The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,571.15, up 78.09 points or +1.42% on the day and up 57.46 points (+1.04%) over the week.
Over a year the FTSE 100 has fallen from 5,856.00, a fall of 284.85 points or -4.86%.
£1 is currently worth $1.56850 US or €1.23820 Euros.
Brent Crude Oil Futures is currently priced at $95.39/barrel. Gold is $1,569.50/ounce and Silver is $27.08/ounce.
The UK Bank Rate is 0.5% and CPI inflation was 2.8% for the year to May 2012.