To stop the excessive demand for foreign currency — dollars and euros — the National Bank of Belarus in a statement once again promised that the devaluation of the Belarusian ruble will not. At the same time there were several directives National Bank, which is limited to sales of foreign currency for businesses, increased redundancy term rubles when buying foreign currency and made some other measures. Meanwhile, the demand for dollars and the euro continues to be the panic.
In exchange offices Belarusbank still turn, the vast majority of people in their hopes to acquire currency. Talking with visitors to the bank:
Reporter"Please tell me you were trying to buy a currency, or to lease?"
Mrs."I have handed over a hundred dollars for me was a woman — she them immediately and bought it. In my opinion — straining themselves. "
Mrs."I tried to buy, but there is no currency. It is necessary to stand and wait for someone to hand over, but you need at this time. "
Mrs."The line is worth. Those people who rent an apartment and pay in dollars — those half-day stand before have collected 250 or $ 300. "
Reporter"Why is that, do you think?"
Mrs."I do not know. Perhaps the people themselves create the hype, or is it such a panic. "
Mrs."Perhaps that is actually more expensive dollar — because no one really knows anything."
The collapse of the Belarusian ruble, however, is not afraid of all users of banking services — some people still trust the public authorities and the statements of the National Bank:
"I am now, by the way, rescheduled due in Belarusian rubles on more favorable terms for me. I heard the manager of the bank statements, even some people who say that nothing will happen, that the hype for a couple of days pass, and I somehow believe it. "
In one of the offices' Belvnesheconombank "line for a currency is not, although the selling rate of a commercial bank is different from belarusbankavskaga — 3082 Belarusian rubles per dollar. His opinion is divided on this issue head Olga Lutkova:
"There is no rush in our unit was not. Courses have been set up you can see that people come, see and do they need surgery. You can also come up and make the desired operation. No questions, no — we are calm and quiet. You can see that in Belarusbank going on and what we have. "
Reporter"How can this be explained?"
"I do not know what to tell you. Do we have such a word — mentality. It is possible that our people are more prone to some kind of panic than other peoples. "
The statements of the National Bank of the stability of the exchange rate of the Belarusian ruble and guidelines that make this doubt — just a few of the reasons that caused the demand for currency in the population, says economist and politician Lev Margolin:
"First of all, it is, of course, lack of confidence in the authorities — the people waiting for something to happen. And the fact that on March 1, is limited to sales of foreign currency businesses — it had its effect. The fact that the increase in demand for automobiles in connection with the change of duty — is also mattered. And this situation will last: nothing of the rainbow in the foreign exchange market in the near future should not wait. "
Meanwhile, it was reported that Belarus asks the EurAsEC Anti-Crisis Fund loan of $ 2 billion and $ 1 billion in Russia.