The official value of the shekel rose an average of .465 percent, Friday, against the featured currencies on the Bank of Israel's foreign-exchange list. The United States dollar was fixed at NIS 3.81, down .522 percent from Thursday's rate, while the Euro declined .412 percent to 4.955 shekels.
The pound sterling was set at NIS 6.113, down .328 percent, while 100 Japanese yen fell 1.211 percent to 4.6079 shekels. The Australian dollar dropped .971 percent to 3.9675 shekels, while its Canadian counterpart was fixed at NIS 3.8367, down .663 percent, and the South African Rand declined .686 percent to .4343 shekels. The Norwegian Krone was set at NIS .6719, down .929 percent, and the Swedish Krona fell .9 percent to .5726 shekels