The RTS index fell to 800 points amid falling oil prices


Moscow. December 7. The RTS index, one of the main Russian stock indicators, in the afternoon on Monday has tested 800 points in the fall after oil and weakening of ruble.

By 12:45 Moscow time the RTS index amounted to 801,66 point (-1,2%, minimum day – 799,69 points) – at least since the beginning of October; the MICEX index fell back to 1744,2 points (-0,6%), ruble prices of blue chips on the Moscow exchange fell in the range of 2%.

The dollar rose to 68,53 rubles (+0.4 ruble).

The leaders of the rollback are the shares of “LUKOIL” (-1,8%), “Rosneft” (-1,6%), Rostelecom (-1.5%), the “FGC UES” (of 1.4%), “prefs” Tatneft (-1.5 percent).

Oil prices lower after OPEC’s decision Friday that will not adhere to the established quotas, the cartel intends to maintain the actual level of production, amounting to about 31.5 million barrels a day.

Futures for Brent crude on the January costs $42,68 per barrel (a -0.7% and -1.9% Friday), the price of WTI is $39,47 per barrel (-1,3%).