Market numbers: Friday 5th March 2010
The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,599.76, up 72.60 points or +1.31% on the day and up 245.24 points (+4.58%) over the week.
The FTSE 100 closed at its highest level on Friday since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008. It also had its strongest week of performance since last July.
Over a year the FTSE 100 has risen from 3,529.90 (2,069.86 points or 58.64%).
£1 is currently worth $1.51210 US or €1.11070 Euros.
Brent Crude Oil Future is currently priced at $80.11/barrel. Gold is $1,135.00/ounce and Silver is $17.25/ounce.
The UK Bank Rate is 0.5% and CPI inflation was 3.5% for the year to January 2010.