19/12/2014 Belarus imposes 30% tax on purchases of foreign currency
Belarusian Ruble In Trouble: Minsk slaps 30% tax on foreign currency purchases
Belarus Government Intervenes to Support Currency: Exchanges run out of euros and dollars
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”.