Market numbers: Friday 7th January 2011
The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,984.33, down 35.18 points or -0.58% on the day and up 84.43 points (+1.43%) over the week.
The index fell below 6,000 points during trading today, after a weaker start in the US markets. Even a big monthly fall in the US unemployment rate (from 9.8% to 9.4%) did little to improve investor sentiment over the pond.
Over a year the FTSE 100 has risen from 5,526.70 (457.63 points or 8.28%).
£1 is currently worth $1.55460 US or €1.20260 Euros.
Brent Crude Oil Future is currently priced at $93.42/barrel. Gold is $1,367.00/ounce and Silver is $28.39/ounce.
The UK Bank Rate is 0.5% and CPI inflation was 3.3% for the year to November 2010.