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10(512) 31, 2005

October

FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 28, 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 Oct. 28 *AUSTRALIA 0.7501 BRAZIL 2.2665 CANADA 1.1769 CHINA, P.R. 8.0840 DENMARK 6.1723 *EMU MEMBERS 1.2089 HONG KONG 7.7529 INDIA 45.01 JAPAN 115.52 MALAYSIA 3.7746 MEXICO 10.830 *NEW ZEALAND 0.7036 NORWAY 6.4602 SINGAPORE 1.6924 SOUTH AFRICA 6.7200

Oct. 24 0.7508 2.2630 1.1887 8.0916 6.2177 1.1998 7.7549 45.11 115.18 3.7747 10.861 0.7033 6.5250 1.6935 6.6140

Oct. 25 0.7558 2.2582 1.1768 8.0901 6.1641 1.2099 7.7546 44.96 114.78 3.7747 10.844 0.7053 6.4572 1.6887 6.6035

Oct. 26 0.7543 2.2686 1.1703 8.0867 6.1740 1.2082 7.7535 45.01 115.81 3.7747 10.889 0.7022 6.4562 1.6927 6.6800

Oct. 27 0.7580 2.2868 1.1695 8.0862 6.1423 1.2148 7.7535 44.94 115.14 3.7750 10.906 0.7084 6.4307 1.6865 6.6950

SOUTH KOREA 1042.40 SRI LANKA 101.400 SWEDEN 7.8794 SWITZERLAND 1.2767 TAIWAN 33.600 THAILAND 40.720 *UNITED KINGDOM 1.7781 VENEZUELA 2144.60

WON RUPEE KRONA FRANC DOLLAR BAHT POUND BOLIVAR

1055.90 101.430 7.9511 1.2857 33.770 40.880 1.7711 2144.60

1047.40 101.670 7.8476 1.2762 33.740 40.810 1.7855 2144.60

1045.00 101.680 7.8650 1.2810 33.660 40.820 1.7766 2144.60

1039.40 101.700 7.8422 1.2731 33.630 40.730 1.7836 2144.60

MEMO: UNITED STATES DOLLAR 1)BROAD JAN97=100 111.73 2)MAJOR CURRENCY MAR73=100 85.07 3)OITP JAN97=100 138.81

112.21 85.56 139.17

111.63 84.88 138.91

111.74 84.98 139.03

111.50 84.65 139.01

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 "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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