The Russian stock market began trading in a major amid improved external stock market conditions and rising oil prices. The Moscow Exchange index per minute of trading increased by 0.41% and amounted to 2300.92 points. The RTS index by 10:01 Moscow time rose by 0.57% – up to 1187.15 points. Stock indices of the largest countries in the Asia-Pacific region are rising today against the background of growth on the eve of the US stock market thanks to a rally in companies in the technology sector. The American stock market ended Tuesday in positive territory after a negative start to the day, caused, among other things, by a decrease in retailers’ share prices. Yesterday, European stock indices fell on signals of weakening economic activity in the euro area. Oil continues to rise in price on the expectations of traders that the demand for energy resources on the world market will exceed their supply due to the start of the automobile season in Western countries, as well as the lifting of anti-COVID restrictions in China. Brent rose to $121 a barrel. Source: FINMARKET.RU

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