The official value of the shekel declined .059 percent, Thursday, against the other currencies on the Bank of Israel's foreign-exchange list. The United States dollar was fixed at NIS 3.447, down .058 percent from Wednesday's rate, while the Euro slipped .015 percent to 4.804 shekels.
The pound sterling was set at 5.8489 shekels, down .039 percent, while 100 Japanese yen fell .268 percent to NIS 3.3878. The Australian dollar was fixed at NIS 3.2344, up .394 percent, while its Canadian counterpart rose .104 percent to 3.1718 shekels. The Norwegian krone was set at .5873 shekels, up .617 percent, while the South African rand climbed 1.466 percent to NIS .3323.