Market numbers: Friday 2nd March 2012
The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,911.13, down 20.12 points or -0.34% on the day and down 24 points (-0.40%) over the week.
The index fell during afternoon trading on Friday, despite a positive note from Goldman Sachs which updated its six month target for the FTSE 100 from 6,000 to 6,200 points.
Goldman Sachs also moved from ‘neutral’ to ‘overweight’ for the banking sector following a liquidity injection this week from the European Central Bank (ECB).
Over a year the FTSE 100 has fallen from 5,914.90, a fall of 3.77 points or -0.06%.
£1 is currently worth $1.58330 US or €1.19940 Euros.
Brent Crude Oil Futures is currently priced at $123.84/barrel. Gold is $1,707.00/ounce and Silver is $35.21/ounce.
The UK Bank Rate is 0.5% and CPI inflation was 3.6% for the year to January 2012.