The MICEX index has reached 1,800 points for the first time since the beginning of March

Moscow. November 18. The MICEX index, one of the main Russian stock indicators, in the afternoon on Wednesday rose to 1800 points – the highest level since early March, amid expectations of imminent easing or lifting of anti-Russian sanctions, as well as the rebound of oil up.

By 13:05 Moscow time the MICEX index rose to 1801,2 points (+0,8%), RTS index on the background of strengthening of the ruble had jumped to 877,52 points (+1,8%), ruble prices of blue chips on the Moscow exchange increased in the range of 2.6%.

The dollar sank to 64,68 of the ruble (ruble -0,46).

The top gainers are the shares of VTB (+1.8%) and Gazprom (+1,5%), “Mobile TeleSystems” (+2,6%), “Rostelecom” (+2,1%), “Norilsk Nickel” (+1,3%), “Rosneft” (+1,3%).

Futures for Brent crude for January rose to $44,43 per barrel (+2% and 2,2% on Tuesday), the price of WTI is $42,33 per barrel (+1.5 percent).