The official value of the shekel declined an average of .326 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 3.547, up .283 percent from Thursday's rate, while the Euro rose .374 percent to 4.8304 shekels.
The pound sterling was set at 5.7124 shekels, down .282 percent, while 100 Japanese yen climbed 1.001 percent to NIS 3.6536. The Australian dollar was fixed at 3.3468 shekels, up .859 percent, while its Canadian counterpart kept pace with the U.S. dollar, advancing .283 percent to NIS 3.4321. The South African rand was fixed at .3539, up .74 percent.