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10(512) 3, 2006

April

FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES FOR THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 31, 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. 31 *AUSTRALIA 0.7165 BRAZIL 2.1720 CANADA 1.1670 CHINA, P.R. 8.0167 DENMARK 6.1467 *EMU MEMBERS 1.2139 HONG KONG 7.7597 INDIA 44.48 JAPAN 117.48 MALAYSIA 3.6821 MEXICO 10.898 *NEW ZEALAND 0.6164 NORWAY 6.5460 SINGAPORE 1.6157 SOUTH AFRICA 6.1500

Mar. 27 0.7056 2.2010 1.1685 8.0245 6.2102 1.2015 7.7590 44.58 116.62 3.6925 10.939 0.6063 6.6231 1.6191 6.2835

Mar. 28 0.7086 2.2233 1.1696 8.0212 6.1779 1.2078 7.7590 44.49 117.23 3.6945 10.942 0.6039 6.5691 1.6194 6.2615

Mar. 29 0.7058 2.2175 1.1722 8.0280 6.2027 1.2030 7.7598 44.53 117.80 3.6960 10.948 0.6035 6.6262 1.6210 6.3100

Mar. 30 0.7140 2.1910 1.1628 8.0270 6.1505 1.2132 7.7595 44.45 117.41 3.6945 10.930 0.6104 6.5625 1.6177 6.1815

SOUTH KOREA 971.40 SRI LANKA 102.550 SWEDEN 7.7653 SWITZERLAND 1.3025 TAIWAN 32.420 THAILAND 38.840 *UNITED KINGDOM 1.7393 VENEZUELA 2144.60

WON RUPEE KRONA FRANC DOLLAR BAHT POUND BOLIVAR

975.40 102.710 7.7819 1.3092 32.560 38.840 1.7470 2144.60

976.50 102.730 7.7599 1.3005 32.600 38.910 1.7497 2144.60

974.90 102.780 7.8385 1.3091 32.550 38.910 1.7356 2144.60

975.70 102.780 7.7509 1.2989 32.490 38.830 1.7448 2144.60

MEMO: UNITED STATES DOLLAR 1)BROAD JAN97=100 110.72 2)MAJOR CURRENCY MAR73=100 85.19 3)OITP JAN97=100 136.08

111.01 85.41 136.44

110.99 85.33 136.52

111.25 85.69 136.57

110.75 85.07 136.37

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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