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Despite lingering concerns about its transition to mobile, Google ended 2012 with a strong fourth quarter. As the company reported yesterday, full-year revenues topped $50 billion for the first time last year, while full-year profits soared to new highs of $10.75 billion.
Google’s stock price reacted positively in after-hours trading, reaching $741.50, as the results beat Wall Street expectations. Larry Page, Chief Executive Officer of Google, said:
To put this growth in context, check out this infographic by Statista below.
The US dollar turned in a mixed performance in the last week of January. It slipped against the euro, yen, sterling and the Swedish krona, while rising against the other G10 currencies. The Swiss franc was the weakest of the majors, losing about 4.5% of its value against the dollar, encouraged by signs the Swiss National Bank may have intervened. Read more
Stephen S. Roach,
Mohamed A. El-Erian,
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