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Global Money Week kicks off in Belarus

Society 25.03.2019 | 12:45

MINSK, 25 March (BelTA) – The Global Money Week has kicked off in Belarus when a bell was symbolically rung at the Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange (BCSE) that welcomed high school students for an excursion, BelTA has learned.

“Over 170 countries mark this event. In every country the Global Money Week is opened by a currency and stock exchange and Belarus is no exception. All in all, in 2018 the BCSE held over 40 events for children and the youth. More than 1,000 young Belarusians took part in them. Since the start of the year, over 10 events of this kind have taken place. This is our important function and mission, after all, a stock exchange is a central infrastructure element of a financial market,” BCSE Chairman of the Board Andrei Aukhimenya said.

Andrei Aukhimenya
Andrei Aukhimenya

The senior school students will be offered an interactive presentation of the stock market, the foreign exchange market, the securities market, functions of the national forex center and will be offered a wealth of new information about finances. “Today the interest in financial literacy and financial instruments is just coming into existence. The National Bank and us are trying to kindle the interest in the stock market and the financial market in general by holding such events,” Andrei Aukhimenya said.

This year, the Global Money Week will run in Belarus and the entire world till 31 March. Taking part in the event are banks, leasing companies and other organizations. The Global Money Week is designed to introduce young people to financial literacy, offer them useful money saving and spending tips, tell them about various ways of making money.

The Global Money Week was launched by Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) in 2012. The number of countries and organizations taking part in this campaign grows every year. Belarus was among the first in Eastern Europe to support this educational initiative and join the movement.

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