Rus News Journal

The IMF credit

Belarus which carries on negotiations with the International currency fund for the possible credit for the sum of 2 billion dollars in quality " is very necessary to the state; security pillows from instability of global financial crisis, has promised to reform the economy and to sell some state actives, The Financial Times newspaper writes.

Trying to support the Belarus rouble, Minsk for last month used about 10 % of the foreign currency reserves which nowadays make about 4,9 billion dollars.

Belarus, which financial sector it is developed rather poorly, has not suffered from initial crisis shock, but on it have struck troubles of Russia, its main trading partner, and the next Ukraine, the newspaper marks.

- At the first stage Belarus has been touched only minimum. But at the second stage, with deterioration of conditions of trade, we expect that our exporters can face certain problems, - the vice-president of the central bank of Belarus Vasily MATJUSHEVSKY has informed journalists on Tuesday.

the IMF Delegation has arrived to Minsk on Sunday and carries on negotiations with the Belarus government.

Belarus, one of last authoritative states of Europe, long time remains to one of the nearest allies of Russia, but last year began to approach carefully with the West. In September she has allowed to lift a share of the foreign capital in local banks with 25 to 50 %. The government also plans to sell four state banks and the other state enterprises.

- We take steps for improvement of a business climate in our country to guarantee inflow of direct foreign investments, - has noted Matjushevsky.

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