Market numbers: Friday 30th April 2010
The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,553.29, down 64.55 points or -1.15% on the day and down 170.36 points (-2.98%) over the week.
The FTSE 100 fell on the final day of trading before the long Bank Holiday weekend. Barclays was the biggest faller of the day, despite announcing a big rise in pre-tax profits for the first quarter of 2010. The markets remain nervous about events in Greece this week.
Over a year the FTSE 100 has risen from 4,243.70 (1,309.59 points or 30.86%).
£1 is currently worth $1.53090 US or €1.15090 Euros.
Brent Crude Oil Future is currently priced at $87.38/barrel. Gold is $1,179.25/ounce and Silver is $18.62/ounce.
The UK Bank Rate is 0.5% and CPI inflation was 3.4% for the year to March 2010.