Market numbers: Friday 18th March 2011
The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,718.13, up 22.02 points or +0.39% on the day and down 110.54 points (-1.9%) over the week.
Markets reacted well to news of a ceasefire in Libya, but subsequently lost some ground in later trading. The FTSE 100 did reasonably well today, due in part to the strong performance from energy stocks.
It has been a tough week for global investment markets, with the nuclear crisis in Japan having a major impact on the FTSE 100 and pushing it to under 5,600 points earlier in the week.
Over a year the FTSE 100 has risen from 5,642.60 (up 75.53 points or 1.34%).
£1 is currently worth $1.62240 US or €1.14520 Euros.
Brent Crude Oil Future is currently priced at $114.13/barrel. Gold is $1,420.00/ounce and Silver is $35.15/ounce.
The UK Bank Rate is 0.5% and CPI inflation was 4.0% for the year to January 2011.