 CAD = 1,030 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,930 CHF 1 CHF = 1,075 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6,300 CNY 1 CNY = 0,159 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,959 CHF 1 CHF = 1,043 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,489 CNY 1 CNY = 0,154 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,762 CNY 1 CNY = 0,148 CHF

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