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19/12/2014 Belarus imposes 30% tax on purchases of foreign currency

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Belarusian Ruble In Trouble: Minsk slaps 30% tax on foreign currency purchases

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Belarus Government Intervenes to Support Currency: Exchanges run out of euros and dollars

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Belarus Ruble Snub: Belarus demands payments from Russia in dollars or euros

Belarus has imposed a 30 percent tax on buying foreign currency and more than doubled interest rates to 50 percent as the ripples of this week’s Russian market turmoil began to be felt in other former Soviet countries. The Belarusian central bank said the move was taken “due to the increased demand for foreign currency on the domestic market”.
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