Moscow. November 19. The shares opened on Thursday a further increase of the rouble prices of blue chips after growing up in oil and global stock markets after the publication of minutes of the October meeting of Fedreserve USA, which enhanced the confidence in the American economy; indexes MICEX and RTS per minute bidding added 0.6 to 1.1%.
By 10:01 Moscow time, the MICEX index amounted to 1821,36 points (+0,6%), RTS index – 886,19 points (+1,1%), ruble prices of most blue chips on the Moscow exchange increased within 1.2%.
Dollar worth of 64.71 morning roubles (-4 kopeks).
Increased rouble value of the shares of VTB (+1%), Gazprom (+0,5%), “Gazprom oil” (+0,5%), LUKOIL (+0,4%), Magnit (+0,3%), “Mobile TeleSystems” (+1,1%), NOVATEK (+1.2 per cent), “NorNickel” (+0,4%), “Polyus Gold” (+0,9%), “Rosneft” (+0,6%), “Rostelecom” (+0,5%), Sberbank (+0.8%) and “Surgutneftegaz” (+0,7%), “Tatneft” (+0,6%), “FGC UES” (+0,4%).
Indexes in the U.S. rose on average by 1.5% on Thursday, rising Asia, U.S. stock futures (contract on the S&P 500 rose 0.2%) and oil rises in price after the release of the minutes of the U.S. Federal reserve meeting that supported the optimism regarding the U.S. economy.
The Protocol of the October fed meeting strengthened the confidence of investors that the U.S. Central Bank will gradually raise interest rates, reports Bloomberg. A significant group of leaders of the fed are gradually inclined to increase interest rates in December, however, the unity of opinion in the Central Bank yet. The majority of participants of the October meeting considered a move to tighten policy in December, “quite possible”.
In addition, on Wednesday, addressed the heads of several Federal reserve banks, including William Dudley of new York and Dennis Lockhart of Atlanta. The General tone of their statements boiled down to the fact that rates will need to increase soon, possibly as early as December. And Dudley stressed that at this stage, tightening monetary policy – good signal, which indicates the stability of the American economy.
The Bank of Japan at the end of Thursday’s meeting refrained from expanding incentive programs, despite the technical recession and the weakness of inflation.
Data which has been ongoing for 8 weeks, the growth of commodity stocks of fuel in the U.S. restrains the oil. Futures for Brent crude on the January, worth us $44.5 per barrel (+0.8% and +1.3% in Wednesday), the price of WTI is $42,27 per barrel (+0.8 per cent).
According to the U.S. Department of energy, the oil reserves in the U.S. rose last week by 252 thousand barrels while the growth forecasts of 2 million barrels, gasoline stocks rose with 1.009 million barrels against the expected decline of 0.5 million barrels. The download oil refineries in the U.S. increased by 0.8 percentage points to 90.3% of.