Market numbers: 19th November 2010
The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,732.83, down 35.88 points or -0.62% on the day and down 64.04 points (-1.10%) over the week.
The index finished the day lower after stocks in Wall Street opened lower due to China increasing its bank reserve requirements. In the UK, shares in Rolls Royce were hit hard on the news that Quantas plan to seek “full financial compensation” for their faulty engines.
Over a year the FTSE 100 has risen from 5,267.70 (465.13 points or 8.83%).
£1 is currently worth $1.59790 US or €1.16830 Euros.
Brent Crude Oil Future is currently priced at $84.33/barrel. Gold is $1,342.50/ounce and Silver is $27.07/ounce.
The UK Bank Rate is 0.5% and CPI inflation was 3.2% for the year to October 2010.