The Russian market went down at the opening of Friday

  • MOEX Index: 3482.22 (-0.19%)
  • RTS Index: 1491.92 (-0.58%)

Russian indices are falling at the opening of Friday trading. The external background has worsened. S&P 500 futures are losing 0.5% in the morning, while oil prices are down 1.3% to $ 55.7 per barrel of Brent.

Joe Biden yesterday unveiled his plan for a new package of economic support. There was no longer a serious reaction to it. At the same time, investor sentiment was darkened by the new US sanctions decisions, which exacerbate the confrontation with China.

In the first minutes, there are no growing securities in the blue-chip index. The shares of GMK Norilsk Nickel (-1%), LUKOIL (-1%), Polymetal (-0.8%) look worse than the market.

Sberbank shares are down 0.7%. The bank announced a profit in December at the level of 62.5 billion rubles.

The ruble is getting cheaper. Today the Bank of Russia is returning to buying foreign currency on the domestic market within the framework of the budget rule. The exchange rate of the USD / RUB pair with settlements tomorrow is growing by 0.47%, to 73.55.

Index of government bonds RGBI at the opening renews two-month lows.

Leaders: Gazprom Neft (+ 1.4%), Rusagro (+ 1.2%), NKHP (+ 1%), Mechel-jsc (+ 0.6%)

Outsiders: Orgsintez-up (-6%), Varyoganneftegaz-up (-5.5%), MMC Norilsk Nickel (-1%), LUKOIL (-1%)

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