Market numbers: Friday 15th April 2011
The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,996.01, up 32.21 points or +0.54% on the day and down 59.74 points (-0.99%) over the week.
The index had a positive finish to the day after a volatile start to trading. Commodity stocks struggled today after news of tightened monetary policy in China to deal with rising price inflation.
Over a year the FTSE 100 has risen from 5,825.00 (up 171.01 points or 2.94%).
£1 is currently worth $1.63090 US or €1.12980 Euros.
Brent Crude Oil Future is currently priced at $123.28/barrel. Gold is $1,476.75/ounce and Silver is $42.61/ounce.
The UK Bank Rate is 0.5% and CPI inflation was 4.0% for the year to March 2011.