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10(512) 6, 2006

March

FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES FOR THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 3, 2006 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 Mar. 3 *AUSTRALIA 0.7440 BRAZIL 2.1220 CANADA 1.1352 CHINA, P.R. 8.0380 DENMARK 6.2034 *EMU MEMBERS 1.2028 HONG KONG 7.7587 INDIA 44.09 JAPAN 116.46 MALAYSIA 3.7055 MEXICO 10.578 *NEW ZEALAND 0.6658 NORWAY 6.6530 SINGAPORE 1.6206 SOUTH AFRICA 6.2035

Feb. 27 0.7387 2.1485 1.1418 8.0420 6.2888 1.1860 7.7580 44.41 115.97 3.7135 10.466 0.6610 6.7655 1.6217 6.1760

Feb. 28 0.7430 2.1180 1.1379 8.0415 6.2559 1.1925 7.7584 44.21 115.82 3.7135 10.454 0.6634 6.7474 1.6211 6.1629

Mar. 1 0.7429 2.1200 1.1365 8.0390 6.2705 1.1899 7.7574 44.35 116.18 3.7115 10.462 0.6632 6.7287 1.6186 6.1785

Mar. 2 0.7458 2.1141 1.1320 8.0394 6.2152 1.2003 7.7574 44.18 116.07 3.7093 10.525 0.6651 6.6878 1.6145 6.1360

SOUTH KOREA 971.00 SRI LANKA 102.480 SWEDEN 7.8605 SWITZERLAND 1.2990 TAIWAN 32.350 THAILAND 38.860 *UNITED KINGDOM 1.7531 VENEZUELA 2144.60

WON RUPEE KRONA FRANC DOLLAR BAHT POUND BOLIVAR

968.40 102.500 7.9656 1.3201 32.450 39.140 1.7409 2144.60

970.90 102.580 7.9154 1.3111 32.400 39.090 1.7539 2144.60

970.50 102.570 7.9455 1.3165 32.280 38.850 1.7473 2144.60

968.70 102.500 7.8890 1.3041 32.300 38.620 1.7493 2144.60

MEMO: UNITED STATES DOLLAR 1)BROAD JAN97=100 109.91 2)MAJOR CURRENCY MAR73=100 84.48 3)OITP JAN97=100 135.25

110.30 85.10 135.15

109.99 84.73 134.99

110.06 84.86 134.94

109.79 84.44 135.01

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 "Indexes of the Foreign Exchange Value of the Dollar," Federal Reserve Bulletin, 91:1 (Winter 2005), pp. 1-8 (http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/bulletin/2005/winter05_index.pdf). 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 December 2005, and is reflected in the December 19, 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 Bloomberg. * 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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