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Belarus introduces new measures to protect currency

  • Belarus’s central bank has introduced new measures to protect its rouble, as per media reports. This includes 30 percent duty on all purchases of foreign currency.  Further, the exporters of the country will have to convert more of their overseas earnings into local currency.  Belarus has been severely impacted by the fall in the value of the Russian rouble. The central bank has said a number of measures have been introduced to prevent the negative trends on the currency of the country.