The official value of the shekel rose an average of .283 percent, Friday, in mixed trading against the other currencies on the Bank of Israel's foreign exchange list. The United States dollar was fixed at NIS 3.882, up .284 percent, while the Euro declined .696 percent to 4.835 shekels.
The pound sterling was set at NIS 5.984, down .623 percent, while 100 Japanese yen rose .515 percent to 4.9025 shekels. The South African rand fell 2.56 percent to NIS .4567, while the Australian dollar was fixed at 3.8149 shekels, down 1.22 percent, and the Canadian dollar declined .607 percent to NIS 3.7523. Losses of more than .64 percent were recorded by a number of European currencies.