The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,478.81, up 11.76 points or +0.22% on the day and up 43.73 points (+0.80%) over the week.
Over a year the FTSE 100 has fallen from 5,742.50, a fall of 263.69 points or -4.59%.
£1 is currently worth $1.57110 US or €1.24320 Euros.
Brent Crude Oil Futures is currently priced at $97.60/barrel. Gold is $1,627.25/ounce and Silver is $28.88/ounce.
The UK Bank Rate is 0.5% and CPI inflation was 3.0% for the year to April 2012.