Market numbers: 20th August 2010
The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,195.28, down 16.01 points or -0.31% on the day and down 80.16 points (-1.52%) over the week.
The index displayed a relatively small fall in value on Friday, despite the number of fallers outnumbering risers by almost five to one. The strength of BG Group helped to support the value of the index, following bid speculation pushing the price higher. Mining stocks displayed weak prices as a result of lower metals prices.
Over a year the FTSE 100 has risen from 4,756.60 (438.68 points or 9.22%).
£1 is currently worth $1.55320 US or €1.22220 Euros.
Brent Crude Oil Future is currently priced at $74.45/barrel. Gold is $1,223.50/ounce and Silver is $18.14/ounce.
The UK Bank Rate is 0.5% and CPI inflation was 3.1% for the year to July 2010.