Market numbers: Friday 23rd April 2010
The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,723.65, up 58.32 points or 1.03% on the day and down 20.31 points (-0.35%) over the week.
Investors were encouraged by news that Greece has activated a financial assistance package from the EU and IMF. Earlier in the day, the market was under pressure following lower than expected GDP growth figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Over a year the FTSE 100 has risen from 4,018.20 (1,705.45 points or 42.44%).
£1 is currently worth $1.53580 US or €1.14880 Euros.
Brent Crude Oil Future is currently priced at $87.27/barrel. Gold is $1,139.50/ounce and Silver is $17.89/ounce.
The UK Bank Rate is 0.5% and CPI inflation was 3.4% for the year to March 2010.