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News Brief

  2/1/2013, Shevat 21, 5773

Shekel, Euro, Pound Up; Dollars Mixed; Yen Dives Again


The official value of the shekel rose an average of .944 percent, Friday, against the featured currencies on the Bank of Israel's foreign-exchange list. Against the backdrop of good manufacturing data from Europe and ahead of a report on jobs in the United States, the U.S. dollar dived 1.234 percent to NIS 3.682, with linked currencies following suit while the Euro was fixed at 5.0271 shekels, down .52 percent, and currencies pegged to the Euro reacting accordingly.

The pound sterling was set at NIS 5.8427, down .727 percent, while 100 Japanese yen plunged 2.498 percent to 3.9926 shekels. The Australian dollar declined 1.602 percent to NIS 3.8207, while its Canadian counterpart was fixed at 3.6911 shekels, down .742 percent. The South African Rand slumped 1.132 percent to NIS .4106.