The official value of the shekel rose an average of .127 percent, Thursday, against most of the featured currencies on the Bank of Israel's foreign-exchange list. The United States dollar was fixed at NIS 3.747, down .08 percent from Wednesday's rate, while the Euro declined .199 percent to 4.9701 shekels.
The pound sterling was set at NIS 6.0978, down .242 percent, while 100 Japanese yen rose .354 percent to 4.4535 shekels. The Australian dollar declined .218 percent to 3.931 shekels, while its Canadian counterpart was fixed at NIS 3.7887, down .478 percent. The South African Rand fell .722 percent to .4401 shekels, while the Norwegian Krone was fixed at NIS .6748, up .089 percent, and the Swedish Krona rose .192 percent to .5752 shekels.