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FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES THE TABLE BELOW SHOWS THE AVERAGE RATES OF EXCHANGE IN JULY 2000 TOGETHER WITH COMPARABLE FIGURES FOR OTHER MONTHS. AVERAGES ARE BASED ON DAILY NOON BUYING RATES FOR CABLE TRANSFERS IN NEW YORK CITY CERTIFIED FOR CUSTOMS PURPOSES BY THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK. (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 RAND WON RUPEE KRONA FRANC DOLLAR BAHT POUND BOLIVAR DOLLAR JAN97=100 MAR73=100 JAN97=100 2000 July 0.5870 1.7982 1.4778 8.2794 7.9471 0.9386 359.04 7.7969 44.84 108.21 3.8000 9.419 0.4597 8.7185 1.7414 6.8971 1115.08 78.852 8.9640 1.6519 30.984 40.318 1.5076 685.86 2000 June 0.5949 1.8099 1.4770 8.2772 7.8501 0.9505 354.14 7.7934 44.76 106.13 3.8000 9.834 0.4705 8.6807 1.7277 6.9147 1117.94 76.736 8.7471 1.6420 30.830 39.087 1.5092 680.96 2000 May 0.5784 1.8278 1.4957 8.2781 8.2329 0.9059 371.63 7.7907 44.08 108.32 3.8000 9.506 0.4708 9.0533 1.7286 7.0238 1119.49 74.867 9.0925 1.7190 30.772 38.951 1.5090 680.00 1999 July 0.6562 1.8023 1.4890 8.2776 7.1792 1.0370 313.52 7.7603 43.36 119.33 3.8000 9.370 0.5261 7.9029 1.6958 6.1182 1189.10 71.912 8.4431 1.5474 32.338 37.143 1.5751 611.17

COUNTRY *AUSTRALIA BRAZIL CANADA CHINA, P.R. DENMARK *EMU MEMBERS GREECE HONG KONG INDIA JAPAN MALAYSIA MEXICO *NEW ZEALAND NORWAY SINGAPORE SOUTH AFRICA SOUTH KOREA SRI LANKA SWEDEN SWITZERLAND TAIWAN THAILAND *UNITED KINGDOM VENEZUELA MEMO: UNITED STATES 1)BROAD 2)MAJOR CURRENCY 3)OITP

119.82 97.62 131.08

119.43 96.74 131.62

120.70 99.31 130.43

117.97 96.31 128.73

This release is available online at http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/G5. 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 December 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 January 1, 1999, the euro is reported in place of the individual eure-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