The official value of the shekel declined an average of .137 percent, Thursday, against most of the the other featured currencies on the Bank of Israel's foreign-exchange list. The United States dollar was fixed at NIS 3.728, up .081 percent from Wednesday's rate. The same percentage increase meant a fixing of 3.7187 shekels for its Canadian counterpart, while the Euro rose .139 percent to NIS 5.0534. The Swiss frank rose .699 percent to 4.09 shekels but stayed within 1.24 percent of the Euro.
The pound sterling was set at 5.885 shekels, up .177 percent, while 100 Japanese yen advanced .333 percent to NIS 4.0949. The Australian dollar slipped .054 percent to 3.8829 shekels, while the South African Rand climbed .899 percent to NIS .4153. The Egyptian pound declined .377 percent to .5551 shekels.