That is how speculators in foreign currency reacted to the widespread recommendation of the National Bank of Belarus for commercial banks to carry out the transactions in exchange offices and cash desks, located in major shopping centers and markets, only the transactions on purchase foreign currency paid in Belarusian rubles in cash.
After the recommendations the speculators of foreign currency, who remained the only source of foreign currency sale to the public, immediately raised the rate to Br8500-9000, writes Nasha Niva
While just in Wednesday morning via the virtual exchanger prokopovi.ch it was possible to buy for Br8100-8200.
As UDF.BY reported earlier, according to the National Bank's recommendations the foreign currency purchased in exchange offices should be directed by the bank to be sold to people n order to pay for socially important needs (treatment abroad, students living and studying abroad, travel outside the country due to illness or death of relatives, etc.).
According to AFN experts, the recommendation will greatly narrow the possibility for citizens to buy foreign currency (not for social purposes) and will lead to a sharp rise of the dollar rate on the black cash market, which now amounts to about 8.5 thousand rubles.
We remind, that now foreign currency for social purposes sell Belarusbank, Belinvestbank, Belagroprombank, Paritetbank and Alfa-Bank. National Bank has granted them the right to carry out transactions only to buy foreign currency in exchange offices, located in leisure centers.