Financial news on November 30th, 2009

Business and Financial news
Assessing Dubai's Debt Crisis

Graham Bowley, a New York Times reporter, discusses the latest news surrounding Dubai's financial crisis. Read more..

None None - The New York Times

Cash in the Forefront for the Holidays

A survey finds that consumers plan to spend a little less this year, and will avoid using credit cards. Read more..

By TEDDY WAYNE - The New York Times

In Japan, an Odd Perch for Google: Looking Up at the Leader

After missteps in Japan, Google is striving to gain ground against Yahoo and make the most of a highly connected marketplace. Read more..

By HIROKO TABUCHI - The New York Times

Open Source as a Model for Business Is Elusive

European Commission reaction to Oracle’s acquisition of Sun Microsystems has stoked a tricky debate: Can open-source software live up to its populist traditions? Read more..

By ASHLEE VANCE - The New York Times

Upstart Chinese Telecom Company Rattles Industry as It Rises to No. 2

Huawei Technologies, a private equipment maker founded by a former Red Army officer, is growing fast while fighting a perception that it has ties to China’s government and military. Read more..

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

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE15.8216.0615.8116.0270.2M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM41.5642.6541.4942.4938.2M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC27.2828.1027.2528.0436.7M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23.3123.5423.1923.4034.3M
AT&T Inc.T26.9627.0026.6726.9431.8M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25.2725.6225.0825.3130.2M
Oracle Corp.ORCL22.0122.1521.8022.0826.3M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ31.8331.9031.4331.4620.8M
Home DepotHD27.5927.7526.9627.1316.7M
HP Inc.HPQ48.9749.3148.8149.0616.4M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT54.2054.5553.6954.4914.7M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH29.4429.4928.5028.6712.6M
Procter & GamblePG62.3763.0062.1262.3512.4M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT54.5354.7054.1054.5511.9M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ62.7862.9862.2462.8410.8M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS30.2330.3729.9530.2210.3M
Gilead SciencesGILD46.4646.5545.9346.117.27M
International Business MachinesIBM125.12126.60124.92126.356.3M
United TechnologiesUTX67.1767.4666.5267.244.31M
Union PacificUNP63.4164.2462.7063.263.67M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3361.003366.003333.503353.0044.6K
Exchange Rates of November 30th, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 86.310 JPY1 JPY = 0.012 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.056 CAD1 CAD = 0.947 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.005 CHF1 CHF = 0.995 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.828 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 129.520 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.913 GBP1 GBP = 1.096 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.638 AUD1 AUD = 0.610 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.584 CAD1 CAD = 0.631 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.508 CHF1 CHF = 0.663 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 10.246 CNY1 CNY = 0.098 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.704 GBP1 GBP = 1.420 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.264 AUD1 AUD = 0.791 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.222 CAD1 CAD = 0.818 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.164 CHF1 CHF = 0.859 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.794 AUD1 AUD = 0.557 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.736 CAD1 CAD = 0.576 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.653 CHF1 CHF = 0.605 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 11.215 CNY1 CNY = 0.089 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.967 CAD1 CAD = 1.034 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.920 CHF1 CHF = 1.086 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.952 CHF1 CHF = 1.051 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.468 CNY1 CNY = 0.155 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.791 CNY1 CNY = 0.147 CHF

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