The shekel weakened against the dollar, but strengthened against the euro in inter-bank trading Wednesday. The shekel-dollar exchange rate is up 0.37%, compared with yesterday's representative rate, to NIS 3.737/$, but the shekel-euro exchange rate is down 0.67% to NIS 4.934/€.
According to the minutes of the US Federal Reserve Board interest rate meeting indicate, published yesterday, that it is in no rush to initiate a new qualitative easing plan (QE3). The Fed takes a cautious line on the US economic recovery. In Europe, traders are waiting for the upcoming interest rate decisions by the European Central Bank and the Bank of England.