A new foreign currency basket has been introduced in Belarus today. Half of it is made up by the Russian ruble, the dollar retaining its 30 % share. The euro"s share has decreased to 20 %. The National Bank has changed the currency structure in favour of the Russian ruble on the basis of the neighbouring country"s share in Belarus" foreign trade turnover. Starting November, child care benefits for children under the age of 3 will increase to make up over 260 rubles for the first child, about 300 rubles for the second and subsequent children and about 334 rubles for a disabled child. Such benefit amounts will be valid until 1 February.