Financial news on May 31st, 2010

Business and Financial news
Betting on a Bounty Hunter, and Perhaps Love

“Jonah Hex” is Warner Brothers’s latest effort to find a movie hit in the graphic novels and hard-edged comics of its DC Entertainment unit. Read more..

By MICHAEL CIEPLY - The New York Times

Mobile TV's Last Frontier: U.S. and Europe

Free-to-air mobile TV is common just about everywhere except the United States and Europe, where operator resistance, technical standards and licensing hurdles have interfered with the spread of the technology. Read more..

By KEVIN J. O'BRIEN - International Herald Tribune

Numberplay: A Fond Farewell to Martin Gardner

A fond farewell to Martin Gardner with a random selection of the master’s puzzles. Read more..

By PRADEEP MUTALIK - The New York Times

Talks Continue to Save Prudential’s A.I.A. Deal

Prudential Plc and the American International Group remained locked in talks on Monday over the sale of the American insurer’s massive Asian life insurance arm, a deal that is now in jeopardy, people briefed on the matter told DealBook. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED - The New York Times

Exchange Rates of May 31st, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 91.170 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.043 CAD1 CAD = 0.959 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.155 CHF1 CHF = 0.866 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.829 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 112.190 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.846 GBP1 GBP = 1.181 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.453 AUD1 AUD = 0.688 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.284 CAD1 CAD = 0.779 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.422 CHF1 CHF = 0.703 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 8.401 CNY1 CNY = 0.119 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.754 GBP1 GBP = 1.326 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.294 AUD1 AUD = 0.773 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.144 CAD1 CAD = 0.874 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.267 CHF1 CHF = 0.789 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.716 AUD1 AUD = 0.583 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.516 CAD1 CAD = 0.660 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.679 CHF1 CHF = 0.596 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9.912 CNY1 CNY = 0.101 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.884 CAD1 CAD = 1.132 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.978 CHF1 CHF = 1.022 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5.786 CNY1 CNY = 0.173 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.106 CHF1 CHF = 0.904 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.543 CNY1 CNY = 0.153 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 5.908 CNY1 CNY = 0.169 CHF

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