The official value of the shekel rose an average of .173 percent, Thursday, against most of the featured currencies on the Bank of Israel's foreign-exchange list. The exception was the Lebanese pound, 10 of which rose .442 percent to NIS .0227. The United States dollar was fixed at 3.424 shekels, down .058 percent from Wednesday's rate, while the Euro declined .147 percent to NIS 4.6747.
The pound sterling was set at NIS 5.8682, down .219 percent, and 100 Japanese yen fell .489 percent to 3.3609 shekels. The Canadian dollar was fixed at 3.2167 shekels, down .239 percent, while its Australian counterpart slumped .978 percent to NIS 3.2105. The Swedish krona was set at NIS .5014, down 2.013 percent, and the South African rand declined .812 percent to .3176 shekels.