Financial news on July 30, 2009

Business and Financial news
Home Builder’s Shares Skyrocket in Shanghai Debut

The I.P.O. for China State Construction Engineering again demonstrated Chinese investors' huge appetite for new listings but fueled concerns about an unsustainable bubble in asset prices. Read more..

By BETTINA WASSENER - International Herald Tribune

Once-Mothballed Taurus Is Back on Stage at Ford

Ford’s chief executive, Alan R. Mulally, figured the Taurus name still had value, even though it had become a staple of rental car fleets. Read more..

By BILL VLASIC - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE13.0113.3712.9713.11169M
MicrosoftMSFT24.2024.4323.7123.8167.8M
IntelINTC19.5719.8019.3019.3360.6M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC24.6525.3124.5324.8754.5M
Cisco SystemsCSCO22.1222.4021.8421.9852.9M
PfizerPFE15.9616.2615.8915.9448.5M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM38.1339.2837.9038.4738.5M
ExxonMobilXOM70.3071.5269.9170.7237.8M
AT&T Inc.T26.2026.6026.1026.3431.4M
Oracle Corp.ORCL22.2422.4721.9122.1428.9M
MerckMRK30.2130.9729.8829.9423.2M
ComcastCMCSA14.8215.2114.7515.0222.9M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ32.1632.6932.0932.3120.6M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT45.9846.2945.4545.7020.1M
HP Inc.HPQ42.4143.2942.3842.7119M
ConocoPhillipsCOP43.4643.9042.8643.1918.2M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT49.5550.4049.5049.9817.4M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS26.3826.7026.1926.2217.1M
AppleAAPL161.70164.72161.50162.7916.8M
VisaV67.6969.6866.8367.2114.4M
McDonald'sMCD56.6156.6955.5555.5913.8M
AltriaMO17.8318.0017.6617.6813.7M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH28.8429.0127.7528.1013.7M
Home DepotHD25.7026.1625.5325.8513.5M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ61.6662.4761.5261.7912.6M
Procter & GamblePG56.5757.0055.9356.2312M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY21.8421.9721.5521.5611.9M
ChevronCVX67.9368.5067.0167.7011.5M
SchlumbergerSLB53.6454.3452.5553.4311.5M
AmgenAMGN63.6764.5062.9963.119.86M
Coca-ColaKO49.8250.5049.5549.679.72M
BoeingBA43.9444.5043.1343.248.28M
United TechnologiesUTX53.7054.9953.4354.237.58M
AmazonAMZN85.6487.2585.1786.097.25M
Gilead SciencesGILD49.8150.0049.3849.587.22M
International Business MachinesIBM118.00119.37117.67117.866.8M
PepsicoPEP56.7357.6356.5456.606.72M
AlphabetGOOGL442.61451.47442.61445.646.39M
3MMMM69.7370.6469.1869.904.27M
Union PacificUNP57.3258.3457.0157.113.6M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3135.003200.003135.003183.0070.7K
Exchange Rates of July 30, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 95.570 JPY1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.085 CAD1 CAD = 0.922 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.088 CHF1 CHF = 0.919 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.833 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 134.410 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.853 GBP1 GBP = 1.173 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.704 AUD1 AUD = 0.587 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.526 CAD1 CAD = 0.655 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.531 CHF1 CHF = 0.653 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.611 CNY1 CNY = 0.104 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.634 GBP1 GBP = 1.577 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.267 AUD1 AUD = 0.789 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.135 CAD1 CAD = 0.881 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.139 CHF1 CHF = 0.878 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.998 AUD1 AUD = 0.501 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.789 CAD1 CAD = 0.559 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.795 CHF1 CHF = 0.557 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.895 CAD1 CAD = 1.118 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.898 CHF1 CHF = 1.114 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5.640 CNY1 CNY = 0.177 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.003 CHF1 CHF = 0.997 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.279 CNY1 CNY = 0.159 CHF

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