09:00 PoliticsAmbassador: Belarus needs to establish foothold on South African markets It is necessary to establish a foothold on the markets of the South African region, Belarusian Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa with concurrent accreditation to Zimbabwe Aleksandr Sidoruk told journalists in the capital of Zimbabwe.
19:56 EconomyRuble component in Belarus' broad money supply at ten-year high in December 2022 According to Sergei Kalechits, the broad money supply grew by 8.6% in 2022, thus staying within the targeted range of 7-13%. The structure of the broad money supply improved. The share of foreign currencies decreased.
19:15 PoliticsLithuania's silence about Poland's nuclear power plant construction plans criticized Vadim Borovik said: “We often see that our partners in the international dialogue indulge in ordinary speculation and manipulation of various facts, in building a policy that exclusively serves egotistical interests without taking into account Belarus' national interests."
18:30 EconomyNational Bank reveals what helped bolster Belarus' forex reserves in 2022 At an expanded meeting of the Board of the National Bank of Belarus, First Deputy Chairman of the Board Sergei Kalechits told what helped maintain the adequate level of gold and foreign exchange reserves in Belarus in 2022, BelTA informs.
18:22 SocietyBelarus admits over 4,400 Ukrainian citizens since 1 January 2023 Since 24 February 2022, Belarus admitted 79,112 citizens of Ukraine. 15,890 people arrived in Belarus directly from the territory of Ukraine. 49,768 citizens of Ukraine came to Belarus via Poland, 11,006 - via Lithuania and 2,448 - via Latvia.
18:06 PoliticsBelarus' upper house condemns European Parliament's resolution The Presidium of the Council of the Republic adopted a statement in connection with the resolution of the European Parliament.
17:52 SocietyIsraeli diplomat on WW2: This should never happen again The main lesson that today's generations should learn from the Second World War is to do everything so that this will never happen again, Chargé d'Affaires of the State of Israel in the Republic of Belarus Tzevy Hirsh Mirkin said at the event dedicated to the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust in Vitebsk on 27 January,
17:44 SocietyOpinion: Scientific achievements improve the quality of manufacturing process, life in general Scientific achievements enhance the quality of both manufacturing process and our life in general, Chairman of the State Committee for Standardization of Belarus (Gosstandart) Valentin Tataritsky said.
17:43 EconomyBelarus' National Bank: Economy, banking system handled sanctions well The economy and the banking system have managed to hold out amidst the sanctions, First Deputy Chairman of the Board of the National Bank Sergei Kalechits said as he delivered a report at the expanded meeting of the Board of the National Bank, BelTA informs.
17:21 EconomyBelarus' central bank plans to reduce refinancing rate in 2023 With the conditions being favorable, the National Bank will cut gradually the refinancing rate, First Deputy Chairman of the Board of the National Bank Sergei Kalechits said.
17:18 EconomyBelarus past short-term effect of Western sanctions, central bank believes Sergei Kalechits said: “Today we see that the short-term effect from the sanctions is over and the peak of high inflation is behind us. The consumer price index and trend inflation are steadily decreasing. According to our estimates, year-on-year inflation will reach single-digit figures by the end of Q1 2023.”
17:13 PoliticsRussian MFA: Germany has no moral and ethical right to supply hardware to kill Russians Germany has no moral and ethical right to supply hardware to kill Russians, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a news briefing in Moscow.
16:43 EconomyBelarusian Tax and Duties Ministry's tasks for 2023 outlined Roman Golovchenko said: “The head of state has given instructions to ensure full digitization of accounting, control and payment of taxes. This task has to be fulfilled. At present automated interaction with tax payers relies on six information systems."
15:55 PoliticsMFA: Belarus resolutely condemns attack on Azerbaijani Embassy in Tehran "We resolutely condemn the armed attack on the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Tehran on 27 January that killed an employee of the diplomatic mission and left two other injured," the ministry said.
15:22 EconomyPrime minister: Tax policy has to stimulate economic growth Roman Golovchenko said: “In evaluating the performance of the tax system one should proceed from the main goals specified by the program on the social and economic development of the state in the current five-year term. First and foremost, the tax policy has to stimulate economic growth. It is the key postulate."