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

consumer rates may be lower).

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Country   May 20 Yr. ago   

Australia (dollar)   1.20   1.29

Austria (euro)   0.80   0.72

Belgium (euro)   0.80   0.72

Britain (pound)   0.69   0.63

Canada (dollar)   1.06   1.17

Denmark (krone)   5.92   5.36

France (euro)   0.80   0.72

Germany (euro)   0.80   0.72

Greece (euro)   0.80   0.72

Hong Kong (dollar) 7.81   7.75

India (rupee)   46.95   47.24

Ireland (euro)   0.80   0.72

Israel (shekel)   3.81   3.98

Italy (euro)   0.80   0.72

Japan (yen)   90.10   94.23

Mexico (peso)   13.00   13.17

Netherlands (euro)   0.80   0.72

Norway (krone)   6.47   6.39

Portugal (euro)   0.80   0.72

Singapore (dollar)   1.41   1.45

Spain (euro)   0.80   0.72

Sweden (krona)   7.89   7.52

Switzerland (franc)   1.15   1.09

Turkey (lira)   1.59   1.54

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