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).