Friday’s Numbers

.10.6% – the percentage Old Mutual fell by today. The Life Insurance stock carries out a lot of their business in South Africa and have fallen on the back of the South African finance minister’s sacking this week.

$38 – how much a barrel of brent oil costs after it fell to its lowest level since 2008 after the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecast a slowdown in growth in demand for the commodity. Brent oil has now fallen by more than 30% over the year. During late European trading, brent oil fell to below $38 a barrel.

2.2% – how much the FTSE 100 fell today. The UK’s blue-chip index is at its lowest level in the final quarter of the year, dropping back below 6,000 points.

99.9p – the price we will pay for a litre of petrol at Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsbury’s from today (subject to changes in oil markets). Asda are to run a weekend 99.7p promotion on a litre of petrol.

8% – how much Anglo American fell by after Goldman Sachs cut its price target. This is Anglo’s ninth consecutive session of losses after they announced this week they would suspend dividends and restructure the business.

0.2% – what output in the UK construction industry increased by compared with in September 2015.

35% – the percentage of Britons expecting an interest rate rise in the UK in the next 12 months.

2.4% – the percentage fall in sales of Volkswagen-branded vehicles in November. The total number of car sales for the 11 months of 2015 is down 4.5% compared with 2014.