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Want to know the local currency in Israel? The currency used in Israel is called Shekel.

The Israeli Shekel is issued and managed by the Bank of Israel. To find out the current currency exchange rates for Shekel to other major currencies of the world, click on foreign currency rates.

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The currency used in Israel is called as the Shekel. This currency is denoted with the currency sign ? and the ISO 4217 Code for the Israeli Shekel is ILS. The Shekel, is the official currency of the Israel . It is divided into 100 smaller units called agora.

The constitution of Israel provides that the Israel government shall have the power to print the Israeli Shekel and agora coins to be used as a legal tender in Israel. The Israeli Shekel bank notes and Agora coins are both designated as "legal tender" in payment of debts.

The Israeli Shekel bill uses the decimal system, consisting of 100 equal units.

The symbol ?, usually written before the numerical amount, is used for the Israeli Shekel.

Currently printed bank notes denominations are 20, 50, 100, 200 new shekalim and the coins are minted in the denominations of 10 agorot, ½, 1, 2, 5, 10 new shekalim .

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The Effect of Balance of Trade and Investment on the Value of Israeli Shekel
Financial analysts regularly cite the balance of trade and investment in Israel as the most important influence on the value of the Shekel. The difference between what the Israel exports and imports in terms of goods and services to and from other countries can be obtained from a balance of trade statement.

The balance of investment on the other hand represents the difference in exports and imports of capital. If exports from Shekel exceed imports from other countries, in either the balance of trade or balance of investments, it is called a surplus. The term deficit is used when the imports into Shekel exceed exports to other countries. The points below go into detail to explain on how the balance of trade and balance of investments affect the Israeli Shekel.

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