15 years ago - on November, 29th, 1993 - the National bank of Moldova (NBM) has entered national currency of Republic of Moldova into the reference - Moldavian pour (MDL). Banknotes have been printed in France long before this date, however their introduction in the reference was postponed some times.
Inflation of the beginning of 90th years has generated "coupons" - the first domestic bank notes which were poor quality, - they have been entered into the reference for satisfaction of extremely great demand for cash in the conditions of an improbable rise in prices. After an epopee with coupons, the authorities have decided to get rid of these securities and to enter own coin. The decision was preceded by rough disputes on how the future Moldavian currency should be called. There were some variants, including «ducat», but, eventually, have been decided to stop on «Moldavian Lee». The first release лея included banknotes on 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 леев. Later the banknote in 200 леев has been printed, then there were denominations in 500, and even later - and in 1000 lee.
Experts of German bank Commerzbank have carried out the analysis of national currencies. They have come to conclusion, that Moldavian pour during the first half of the year 2008 was one of the steadiest national currencies, after the Czech crone - Moldavian pour has become stronger in relation to US dollar and uniform European currency more than on 15 %. Besides, Moldavian pour has taken the second place in the CIS countries as regards strengthening in relation to dollar, it agree to data of Belarus company BelaPan.
On agency "Basa-Pres" materials.