Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Belarus Central Bank Devalues Currency

The National Bank of the Republic of Belarus took moves towards floating its currency, the Ruble; establishing a dual market structure.  The Belarusian Ruble will effectively operate with an official rate, and a market rate - at which most institutions and companies will trade.  The move follows a 10% devaluation is expected to see as much as a 20% devaluation of the currency as the former Soviet state deals with a credit crunch and disruptive market conditions.  Last week the Central bank raised the refinancing rate 100 basis points to 13.00% from 12.00% previously on inflation concerns.


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