The official value of the shekel rose an average of 1.027 percent, Friday, against the other featured currencies on the Bank of Israel's foreign exchange list. The United States dollar was fixed at NIS 3.997, down .942 percent from Thursday's rate, while the Euro fell 1.219 percent to 4.9036 shekels.
The pound sterling was set at NIS 6.2744, down .866 percent, while 100 Japanese yen declined .914 percent to 5.086 shekels. The South African rand slumped 1.454 percent to NIS .488 while the Norwegian Krone was set at .6597 shekels, down .513 percent. The Canadian dollar declined .89 percent to NIS 3.9666, while its Australian counterpart was set at 4.1628 shekels, down 1.034 percent.