The official value of the shekel rose an average of .056, Thursday, in mixed trading against most of the currencies on the Bank of Israel's foreign-exchange list. The United States dollar was fixed at NIS 3.721, up .867 percent while the Euro fell .639 percent to 5.0049 shekels and the pound sterling was set at NIS 5.7372, down .599 percent.
The Japanese yen rose .993 percent, with 100 yen buying 4.8813 shekels. Increases parallel to the dollar were recorded for the Jordanian dinar and the Lebanese pound. The Egyptian pound rose .76 percent. Leading the losers were the South African rand at 3.538 percent, followed by the Australian dollar (3.154 percent) and the Canadian dollar (2.885 percent). The Swedish krona declined 2.314 percent and the Norwegian krone fell 1.187 percent. The Swiss frank fell 1.274 percent and the Danish krone fell .621 percent