Market numbers: Friday 8th January 2010
The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,534.24, up 7.52 points or +0.14% on the day and up 121.36 points (+2.24%) over the week (and since the start of the year).
Over a year the FTSE 100 has risen from 4,505.40 (1,028.84 points or 22.84%).
£1 is currently worth $1.60250 US or €1.11160 Euros.
Brent Crude Oil Future is currently priced at $81.55/barrel. Gold is $1,126.75/ounce and Silver is $18.12/ounce.
The UK Bank Rate is 0.5% and CPI inflation was 1.9% for the year to November 2009.