Financial news on November 26, 2009

Business and Financial news
Beer Connoisseurs Defy Hurdles to Start Breweries

Stiff competition and difficult business conditions have not stopped microbrewers from trying their hands and hops at making beer. Read more..

By J. ALEX TARQUINIO - The New York Times

Bringing Big Smiles to iPhone Shutterbugs

A look at 15 of the roughly 2,000 camera apps that can help you capture, edit, enhance and share your images. Read more..

By RIK FAIRLIE - The New York Times

Britain Defends Decision Not to Reveal Emergency Aid to Banks

The chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, said that the central bank was right not to reveal the aid to Royal Bank of Scotland and HBOS last year because the banking system was close to meltdown. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - International Herald Tribune

Greenberg and A.I.G. Settle Legal Disputes

The former chief executive will receive materials to help write a memoir, as well as photographs and a Persian rug. Read more..

By MARY WILLIAMS WALSH and MICHAEL J. de la MERCED - The New York Times

Retailers Extend Deals Beyond Black Friday

A new pricing strategy by stores gives shoppers a break from the bruising crowds on Friday. Read more..

By STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM and CLAIRE CAIN MILLER - The New York Times

The Latest Entrepreneurial Fantasy Is Selling Cupcakes

The small-business world is going cupcake-mad, and not just in meccas like Los Angeles and New York. Read more..

By ELIZABETH OLSON - The New York Times

Two Swiss Telecom Companies to Merge

The combined company will have 3.4 million customers and a 38 percent market share and compete with Swisscom, which is 57 percent owned by the Swiss government. Read more..

By KEVIN J. O'BRIEN - The New York Times

Two Ways to See Friends

What is the difference between the “Live Feed” and the “News Feed” on Facebook? Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Exchange Rates of November 26, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 86.540 JPY 1 JPY = 0.012 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.059 CAD 1 CAD = 0.944 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.003 CHF 1 CHF = 0.997 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.829 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 129.960 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.909 GBP 1 GBP = 1.100 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.643 AUD 1 AUD = 0.609 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.590 CAD 1 CAD = 0.629 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.506 CHF 1 CHF = 0.664 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 10.258 CNY 1 CNY = 0.097 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.699 GBP 1 GBP = 1.431 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.263 AUD 1 AUD = 0.792 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.223 CAD 1 CAD = 0.818 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.158 CHF 1 CHF = 0.863 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.807 AUD 1 AUD = 0.553 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.749 CAD 1 CAD = 0.572 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.656 CHF 1 CHF = 0.604 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11.274 CNY 1 CNY = 0.089 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.967 CAD 1 CAD = 1.034 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.916 CHF 1 CHF = 1.092 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.246 CNY 1 CNY = 0.160 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.946 CHF 1 CHF = 1.057 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.446 CNY 1 CNY = 0.155 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.809 CNY 1 CNY = 0.147 CHF

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