Financial news on December 25, 2009
Business and Financial news
Cultural differences mean that carriers are more likely to keep perks that major American and European airlines now charge extra for or have dropped. Read more..
The conglomerate run by Warren E. Buffett, reported 21,000 fewer employees than it had at the end of 2008 amid a slump at its manufacturing and retail units. Read more..
For the roughly 160 million people who get insurance through an employer, the result of the long, angry health care debate may be just more of the same. Read more..
Shares on Wall Street rose, closing at their highest levels for the year, after two reports confirmed a steady, if sluggish, recovery. Read more..
If the tax preparer loses the ability to make loans to customers backed by anticipated tax refunds, it may hurt its position relative to rivals. Read more..
The film “It’s Complicated” received an R rating for a scene in which two stars share a joint, kicking up attacks on the M.P.A.A. for being out of touch. Read more..
A growing number of people who enjoy rock climbing are finding work inspecting, cleaning and repairing wind turbines. Read more..
The 60-39 vote was for a $290 billion rise in the debt ceiling, and it allowed the House and Senate to adjourn until Jan. 19. Read more..
Quality handicrafts and specialized clothing have not freed Vietnam from its dependence on the U.S. market. Read more..
These six books — about financial history and how economics went astray — are informative and enjoyable. Read more..
Exchange Rates of December 25, 2009
|US Dollar||Japanese Yen||1 USD = 91.110 JPY||1 JPY = 0.011 USD|
|US Dollar||Canadian Dollar||1 USD = 1.050 CAD||1 CAD = 0.952 USD|
|US Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 USD = 1.036 CHF||1 CHF = 0.966 USD|
|US Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 USD = 6.828 CNY||1 CNY = 0.146 USD|
|Euro||Japanese Yen||1 EUR = 131.560 JPY||1 JPY = 0.008 EUR|
|Euro||Pound Sterling||1 EUR = 0.901 GBP||1 GBP = 1.110 EUR|
|Euro||Australian Dollar||1 EUR = 1.625 AUD||1 AUD = 0.615 EUR|
|Euro||Canadian Dollar||1 EUR = 1.511 CAD||1 CAD = 0.662 EUR|
|Euro||Swiss Franc||1 EUR = 1.492 CHF||1 CHF = 0.670 EUR|
|Euro||Chinese Yuan||1 EUR = 9.819 CNY||1 CNY = 0.102 EUR|
|Japanese Yen||Pound Sterling||1 JPY = 0.687 GBP||1 GBP = 1.457 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Australian Dollar||1 JPY = 1.238 AUD||1 AUD = 0.808 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Canadian Dollar||1 JPY = 1.151 CAD||1 CAD = 0.869 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Swiss Franc||1 JPY = 1.135 CHF||1 CHF = 0.881 JPY|
|Pound Sterling||Australian Dollar||1 GBP = 1.805 AUD||1 AUD = 0.554 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Canadian Dollar||1 GBP = 1.676 CAD||1 CAD = 0.597 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Swiss Franc||1 GBP = 1.656 CHF||1 CHF = 0.604 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Chinese Yuan||1 GBP = 10.890 CNY||1 CNY = 0.092 GBP|
|Australian Dollar||Canadian Dollar||1 AUD = 0.928 CAD||1 CAD = 1.078 AUD|
|Australian Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 AUD = 0.916 CHF||1 CHF = 1.092 AUD|
|Australian Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 AUD = 6.028 CNY||1 CNY = 0.166 AUD|
|Canadian Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 CAD = 0.986 CHF||1 CHF = 1.014 CAD|
|Canadian Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 CAD = 6.503 CNY||1 CNY = 0.154 CAD|