Market numbers: Friday 8th November 2013
The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 6,708.42, closing up 11.20 (+0.17%) on the day and down 26.32 points (-0.39%) over the week.
Better than expected jobs data in the US on Friday pushed the index slightly higher in afternoon trading.
Despite the jobs data likely to bring forward an end to equity-friendly quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve in the US, it also suggests the global economic recovery is on a more sustainable footing.
Over a year the FTSE 100 has risen from 5,776.00, a rise of 932.42 points or +16.14%.
£1 is worth $1.60160 US or €1.19820 Euros.
Brent Crude Oil Futures is currently priced at $104.95/barrel. Gold is $1,285.50/ounce and Silver is $21.70/ounce.
The UK Bank Rate is 0.5% and CPI inflation was 2.7% for the year to September 2013.