P226 ORACLE 226 Fri31 Dec ITN 0030:00   FOREIGN   EXCHANGES   AT CLOSE USA 1.6210 - 1.6220 Canada 2.0020 - 2.0030 France 10.90 - 10.91 Belgium 75.75 - 75.85 Italy 2216.00 - 2218.00 Holland 4.25 - 4.26 Switzerland 3.2350 - 3.2450 g Germany 3.85 - 3.86 Sweden 11.81 - 11.82 Norway 11.39 - 11.40 Denmark 13.56 - 13.57 Austria 27.03 - 27.08 Portugal 144.50 - 147.50 Spain 203.50 - 203.80 Japan 379.00 - 380.00 Ireland 1.1630 - 1.1640 Australia 1.6500 - 1.6520 Gold closed at $454.50 down $8.00 Krugerrands £291.25 CITY HEADLINES: 203 (ITV) 603 (Ch 4)