The official value of the shekel rose an average of .627 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 3.558, up .056 percent from Thursday's rate, while the Euro fell .768 percent to 4.6367 shekels. The pound sterling was set at NIS 5.4908, down eight tenths of a percent, while 100 Japanese yen plummeted 2.495 percent to 3.5095 shekels.
The Australian dollar was fixed at NIS 3.5768, down. 1.631 percent, while its Canadian counterpart declined .516 percent to 3.525 shekels and the South African rand was set at NIS .3927, down .607 percent. The Swiss frank dived 1.848 percent to 3.7294 shekels, while the Swedish krona was fixed at NIS .5416, down 1.06 percent, and the Norwegian krone fell 1.001 percent to .613 shekels.