Market numbers: 3rd September 2010
The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,428.15, up 57.11 points or +1.06% on the day and up 226.59 points (+4.36%) over the week.
Bid speculation and better than expected US unemployment data gave stock markets a boost on Friday. It was the biggest weekly rise in the FTSE 100 index for over two months.
Over a year the FTSE 100 has risen from 4,796.80 (631.35 points or 13.16%).
£1 is currently worth $1.54530 US or €1.19860 Euros.
Brent Crude Oil Future is currently priced at $76.55/barrel. Gold is $1,240.50/ounce and Silver is $19.66/ounce.
The UK Bank Rate is 0.5% and CPI inflation was 3.1% for the year to July 2010.