Belarus redenominated its official currency.
The document specifies that the official currency of the Republic of Belarus will be redenominated on 1 July 2016. As a result, all banknotes designed in 2000 will be replaced by banknotes and coins designed in 2009 in the following ratio: Br10,000 will become Br1.
Belarusian counterfeiters take up counterfeiting smaller banknotes with nomination of Br5 - 20 thousand. The most “popular” is a banknote of Br10 thousand. The reason is that a ten-thousand false banknote is easy to take for the original one because of its red dye, the information and PR department of the regional internal affairs office says.
In Mogilev region one third (33%) cashless transfer of funds is done with bank cards and ERIP e-money. It is 2.8% more comparing with 2013. The information is provided by Raisa Lychkovskaya, the head of Mogilev Regional Central Office of the National Bank of Belarus.
No downfall of the Belarusian ruble is going to happen. July, 11 the statement was made by the Prime Minister of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich at the conference that gathered heads of district administrations of Mogilev region in the town of Kostyukovichi .
Mogilev region’s residents more often take money to exchange offices than buy foreign currency there. The situation has not changed since New Year holidays.
Over the first quarter 2013 banks bought $ 130.6 m from the population and sold $ 127.3 m.
Counterfeit Russian rubles and American dollars take more frequent appearance in Mogilev region. In 2012 militiamen have fixed 57 cases of counterfeit money sale. It is 20% more comparing with the same period 2011.
The most frequent cases deal with Russian rubles and American dollars. Sellers of the false banknotes say they changed currency at the banks located in Russia.
Mogilev regional arts museum named after P.V. Maslennikov is depicted at Br 200,000’s banknote that is coming into usage in the nearest future.
Two Bobruisk’s speculators of foreign currency made over Вr118 bln within 5 months. The information is provided by the Information Office of Mogilev Regional Internal Affairs Department.
Much more currency is taken to exchange offices by the Mogilevers than bought by them. The information is provided by the specialists of Mogilev regional office of “Belarusbank”, Mogilev branches of “Belpromstroibank” and “Priorbank”.
Since March 2011 law-enforcement workers have confiscated money changers for Br 500 mln.
Criminal cases were opened against 4 law-breakers. Control purchase in Osipovichi led to arrest of a money changer from Minsk. He was confiscated for $2,000. In Bobruisk a woman involved in illegal exchange transactions was confiscated for 40,000 Russian rubles.
In Mogilev region three persons were made criminally responsible for illegal exchange operations. 53 administrative reports were drawn up on them.
The Department for Financial Investigations of the State Control Committee has been suppressing illegal financial activity of the kind. Due to the financial militia’s work the state treasury has increased by almost BYR500 mln.
Klichev forestry makes about € 300,000 per year from sawdust. Production of briquettes from raw waste lumber was opened less then a year ago. According to a chief forester Oleg Selikh, 350,000 – 380,000 such briquettes are produced each month and exported abroad, mainly to Denmark and Germany.