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

consumer rates may be lower).

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Country   Dec. 17 Year ago   

Australia (dollar)   1.13   1.44

Austria (euro)   0.70   0.70

Belgium (euro)   0.70   0.70

Britain (pound)   0.62   0.66

Canada (dollar)   1.07   1.20

Denmark (krone)   5.19   5.21

France (euro)   0.70   0.70

Germany (euro)   0.70   0.70

Greece (euro)   0.70   0.70

Hong Kong (dollar)   7.76   7.75

India (rupee)   47.05   46.87

Ireland (euro)   0.70   0.70

Country   Dec. 17 Year ago   

Israel (shekel)   3.79   3.72

Italy (euro)   0.70   0.70

Japan (yen)   89.96   89.42

Mexico (peso)   12.96   13.17

Netherlands (euro)   0.70   0.70

Norway (krone)   5.87   6.79

Portugal (euro)   0.70   0.70

Singapore (dollar)   1.40   1.43

Spain (euro)   0.70   0.70

Sweden (krona)   7.29   7.69

Switzerland (franc)   1.05   1.08

Turkey (lira)   1.52   1.50

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