During the first week of March, the national currencies of
As noted, dollar started growing in February in
However, it is almost impossible to purchase cash dollars in banks since mid-February. But they can be bought on the black market for 8.4–8.5 somoni per $ 1.
Economic expert Anvar Zairov commented on the situation: «The dollar is growing, and I do not see that it was particularly controlled — there are no official reports from the National Bank on currency interventions. The fact is that there is no economy in the country, and all currency flows are controlled by certain structures and people.»
«There are two phases of the currency’s dynamics. The first is when it is necessary to buy up the currency and withdraw it (both for business purposes and for withdrawal to offshore). In this case, the dollar either falls, or keeps in a more or less stable position. The second phase — when there is no need for it, moreover, it is necessary to «drain off» the remnants of the currency. In the second case, the rate grows for no apparent reason, as it is now, when there are no external factors for a sharp rise in the value of the dollar," the expert explains.
The growth of dollar is spontaneous, it is not backed by external factors or internal factors. At the same time, there is a shortage. It is an artificial action.Anvar Zairov
Dollar also grows in