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03 December 2021, 14:52

Prime minister sees growing trust in Belarusian banking system

MINSK, 3 December (BelTA) – Trust in the Belarusian banking system is growing, BelTA learned from Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko on 3 December.

Roman Golovchenko reminded about attempts to rock the economic situation in Belarus and instigate some depression and defeatist mood among the citizens. “They shouted: ‘Withdraw money from the bank account, buy foreign currency and hide it under the pillow!' They are still shouting it. But citizens probably no longer listen or are tired of this wailing. The population has been selling more foreign currency than buying for three months already. It seems too much was bought during the panic wave back then. Now citizens are bringing foreign currency back to banks,” Roman Golovchenko said.

Moreover, the volume of ruble deposits and foreign currency deposits is on the rise. “In other words, the situation has been reversed. In our opinion, it indicates citizens' growing trust in government bodies, in economic authorities – the central government and the central bank. Secondly, it indicates that the measures we've been taking to build up trust in the Belarusian banking system have mostly worked. And it is one of the factors that inspires optimism about the next year,” the prime minister said.

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