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FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES FOR THE WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 24, 2000 The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is advised that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has certified for customs purposes the following noon buying rates in New York City for cable transfers payable in foreign currencies: (Rates in currency units per U.S. dollar except as noted) MONETARY UNIT DOLLAR REAL DOLLAR YUAN KRONE EURO DRACHMA DOLLAR RUPEE YEN RINGGIT PESO DOLLAR KRONE DOLLAR

COUNTRY Nov. 24 *AUSTRALIA 0.5215 BRAZIL 1.9590 CANADA 1.5396 CHINA, P.R. 8.2779 DENMARK 8.9020 *EMU MEMBERS 0.8382 GREECE 406.05 HONG KONG 7.8000 INDIA 46.91 JAPAN 111.38 MALAYSIA 3.8000 MEXICO 9.399 *NEW ZEALAND 0.3993 NORWAY 9.5600 SINGAPORE 1.7600

Nov. 20 0.5134 1.9290 1.5592 8.2779 8.7911 0.8486 400.93 7.7999 46.90 109.79 3.8000 9.457 0.3972 9.4180 1.7570

Nov. 21 0.5112 1.9260 1.5553 8.2786 8.8260 0.8458 403.00 7.7999 46.85 110.29 3.8000 9.414 0.3932 9.4970 1.7569

Nov. 22 0.5194 1.9290 1.5473 8.2782 8.8600 0.8423 404.00 7.8000 46.86 110.16 3.8000 9.376 0.3993 9.5130 1.7555

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SOUTH AFRICA 7.8350 SOUTH KOREA 1191.00 SRI LANKA 81.000 SWEDEN 10.3600 SWITZERLAND 1.8085 TAIWAN 32.900 THAILAND 43.770 *UNITED KINGDOM 1.3997 VENEZUELA 696.65

RAND WON RUPEE KRONA FRANC DOLLAR BAHT POUND BOLIVAR

7.7675 1157.00 80.700 10.2136 1.8000 32.480 44.380 1.4222 695.50

7.8200 1168.00 80.900 10.3010 1.7995 32.500 44.230 1.4160 696.00

7.8300 1179.00 81.000 10.3020 1.8050 32.900 43.700 1.4077 696.15 Y A

MEMO: UNITED STATES DOLLAR 1)BROAD JAN97=100 125.76 2)MAJOR CURRENCY MAR73=100 104.55 3)OITP JAN97=100 134.11

125.34 104.06 133.90

125.44 104.26 133.81

125.43 104.22 133.85

This release is available online at http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/H10. For more information on exchange rate indexes for the U.S. dollar, see "New Summary Measures of the Foreign Exchange Value of the Dollar," Federal Reserve Bulletin, vol. 84 (October 1998), pp. 811-18 (http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/bulletin/) and "Index of the Weighted-Average Exchange Value of the U.S. Dollar: Revision," Federal Reserve Bulletin, vol. 64 (August 1978), p.700. Weights for broad index can be found at http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/H10/Weights; weights for the major currencies index and the other important trading partners (OITP) index are derived from the broad index weights. The most recent annual revision to the trade weights has produced revised index values that appear in the dollar indexes starting with the November 1, 1999, release. * U.S. dollars per currency unit. 1) A weighted average of the foreign exchange value of the U.S. dollar against the currencies of a broad group of major U.S. trading partners. 2) A weighted average of the foreign exchange value of the U.S. dollar against a subset of the broad index currencies that circulate widely outside the country of issue. 3) A weighted average of the foreign exchange value of the U.S. dollar against a subset of the broad index currencies that do not circulate widely outside the country of

issue. For information about your subscription to this release or about receiving it in document form, please call publication services at Federal Reserve Board at (202) 452-3244. As of the January 11, 1999 release, the euro is reported in place of the individual euro-area currencies. These currency rates can be derived from the euro rate by using the fixed conversion rates (in currencies per euro) given below: 1 EUR = = = = = = = = = = = 13.7603 40.3399 5.94573 6.55957 1.95583 .787564 1936.27 40.3399 2.20371 200.482 166.386 AUSTRIAN SCHILLINGS BELGIAN FRANCS FINNISH MARKKAS FRENCH FRANCS GERMAN MARKS IRISH POUNDS ITALIAN LIRE LUXEMBOURG FRANCS NETHERLANDS GUILDERS PORTUGUESE ESCUDOS SPANISH PESETAS