Here is what a U.S. dollar buys (in commercial trades;

consumer rates may be lower).

Country   Dec. 4 Year ago

Australia

(dollar)

1.55   1.14

Austria

(euro)

0.78   0.68

Belgium

(euro)

0.78   0.68

Britain

(pound)

0.65   0.49

Canada

(dollar)

1.28   1.01

Denmark

(krone)

5.82   5.10

France

(euro)

0.78   0.68

Germany

(euro)

0.78   0.68

Greece

(euro)

0.78   0.68

Hong Kong

(dollar)

7.75   7.79

India

(rupee)

49.87   39.37

Ireland

(euro)

0.78   0.68

Country   Dec. 4   Year ago

Israel

(shekel)

3.98   3.88

Italy

(euro)

0.78   0.68

Japan

(yen)

92.34   111.40

Mexico

(peso)

13.57   10.82

Netherlands

(euro)

0.78   0.68

Norway

(krone)

7.13   5.48

Portugal

(euro)

0.78   0.68

Singapore

(dollar)

1.53   1.44

Spain

(euro)

0.78   0.68

Sweden

(krona)

8.24   6.42

Switzerland

(franc)

1.20   1.13

Turkey

(lira)

1.55   1.18