17:32 PoliticsKochanova: Belarus-Cuba friendly relations have stood the test of time "We believe that the sanctions pressure, which is put on Cuba and Belarus, is unjustified, because interference in internal affairs is unacceptable. We have always stayed committed to these positions,” said Natalya Kochanova.
17:25 PresidentWhat is the secret of Belarusian dairy products? The story of global success Today Belarusian dairy products can be found on shelves of supermarkets in almost 50 countries across the globe. But it was not always like this. How did the dairy industry develop in Belarus? What Belarusian goods are counterfeited more often than U.S. dollars? BelTA's YouTube project “After the Fact: Lukashenko's Decisions” has the answers.
17:11 EconomyPromoting positive trends in economy seen as major job for Belarusian government in 2023 The task of the government is to reinforce the positive trends in the economy in 2023, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said during a meeting with deputies of the House of Representatives and members of the Council of the Republic.
16:53 EconomyPM: Situation in Belarus' foreign exchange and financial markets is stable "Since the beginning of the year, the Belarusian ruble has strengthened against the euro by 13.3%, against the U.S. dollar - by 5%. The Belarusian ruble is an attractive currency for savings," the prime minister added.
16:46 EconomyPM: Fixed investment should be main source of economic growth Export is the second major source of economic growth. Where do we plan to invest? First, in housing and infrastructure.
16:44 EconomyScenario of development at the heart of Belarus' budget bill 2023 "When working on the 2022 budget bill, we moved away from the variability of scenarios and chose the scenario of economic development, the GDP growth as a basis," said Roman Golovchenko.
16:18 EconomyTen Russian regions use import-substitution platform of Belarus' commodity exchange Since the launch of the import substitution platform at the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange (BUCE) at the end of May 2022, companies from ten Russian regions have already concluded deals on it acting both as sellers and buyers of import-substituting goods, Head of Foreign Relations at BUCE Aleksandr Bashliy said at the round table “Russia - Belarus. New cooperation opportunities”.
16:15 EconomyPM: People's quality of life is a priority for Belarusian government "This year we have made decisions to revise upward the base wage rate for state employees and the base salary for civil servants and military three times. In general, they have been increased by 7% and 14.5% respectively,” said Roman Golovchenko.
16:06 EconomyPM: Belarusian economy is recovering Belarusian economy is on the trajectory of recovery growth, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said during a meeting with deputies of the House of Representatives and members of the Council of the Republic.
15:56 EconomyPM: Belarus' major industrial enterprises operate steadily All large industrial enterprises of the country operate steadily, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said during a meeting in parliament.
15:50 EconomyBelarus to increase retirement pensions by 5% on 1 December “In order to maintain an adequate level of pension benefits, retirement pensions were recalculated. They were increased by 7% on 1 March 2022 and by 10% on 1 August 2022. On 1 December retirement pensions will be revised upwards for the third time and will grow by 5%,” said Roman Golovchenko.
15:46 EconomyPM: Situation on the Belarusian labor market is stable “Belarus preserves a stable and manageable situation on its labor market. In January-October 2022, the number of people employed in the country's economy remained almost at last year's level – 4,220,000 people. The total unemployment rate is less than 4%,” said Roman Golovchenko.
15:44 EconomyMilk production in Belarus on the rise amid falling output in other countries Milk production in Belarus has been growing while the output in a number of countries has been on the downward trend, said Maria Klimova, Deputy Head of the Central Office for Processing Industry at the Agriculture and Food Ministry.
15:34 SocietyMinimum wage in Belarus to rise by 14.7% on 1 January “Since the beginning of the year, the monthly minimum wage has been increased by a total of 15.6%, and on 1 January it will rise by another 14.7% to amount to Br554. The government will formalize this decision in the near future,” Roman Golovchenko said.
15:22 EconomyPM: Belarus' economy shows resilience, adaptability to external shocks “Although the working conditions have deteriorated tremendously this year, the economy as a whole demonstrates stability and adaptability to external shocks. This proves that the measures taken are adequate and effective,” Roman Golovchenko emphasized.