Belarus may need a new IMF loan

Society Pavdle experts UniCredit SpA, since the beginning of the year Belarus lost about 20 percent of foreign exchange reserves — about a billion dollars.

Meanwhile IMF representative in Belarus Natalia Kolyadina called on the Belarusian authorities to the unification of exchange rates, Reuters reported. According Kolyadina, the IMF considers a step in the right direction today's decision of the Belarusian authorities to lift restrictions on kursavtvarenni on the OTC market in the segment of legal entities.

Previously, according to the order of the National Bank, the selling rate of foreign currency transactions at banks to legal entities could exceed the official rate more than by 10%, while in the segment deals with individuals — more than 2%.

"From today lifted restrictions on the formation rate Belarusian ruble in transactions of purchase and sale of foreign currency between banks and business entities, "- said today the first deputy chairman of the National Bank of Belarus Nikolai Luzgin.

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