The official value of the shekel declined an average of .474 percent, Friday, against most of the other featured currencies on the Bank of Israel's foreign-exchange list. The United States dollar was fixed at NIS 4.084, up .123 percent from Thursday, while the Euro rose .686 percent to 5.0169 shekels.
The pound sterling was set at NIS 6.4037, up .811 percent, while 100 Japanese yen slipped .002 percent to 5.217 shekels. The Australian dollar rose .626 percent to 4.2605 shekels, while its Canadian counterpart was fixed at NIS 4.0479, up .275 percent. The South African rand jumped 1.39 percent to .496 shekels, while Swedish Krona was set at NIS .5961, up 1.137 percent.