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22.01.2018

Belarus' inflation forecasted at 2-3% in 2020-2021

Inflation in Belarus can be expected at 2-3% in 2020-2021, Economy Minister Vladimir Zinovsky said in an interview to Belarus One TV channel, BelTA informs.

“The inflation should stand at no higher than 2-3%, which is the global trend,” Vladimir Zinovsky said. Such an inflation rate will make the refinancing rate and interests on loans even lower.

The minister said that Belarus can reach this level in a couple of years.

17.01.2018

Belarus' GDP 2.4% up in 2017

Belarus' GDP grew by 2.4% in 2017. Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov quoted the figure during the session of the Presidium of the Council of Ministers on 16 January, BelTA has learned. The session was focused on measures to implement Belarus' social and economic development tasks and on the national economy's expected performance in January and in Q1 2018.

Andrei Kobyakov stated that the GDP growth rate was 102.

15.01.2018

Lukashenko: It is important for Belarusians to keep their identity in today's world

It is important for Belarusians not to lose their identity in today's rapidly changing world. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement during the reception held on 12 January to celebrate Old New Year, BelTA has learned.

The current generation of Belarusians lives in a very complicated period of time. Speaking about Belarus' development, the country's position in the tumultuous and rapidly changing world, Alexander Lukashenko noted that the nation can in no way distance itself from negative processes.

12.01.2018

Belarus' top 10 scientific accomplishments in 2017 revealed

The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB) has revealed the top 10 scientific accomplishments secured in 2017, the NASB press service told BelTA.

Praise goes to the United Informatics Institute for the fundamental research and development of a compact movable supercomputer for processing large amounts of data and handling high-precision modelling and design tasks.

11.01.2018

Belarus' central bank lifts foreign exchange restrictions

The National Bank of the Republic of Belarus has lifted the restrictions on the purchase of foreign currency by legal entities and individual entrepreneurs, BelTA learned from the National Bank.

“As part of the measures to promote the gradual liberalization of foreign currency relations, the National Bank has lifted the restrictions regarding legal entities and individual entrepreneurs' access to the foreign exchange market to purchase foreign currency for certain purposes.

09.01.2018

Belarusian Sport Olympus 2017 winners announced

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has signed the decree to bestow the special prizes Belarusian Sport Olympus for last year's accomplishments, the press service of the Belarusian leader told BelTA.

The awardees include the chief coach of the Belarusian national trampolining team Olga Vlasova. She has worked hard to train the country's top athletes, winners of Olympics, world and European championships.

08.01.2018

Belarus' gold, forex reserves total $7.3bn

According to the preliminary data, Belarus' gold and foreign currency reserves totaled $7,315 million as of 1 January 2017, if calculated in accordance with methods of the International Monetary Fund, BelTA learned from the Information and PR Department of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus.

In December 2017, the country's gold and foreign currency reserves went down by $98.

05.01.2018

Belarus to provide humanitarian aid to Vietnam

Belarus will provide humanitarian assistance to Vietnam. The corresponding decision was endorsed by Resolution No. 1045 of the Council of Ministers of 29 December 2017 which was officially posted on the national legal Internet portal on 5 January, BelTA has learned.

The decision to provide humanitarian aid to Vietnam was made in accordance with the regulations of the Republic of Belarus on international humanitarian assistance.

04.01.2018

Further visa liberalization viewed as important for Belarus

Further visa liberalization is important for Belarus, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel, BelTA informs.

“We see that the launch of a five-day visa-free program for 80 countries has borne fruit. In our opinion, further visa liberalization is important for Belarus,” Vladimir Makei said.

He also noted that the government intends to keep working not only on visa liberalization for foreign visitors to Belarus but also on relevant agreements with the EU for Belarusians.

28.12.2017

Palace of Independence hosts New Year party for students

Belarus is doing its best to create the conditions so that the children can live in peace and can be proud of their country, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the New Year party for students who have excelled in education, creative work and sport on 26 December, BelTA has learned.

“I am sincerely happy to meet with the best aspiring young people in this festive atmosphere,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

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