Market numbers: Friday 14th May 2010
The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,262.85, down 170.88 points or -3.14% on the day and up 139.83 points (+2.73%) over the week.
Global stockmarkets fell today on fears that the financial crisis in Greece, Portugal and Spain could spread to other world markets. Banks were the biggest losers across Europe, with Barclays falling 6.1%. During trading this afternoon, the euro fell to an eighteen month low against the US dollar.
Over a year the FTSE 100 has risen from 4,362.60 (900.25 points or 20.64%).
£1 is currently worth $1.45820 US or €1.17090 Euros.
Brent Crude Oil Future is currently priced at $77.20/barrel. Gold is $1,236.50/ounce and Silver is $19.64/ounce.
The UK Bank Rate is 0.5% and CPI inflation was 3.4% for the year to March 2010.