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10(512) 11, 2000

September

FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES FOR THE WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 8, 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 D I L O H

COUNTRY Sep. 8 *AUSTRALIA 0.5557 BRAZIL 1.8220 CANADA 1.4781 CHINA, P.R. 8.2794 DENMARK 8.6110 *EMU MEMBERS 0.8664 GREECE 390.50 HONG KONG 7.7985 INDIA 45.73 JAPAN 106.03 MALAYSIA 3.8000 MEXICO 9.327 *NEW ZEALAND 0.4186 NORWAY 9.2540 SINGAPORE 1.7372

Sep. 4

Sep. 5 0.5699 1.8278 1.4752 8.2790 8.4100 0.8876 380.75 7.7989 45.74 105.88 3.8000 9.255 0.4262 9.0850 1.7270

Sep. 6 0.5655 1.8210 1.4843 8.2794 8.5720 0.8702 388.80 7.7985 45.65 106.08 3.8000 9.318 0.4250 9.2240 1.7320

Sep. 7 0.5579 1.8221 1.4777 8.2790 8.5275 0.8740 387.00 7.7995 46.05 105.10 3.8000 9.314 0.4172 9.1850 1.7323

SOUTH AFRICA 7.0950 SOUTH KOREA 1109.50 SRI LANKA 78.250 SWEDEN 9.6515 SWITZERLAND 1.7869 TAIWAN 31.100 THAILAND 41.610 *UNITED KINGDOM 1.4196 VENEZUELA 690.51

RAND WON RUPEE KRONA FRANC DOLLAR BAHT POUND BOLIVAR Y A

7.0340 1105.50 78.200 9.4725 1.7488 31.080 41.250 1.4522 690.40

7.0850 1107.40 78.340 9.6575 1.7780 31.100 41.400 1.4455 690.25

7.1050 1111.00 78.320 9.5600 1.7720 31.100 41.420 1.4380 690.25

MEMO: UNITED STATES DOLLAR 1)BROAD JAN97=100 121.79 2)MAJOR CURRENCY MAR73=100 100.62 3)OITP JAN97=100 130.91

120.85 99.44 130.57

121.61 100.41 130.81

121.34 99.97 130.88

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

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