The official value of the shekel rose an average of .793 percent Friday against the other currencies on the Bank of Israel's foreign exchange list. The United States dollar was fixed at NIS 3.654, down .868 percent from Thursday's rate, while the Euro declined .818 percent to 5.0449 shekels. Percentage losses in between the two figures were recorded by the currencies of Denmark, Egypt, Lebanon and Switzerland.
The pound sterling was set at NIS 5.7613, down 1.206 percent, while the price of 4.76 shekels for 100 Japanese yen represented a drop of 1.101 percent in the value of the yen. The South African rand dropped 1.004 percent to NIS .493. The Australian dollar declined .395 percent to NIS 3.7781, while the Canadian dollar was set at 3.7108 shekels, down .445 percent.