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Experts have told how the CBA affects the carry trade and the exchange rate

Active reduction of the key rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation in recent time reduces the flow of funds in ruble-denominated financial instruments in the framework of the carry trade, according to respondents RIA Novosti experts. Among other things, this puts pressure on the ruble, the experts believe.

Carry trade is the investment strategy of gaining profit on the Forex market due to different interest rate. In particular, it could be sale of currency (dollars, Euro, on which the fed and the ECB keeps rates near zero) and the purchase of these funds for ruble-denominated financial instruments that are profitable. Such actions of investors lead to higher supply of foreign currency on the Russian market and, accordingly, to the strengthening of the ruble.

A number of Russian banks have registered a growth in the average check at currency exchange

The appetite of Russians to foreign exchange increases as the easing of quarantine measures, showed a survey of credit institutions conducted by RIA Novosti: a number of large banks noted a significant increase in an average bill for such operations due to cancellation of the regime of self-isolation. Still grow he can with the opening of borders and starting of international flights, however, banks warn that there are big surprises should not wait.

Sberbank, however, significant fluctuations in the average check is not fixed. "In June this year, the average amount of a single exchange transaction corresponds to the average amount of similar operations in the period of self-isolation and exceeds a similar indicator of last year by 60%", - reported in the largest Russian Bank.

The Russian Ambassador responded to Lukashenka's words about "interference" in the Affairs of Minsk

Talk about the fact that Moscow had allegedly interfered in the internal Affairs of Minsk in the current election campaign, are not serious, they do not have even a minimum of any grounds, said on Tuesday the Russian Ambassador in Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev.

Earlier the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said he plans to discuss with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin outside interference in elections in the Republic. Lukashenko, in particular, noted that opponents of the current Belarusian authorities are "puppeteers" who "and live in Poland, and from Russia to throw up". Lukashenka did not specify his words, but even before that, the state control Committee (SCC) of the Republic, commenting on the criminal "the case of Belgazprombank", talked about "puppeteers" from among the "big bosses "Gazprom", and maybe higher." Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the accusations against Russian companies on the part of Minsk is unfounded, the economic interests of the giants are under the protection of the Russian Federation.

Putin and Lukashenko will open the memorial to Soviet soldiers near Rzhev

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin in the company Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko on Tuesday to take part in the opening of the memorial to Soviet soldiers near Rzhev, reported the press service of the Kremlin.

As reported, Putin invited Lukashenko at a ceremony on 24 June in day of carrying out in Moscow of the Victory parade. A few days later the President of Belarus confirmed its plans to attend the opening of the memorial and in the framework of this visit to hold talks with Putin.

Some banks will allow you to use expired cards after July 1,

Central Bank of the Russian Federation on the background of the easing of restrictions coronavirus decided not to renew its recommendation on the admission of banks cards with the expired period of validity of the credit organization will cease to serve from 1 July. However, the survey showed RIA Novosti, not all banks are going to dramatically finish accepting expired "plastic": they believe that customers need to allow additional time to exchange an outdated card to a new one.

ROSBANK plans to extend the validity of cards of their customers for another month after the end of the basic term. Promsvyazbank in July, will continue to serve cards, the validity of which expired in March, April and may (of the order of 80 thousand cards). Transactions via these cards can be made until August 1.

Central Bank of Belarus has introduced a temporary administration in the BGB

The national Bank (Central Bank) Belarus has introduced a temporary administration in the BGB, its head appointed Nadezhda Yermakova, said on Monday the press service of the regulator.

Ermakova led the Central Bank of the Republic in 2011-2014. On Friday, June 12, shareholders of Belgazprombank, Gazprom and Gazprombank, said that the Belarusian side was made illegal appointment of acting Chairman and acting Deputy Chairman of the management Board of OJSC "Belgazprombank".

The former head of Belgazprombank said that all his income is legal

Former Chairman of the Board of Belgazprombank, a candidate for the presidency of Belarus Victor Babariko stated that all his income is obtained legally and paid taxes.

Earlier on Friday, Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said that the detainees in criminal cases Belgazprombank, "two hours brought 14 thousand dollars, then another $ 600 thousand and 800 thousand dollars". He also called Babariko and worked under his leadership the Bank Vice - "one gang-watering can".

"Gazprom" called the detention of the leadership of the BGB illegal

Gazprom commented on the detention in Belarus, top managers of the BGB.

In the Russian group emphasized that action against the management of the Bank committed in violation of the laws of the Republic.

The former head of Belgazprombank said about the political nature of the searches

Contender for the presidency of Belarus, former Chairman of the Board of Belgazprombank Viktor Babariko believes that the actions of the authorities of the Republic in respect of the Bank "are registered political character."

Earlier in the press service of the state control Committee (SCC) of Belarus RIA Novosti reported that in the office building of the BGB, which Babariko headed for 20 years, is being searched, a criminal case under articles about evasion from taxes and legalisation of the means received by a criminal way. The suspects are representatives of commercial structures, as well as former and current employees of the banking system. Babariko in this case "procedural status is not allowed." Belgazprombank has been operating in Belarus since 1990. "Gazprom" and "Gazprombank" owns 49.8% of the shares of the Bank.

The former head of the BGB commented on the searches and the initiation of proceedings

Contender for the presidency of Belarus, former Chairman of the Board of Belgazprombank Viktor Babariko stated that the international and internal audits conducted earlier in the Bank, did not reveal violations, which could lead to searches and criminal proceedings.

Earlier in the press service of the state control Committee (SCC) of Belarus RIA Novosti reported that in the office building of the BGB, which Babariko headed for 20 years, is being searched, a criminal case under articles about evasion from taxes and legalisation of the means received by a criminal way. The suspects are representatives of commercial structures, as well as former and current employees of the banking system. Babariko in this case "procedural status is not allowed." Belgazprombank has been operating in Belarus since 1990. "Gazprom" and "Gazprombank" owns 49.8% of the shares of the Bank.

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