Restrictions on currency sales to individuals may be lifted next week

10 February 2015 08:40  2791250 092226
Restrictions on currency sales to individuals may be lifted next week

Bankers agreed with the National Bank to consider the abolition of restrictions on the sale of currency to population, which is set at the rate equivalent to 3,000 UAH per day to one person and shall be in force until March 3.

This was reported to the UNIAN by a source in the financial market with reference to the results of the weekly meeting of bankers at the NBU.

According to the source, bankers and the regulator are ready for this step. "They decided to wait a week" - he said. 

As reported, on February 5, the National Bank stopped holding daily indicative auctions in the foreign exchange market to determine the equilibrium rate because they have lost their sense.

Also, the regulator raised the discount rate to 19.5% and the rate of market liquidity adjustment operations to limit possible speculation in the foreign exchange market.

After the abolition of the indicative auctions, hryvnia on the interbank market in two days fell against the dollar to about 25-26 hryvnia per dollar, after which the National Bank updated the historical minimum official exchange rate of hryvnia to the dollar at 24.9562 hryvnia to the dollar - almost at the level of the market rate.

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