The official value of the shekel rose an average of .27 percent, Thursday, against most of the featured currencies on the Bank of Israel's foreign-exchange list. The United States dollar was fixed at NIS 3.402, down .264 from Wednesday's rate, while the Euro declined .233 percent to 4.5837 shekels.
The pound sterling was set at 5.786 shekels, down .434 percent, while 100 Japanese yen fell .491 percent to NIS 3.3469. The Canadian dollar was fixed at NIS 3.1719, down .264 percent, while its Australian counterpart lost .332 percent to 3.2117 shekels. The South African rand rose .031 percent to .3242 shekels, and the Norwegian krone slumped .706 percent to NIS .5482.