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This Week: saw a positive trend in overall performance across the markets, although quite volatile in the first half. After losing ground mid week, more positive economic industry and political date helped the markets to picked up again as the week drew to a close.
The Month: Peaking over 5900.00 earlier in September 2012, the FTSE 100 has steadily improved over the last month, although it did show a sharp decline towards the end of September before picking up again.
The figures below are closing numbers as at Friday 5th October 2012
FTSE 100 5871.02 2.25% up on the week
FTSE All Share 3067.73 2.30% up on the week
Brent Crude $ per barrel 112.02 -0.33% down on the week
Gold $ per troy ounce 1790.55 0.82% up on the week
Silver $ per troy ounce 34.85 0.58% up on the week
MPC Base Rate % 0.50 (Bank of England Base/Repo Rate) since 05/03/2009
Euro Repo Rate % 0.75 since 05/07/2012
US Libor % 0.15310 last week : 0.1516
Euro Libor % 0.01429 last week : 0.01786
GBP Libor % 0.48438 last week : 0.49563
Euro Euribor 3 mnths % 0.22 n/c
Sterling CDs 3 mnths % 0.52 last week : 0.54
RONIA % 0.4605 l wk : 0.4375 (Repurchase Overnight Index Ave Rate)
SONIA % 0.4379 l wk : 0.3938 (Sterling Overnight Index Average Rate)
HFRX 1139.95 0.21% up on the week (Global Hedge Fund Index)
One Pound will buy 1.6193 US Dollars
One Pound will buy 1.2399 Euros
CPI Inflation stands at 2.5% as at August 2012
10 Year Government Bond (Gilt) Price £99.93 Yield 1.76%