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Lukashenka Allows Government to Issue State Bonds Worth Up to $2 Billion

17-05-2010, 15:59

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has, by his presidential edict, allowed the Council of Ministers to issue state bonds in the amount of up to $2 billion for sale abroad.

Under the edict, the bonds are to be issued in 2010 and 2011 and have a circulation period of no less than five years.

The edict has also raised the upper limit for Belarus’ foreign state debt at the end of the year by $1.5 billion to $11 billion.

The foreign state debt reportedly rose by 10.2 percent in March to 25,167.5 billion rubels (about $8.45 billion) as of April 1.