- Moscow Exchange Index: 3713.86 (+ 0.74%)
- RTS Index: 1591.84 (+ 0.71%)
The Russian market is growing at the opening of trading on Wednesday. The Moscow Exchange index renewed record levels, continuing its rise at a moderate pace for the fifth day in a row. The external background remains positive, and geopolitical risks have decreased against the background of the meeting of the US and Russian presidents being prepared in June.
The day before, Biden admitted that sanctions against Nord Stream 2 are counterproductive at this stage.
Oil prices have already risen to $ 69 per barrel of Brent, despite the fact that the United States and Iran are on the way to restore the nuclear deal, which means lifting the ban on oil supplies by Tehran.
Oil in rubles is held above 5000.
The American market fell slightly yesterday, and futures for the S&P 500 in the morning are growing by 0.2%, remaining close to historical highs.
The USD / RUB pair is down 0.04%, being at the level of 73.47. The RGBI government bond index is growing by 0.13%.
Heavyweight shares of Sberbank and Gazprom in these minutes are rising in price by half a percent. LUKOIL adds 0.8% – the company will present its report for the first quarter today.
Among the leaders are VTB shares (+ 1.5%), which reported for 4 months of 2021.
Leaders: Primorye (+ 14%), Kuznetsky Bank (+ 9%), Surgutneftegaz-jsc (+ 1.9%), VTB (+ 1.5%), TCS (+ 1.5%)
Outsiders: Mechel-up (-0.8%), Etalon (-0.7%), Acron (-0.6%), Mechel-jsc (-0.3%)
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