The official value of the shekel rose an average of .266 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 3.533, down .451 percent from Thursday's rate, while the Euro slipped .038 percent to 4.7937 shekels.
The pound sterling was set at 5.7711 shekels, down .268 percent, while 100 Japanese yen fell 1.177 percent to NIS 3.4592. The Canadian dollar was fixed at NIS 3.1926, down .461 percent, while its Australian counterpart declined .666 percent to 3.1597 shekels. The Swedish krona was fixed at NIS .5422, down .605 percent, while the Norwegian krone edged up .07 percent to NIS .5704 and the South African rand was set at .3195 shekels, up .094 percent.