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New York Foreign Exchange

August 17, 1998

NEW YORK (AP) _ Foreign Exchange, New York prices.

Rates for trades of $1 million minimum.

Fgn. currency Dollar in

in dollars fgn. currency

Mon. Fri. Mon. Fri.

f-Argent (Peso) 1.0001 1.0001 .9999 .9999

Australia (Dollar) .5912 .5970 1.6915 1.6750

Austria (Schilling) .0791 .0790 12.647 12.654

c-Belgium (Franc) .0270 .0271 37.07 36.88

Brazil(Real) .8535 .8538 1.1717 1.1712

Britain (Pound) 1.6137 1.6192 .6197 .6176

30-day fwd 1.6107 1.6148 .6208 .6193

60-day fwd 1.6083 1.6121 .6218 .6203

90-day fwd 1.6057 1.6095 .6228 .6213

Canada (Dollar) .6572 .6591 1.5215 1.5173

30-day fwd .6577 .6595 1.5205 1.5162

60-day fwd .6580 .6599 1.5197 1.5154

90-day fwd .6582 .6604 1.5192 1.5142

y-Chile (Peso) .002122 .002122 471.35 471.15

China(Yuan) .1208 .1208 8.2800 8.2798

Colombia (Peso) .000726 .000729 1377.00 1371.23

c-CzechRep(Koruna) .0309 .0309 32.34 32.36

Denmark (Krone) .1460 .1468 6.8483 6.8109

Dominican(Peso) .0647 .0651 15.45 15.35

ECU 1.09510 1.10470 .9132 .9052

z-Ecudr (Sucre) .000187 .000187 5345.00 5345.00

d-Egypt (Pound) .2919 .2924 3.4255 3.4205

Finland (Mark) .1830 .1825 5.4655 5.4796

France (Franc) .1660 .1656 6.0237 6.0385

Germany (Mark) .5563 .5551 1.7976 1.8014

30-day fwd .5574 .5560 1.7941 1.7987

60-day fwd .5583 .5570 1.7911 1.7954

90-day fwd .5593 .5579 1.7879 1.7923

Greece (Drachma) .003292 .003281 303.81 304.75

Hong Kong (Dollar) .1291 .1290 7.7480 7.7495

Hungary (Forint) .0045 .0045 221.33 222.84

y-India (Rupee) .0232 .0232 43.170 43.120

Indnsia (Rupiah) .000078 .000077 12875.00 13050.00

y-Iran (Rial) .000333 .000333 3000.00 3000.00

Ireland (Punt) 1.3919 1.3908 .7184 .7190

Israel (Shekel) .2712 .2714 3.6872 3.6843

Italy (Lira) .000564 .000564 1772.81 1774.40

Japan (Yen) .006840 .006833 146.20 146.35

30-day fwd .006872 .006871 145.52 145.54

60-day fwd .006900 .006902 144.92 144.89

90-day fwd .006931 .006931 144.28 144.27

Jordan (Dinar) 1.4065 1.4075 .71098 .71048

Lebanon (Pound) .000661 .000661 1513.00 1513.00

Malaysia (Ringgit) .2381 .2378 4.2000 4.2050

z-Mexico (Peso) .108613 .108613 9.2070 9.2070

Nethrlnds(Guilder) .4932 .4957 2.0275 2.0175

N. Zealand (Dollar) .5010 .5044 1.9960 1.9826

Norway (Krone) .1304 .1314 7.6704 7.6085

Pakistan (Rupee) .0220 .0220 45.54 45.54

y-Peru (New Sol) .3400 .3399 2.941 2.942

z-Philpins (Peso) .0231 .0232 43.25 43.09

Poland (Zloty) .2857 .2865 3.50 3.49

Portugal (Escudo) .005439 .005427 183.87 184.28

a-Russia(Ruble) .1594 .1594 6.2725 6.2725

Saudi Arab (Riyal) .2667 .2666 3.7502 3.7503

Singapore (Dollar) .5681 .5703 1.7602 1.7535

SlovakRep(Koruna) .0279 .0281 35.83 35.55

So. Africa (Rand) .1596 .1585 6.2650 6.3100

So. Korea (Won) .000750 .000754 1333.00 1326.00

Spain (Peseta) .006558 .006544 152.48 152.82

Sweden (Krona) .1222 .1222 8.1816 8.1840

Switzerlnd (Franc) .6659 .6630 1.5018 1.5083

30-day fwd .6683 .6657 1.4964 1.5021

60-day fwd .6703 .6678 1.4919 1.4974

90-day fwd .6724 .6699 1.4872 1.4928

Taiwan(Dollar) .0288 .0288 34.76 34.70

Thailand (Baht) .02393 .02392 41.78 41.81

Turkey (Lira) .000004 .000004 273640.00 273265.00

U.A.E. (Dirham) .2724 .2724 3.6710 3.6710

f-Uruguay (New Peso) .0943 .0944 10.6100 10.5900

Venzuel(Bolivar) .0018 .0018 571.2500 571.0000

ECU: European Currency Unit, a basket of European currencies. The Federal Reserve Board’s index of the value of the dollar against 10 other currencies weighted on the basis of trade was 102.53 Friday , up 0.83 points or 0.82 percent from Thursday’ 101.70. A year ago the index was 100.19

a-Russian Central Bank rate Currency Exchange

c-commercial rate, d-free market rate, f-financial rate, y-official rate, z-floating rate.

Prices as of 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time from Dow Jones Markets and other sources.