There are many good folders in your price range, at least here in the U.S.A.
Look for a well known company, with a known track record. Find a knife that fits your hand with a good blade steel and a profile that will work for you.
I have used an Emerson Commander to strip wire and cut cans open. It certainly hasn't been treated gently and is holding up well.
For a more general use knife, something like a MT Soccom, MOD Hornet would get consideration. I should also note that I have been very happy with my Spyderco Wegner. With the hollow grind, it seems very sharp after a lot of usuage and is easy to sharpen up again.
For an everyday work knife at a good price, checkout the whole Spyderco line. There should be several in your price range with slightly different sizes and blade shapes to suit your intended use. Mircotech and Masters of Defense are certainly worth looking at but, are apt to be priced out of your range. If mail order is reliable to your part of the world, your dollar may go farther with an internet purchase but, you should see an example in person before buying of a web-site.
[This message has been edited by Sid Post (edited 10-21-2000).]