Market numbers: Friday 18th December 2009
The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,196.81, down 20.80 points or -0.40% on the day and down 64.76 points (-1.23%) over the week.
The index has risen from 4,434.20 since the start of 2009, a rise of 762.61 points or 17.2%. Over a year the FTSE 100 has risen from 4,330.70 (866.11 points or 20.0%).
£1 is currently worth $1.60770 US or €1.12520 Euros.
Brent Crude Oil Future is currently priced at $73.65/barrel. Gold is $1,104.50/ounce and Silver is $17.31/ounce.
The UK Bank Rate is 0.5% and CPI inflation was 1.9% for the year to November 2009.