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10(512) Septemver 30, 2005

FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES FOR THE WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2005 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 DOLLAR RUPEE YEN RINGGIT PESO DOLLAR KRONE DOLLAR RAND

COUNTRY Sep. 30 *AUSTRALIA 0.7643 BRAZIL 2.2125 CANADA 1.1607 CHINA, P.R. 8.0920 DENMARK 6.1888 *EMU MEMBERS 1.2058 HONG KONG 7.7567 INDIA 43.94 JAPAN 113.29 MALAYSIA 3.7692 MEXICO 10.791 *NEW ZEALAND 0.6938 NORWAY 6.5331 SINGAPORE 1.6899 SOUTH AFRICA 6.3500

Sep. 26 0.7567 2.2628 1.1770 8.0929 6.1995 1.2036 7.7575 43.86 112.41 3.7697 10.882 0.6849 6.4978 1.6893 6.3870

Sep. 27 0.7537 2.2555 1.1777 8.0920 6.2112 1.2011 7.7575 43.96 113.32 3.7698 10.888 0.6787 6.5164 1.6935 6.4470

Sep. 28 0.7572 2.2417 1.1782 8.0939 6.2109 1.2016 7.7595 43.98 113.27 3.7698 10.841 0.6850 6.5050 1.6930 6.4300

Sep. 29 0.7593 2.2215 1.1725 8.0930 6.2086 1.2020 7.7593 43.95 113.14 3.7705 10.809 0.6920 6.5133 1.6908 6.3875

SOUTH KOREA 1042.40 SRI LANKA 101.310 SWEDEN 7.7290 SWITZERLAND 1.2890 TAIWAN 33.180 THAILAND 41.030 *UNITED KINGDOM 1.7696 VENEZUELA 2144.60

WON RUPEE KRONA FRANC DOLLAR BAHT POUND BOLIVAR

1033.20 101.450 7.7876 1.2935 33.270 41.220 1.7746 2144.60

1035.00 101.380 7.8136 1.2967 33.240 41.250 1.7677 2144.60

1039.20 101.240 7.8074 1.2961 33.240 41.150 1.7639 2144.60

1039.40 101.150 7.7639 1.2964 33.210 41.040 1.7620 2144.60

MEMO: UNITED STATES DOLLAR 1)BROAD JAN97=100 111.15 2)MAJOR CURRENCY MAR73=100 84.46 3)OITP JAN97=100 138.44

111.49 84.76 138.77

111.69 85.01 138.82

111.66 85.01 138.73

111.47 84.85 138.53

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/). Weights for the 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 and dollar indexes took effect in early February 2005, and is reflected in the February 7, 2005 release of this weekly report. The source for exchange rates not listed in the table above but used in the calculation of the broad and OITP indexes is Reuters Limited. * 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.

The euro is reported in place of the individual euro-area currencies. These currency rates can be derived from the dollar/euro rate by using the fixed conversion rates (in currencies per euro) given below: 1 EURO = = = = = = = = = = = = 13.7603 40.3399 5.94573 6.55957 1.95583 .787564 1936.27 40.3399 2.20371 200.482 166.386 340.750 AUSTRIAN SCHILLINGS BELGIAN FRANCS FINNISH MARKKAS FRENCH FRANCS GERMAN MARKS IRISH POUNDS ITALIAN LIRE LUXEMBOURG FRANCS NETHERLANDS GUILDERS PORTUGUESE ESCUDOS SPANISH PESETAS GREEK DRACHMAS

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