The official value of the shekel rose an average of .485 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 3.742, down .927 percent, while the Euro rose .342 percent to 4.9655 shekels.
The pound sterling was set at NIS 6.0449, down .257 percent, while 100 Japanese yen plunged 1.846 percent to 4.2056 shekels. The Canadian dollar was set at NIS 3.8047, down .697 percent, while the Australian dollar dived .989 percent to 3.9557 shekels and the South African Rand was fixed at NIS .4315, down 1.349 percent. The Danish krone, which is pegged to the Euro, rose .322 percent to .6655 shekels.