The euro traded at US$1.3443, up from 1.3427 late Wednesday in New York.
Other dollar rates:
119.37 Japanese yen, up from 119.30
1.2202 Swiss francs, up from 1.2201
1.1395 Canadian dollars, down from 1.1420
The British pound traded at US$1.9748, down from US$1.9753.
Gold traded in London at US$678.50, up from US$675.60 late Wednesday.
In Zurich gold traded at US$676.60, up from US$674.20.
Gold fell US$2.10 in Hong Kong to US$676.25.
Silver opened in London at US$13.89, up from US$13.78.
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems
Russia is to start supplying S-300 air defence systems to Syria in the near future. The shipments will be conducted free of charge