Israeli Shekel

Israeli Shekel

The Israeli new shekel (Hebrew: שֶׁקֶל חָדָשׁ‎ Sheqel H̱adash; Arabic: شيكل جديد‎ šēkal jadīd; sign: ₪; code: ILS), also known as simply the Israeli shekel and formerly known as the New Israeli Sheqel (NIS), is the currency of Israel and is also used as a legal tender in the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The new shekel is divided into 100 agora. The new shekel has been in use since 1 January 1986, when it replaced the hyperinflated old shekel at a ratio of 1000:1. The currency sign for the new shekel ⟨ ₪ ⟩ is a combination of the first Hebrew letters of the words shekel (ש) and ẖadash (ח) (new). Alongside the shekel sign, the following abbreviations of NIS, ש"ח‎ and ش.ج‎ are also used commonly to denominate prices.

Samoan Tala

Samoan Tala

The tālā is the currency of Samoa. It is divided into 100 sene. The terms tālā and sene are the equivalents or transliteration of the English words dollar and cent, in the Samoan language. The tālā was introduced on 10 July 1967, following the country's political independence from New Zealand in 1962. Until that time, Samoa had used the pound, with coins from New Zealand and its own banknotes. The tālā replaced the pound at a rate of 2 tālā = 1 pound, and was therefore equal to the New Zealand dollar. The tālā remained equal to the New Zealand dollar until 1975. The symbol WS$ is still used for the tālā, representing the country's previous name Western Samoa, used up to 1997, when the word Western was officially removed and the country became known as just Samoa. Therefore, the symbol SAT, ST and T appear to be in use as well. Sometimes figures are written with the dollar sign in front, followed by "tālā". e.g. $100 tālā.The Samoan currency is issued and regulated by the Central Bank of Samoa.

1 Israeli Shekel to Samoan Tala exchange rates chart

1 ILS to WST exchange rates graph
1 ILS to WST Spot rate – This is known more formally as the ‘interbank’ rate. It is the rate banks or large financial institutions charge each other when trading significant amounts of foreign currency. In the business, this is sometimes referred to as a ‘spot rate’. It is not the tourist rate and you cannot buy currency at this rate, as you are buying relatively small amounts of foreign currency. In everyday life it is the same as the difference between wholesale and retail prices. The rates shown in financial newspapers and in broadcast media are usually the interbank rates.

1 ILS to WST exchange rates table

Exchange ILS to WST
1 Israeli Shekel = 0.704 Samoan Tala
2 Israeli Shekel = 1.407 Samoan Tala
5 Israeli Shekel = 3.518 Samoan Tala
10 Israeli Shekel = 7.036 Samoan Tala
Exchange Israeli Shekel to Samoan Tala
1 Israeli Shekel to Samoan Tala Cross rate – This is the rate we give to customers who want to exchange currencies that do not involve the local currency. For example, if you want to exchange Australian dollars into US dollars.

1 ILS to WST exchange rates news

Shekel weaker in wake of Gaza escalation

The shekel's boost from the end of the Bank of Israel's foreign currency purchasing program to offset gas sales has faded amid the rocket fire from Gaza

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Convicted counterfeiters ordered to pay damages to Bank of Israel for… copyright infringement

Two people already convicted for their roles in a counterfeit ring in Israel have been ordered by a court to also pay damages to Bank of Israel… because printing your own 200-shekel notes apparently violates copyright.

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Entrepreneur defends bitcoins, cryptocurrency

An independent cryptocurrency entrepreneur from Zambia, Mapanza Nkwilimba, says cryptocurrency is real and is in Samoa to stay. Contrary to numerous warnings from the Government – including Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi - against any Samoan joining the scheme, Mr. Nkwilimba assured the scheme is legitimate.

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Entrepreneur defends bitcoins, cryptocurrency

An independent cryptocurrency entrepreneur from Zambia, Mapanza Nkwilimba, says cryptocurrency is real and is in Samoa to stay. Contrary to numerous warnings from the Government – including Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi - against any Samoan joining the scheme, Mr. Nkwilimba assured the scheme is legitimate.

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Sport: Japan's Iwaki City to host Samoan athletes

Iwaki City in Japan will host Samoan athletes and officials in the lead-up to 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Women happy with sewing training
Women happy with sewing training

What’s it like learning a brand new skill? For some women of Maagiagi, Faleapuna, Afega, and Safotu, it was tough, but they got there. Serita Tiauli is 22, and before last month, she had never tried to make her own clothes before. “I need to get a bit more experience, but it was really fun,” she said.

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Time to hire the right people

I read in the Samoa Observer recently that eight C.E.O positions are vacant. Fine. We need them to run the country; but this time let’s get the right ones by hiring them the right way. Those who have tasted the job should not reapply.

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1 ILS to WST currency converter