Market numbers: 6th August 2010
The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,332.39, down 33.39 points or -0.62% on the day and up 74.37 points (+1.41%) over the week.
Markets reacted poorly today to news in the US that the jobless total increased by a further 131,000 in July. This is the second month in a row that the jobless total has increased.
Over a year the FTSE 100 has risen from 4,690.50 (641.89 points or 13.69%).
£1 is currently worth $1.59430 US or €1.20080 Euros.
Brent Crude Oil Future is currently priced at $80.39/barrel. Gold is $1,207.75/ounce and Silver is $18.30/ounce.
The UK Bank Rate is 0.5% and CPI inflation was 3.2% for the year to June 2010.