The official value of the shekel declined an average of .348 percent, Friday, against most of the featured currencies on the Bank of Israel's foreign-exchange list. The United States dollar was fixed at NIS 4.025, up .55 percent, while the Euro rose .372 percent to 5.0438 shekels.
The pound sterling was set at NIS 6.3766, up .316 percent, while 100 Japanese yen advanced .487 percent to 5.1155 shekels. The Canadian dollar rose .22 percent to 4.0481 shekels, while its Australian counterpart declined .308 percent to NIS 4.1814. The South African rand was fixed at .4799 shekels, down .683 percent, and the Swedish Krona rose .911 percent to NIS .6094.