Market numbers: Friday 8th July 2011
The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,990.58, down 63.97 points or -1.06% on the day and up 0.82 points (0.01%) over the week.
Global markets reacted badly to the publication of worse than anticipated US jobs data during late trade in London on Friday. Shares in BSkyB slid further as a result of the fall-out from the News of the World scandal.
Over a year the FTSE 100 has risen from 5,105.50 (up 885.08 points or 17.33%).
£1 is currently worth $1.60330 US or €1.12560 Euros.
Brent Crude Oil Futures is currently priced at $118.33/barrel. Gold is $1,541.50/ounce and Silver is $36.28/ounce.
The UK Bank Rate is 0.5% and CPI inflation was 4.5% for the year to May 2011.