- Moscow Exchange Index: 3286.86 (+ 0.37%)
- RTS Index: 1401.94 (+ 0.25%)
The Russian market is growing in the first minutes of trading on Wednesday, which end the outgoing 2020. Investor activity and trading volumes are already low.
The external background is moderately positive. Futures on the S&P 500 is rising 0.35% in the morning. Brent rises in price by 0.6%, holding around $ 51.5 per barrel after the publication of statistics on API reserves, which turned out to be better than expected.
On the Russian market, representatives of the oil and gas sector went ahead, in particular the heavyweights: shares of Gazprom, which rose 1.3%, and LUKOIL, which added 0.8%.
Steelworkers’ shares are falling for the second day in a row after rallying in recent days.
The USD / RUB pair rate is down 0.5% to 73.67.
Leaders: Lenta (+ 1.7%), Gazprom (+ 1.3%), Surgutneftegaz-ap (+ 1%), LUKOIL (+ 0.9%)
Outsiders: Rosgosstrakh (-3%), NKHP (-1.6%), Mechel-jsc (-0.9%), Severstal (-0.4%)
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