BANK RATES

This chart shows the worth of the U.S. dollar compared with other world currencies as of Wednesday. The information comes from Oanda (www.oanda.com), an online service that updates rates daily. These rates do not include fees, commissions and profit margins calculated by banks, exchanges or credit cards. The easiest and usually cheapest way to change money is by using an ATM to withdraw money at your destination.

$1 U.S.=

Australia 1.10 Aus. dols.

Canada 1.03 Can. dols.

Chinese 6.81 yuan

E.U.* 0.73 euros

Great Britain 0.66 pounds

India 45.9 rupee

Japan 89.0 yen

Mexico 12.7 pesos

New Zealand 1.43 N.Z. dols.

Norway 5.94 krone

Russia 29.9 ruble

Sweden 7.18 kroner

Switzerland 1.07 francs

* European Union countries using the euro currency are Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia and Spain.