Market numbers: Friday 21st May 2010
The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,060.54, down 12.59 points or -0.25% on the day and down 202.31 points (-3.84%) over the week.
Today was the third day of a global stock market sell-off with the FTSE slipping below 5,000 points at one point, for the first time since last October. A late rally by banking stocks prevented European stock markets from closing at their lowest levels for eight months.
Over a year the FTSE 100 has risen from 4,345.50 (715.04 points or 16.45%).
£1 is currently worth $1.44870 US or €1.15160 Euros.
Brent Crude Oil Future is currently priced at $71.79/barrel. Gold is $1,179.75/ounce and Silver is $17.72/ounce.
The UK Bank Rate is 0.5% and CPI inflation was 3.7% for the year to March 2010.