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News Brief

  12/29/2011, Tevet 3, 5772

Shekel, Dollar Up; Euro, Pound Down


The value of the shekel rose an average of .268 percent against most of the major currencies on the Bank of Israel's foreign exchange list on Thursday. The United States dollar was fixed at NIS 3.817, up .553 percent from Wednesday, while the Euro fell .961 percent to 4.9142 shekels.

The pound sterling was set at NIS 5.8751, down 1.196 percent while 100 Japanese yen rose .424 percent to 4.9071 shekels. Declines of .944 percent were recorded by the Swiss frank (NIS 4.0315) and the Danish krone (.661 shekels). The Australian dollar declined seven tenths of a percent to NIS 3.8416. The Jordanian dinar (5.3798 shekels) matched the U.S. dollar rate, while the Egyptian pound rose .508 percent to NIS .6328 and the 10 Lebanese pounds were fixed at .0254 shekels, up .794 percent.