Moscow. December 10. The shares opened on Thursday by the mixed dynamics of prices of blue chips on the background of different external factors, the MICEX and RTS indexes fell by 0,1-0,7% from-for fallen on the eve of oil.
By 10:01 Moscow time, the MICEX index amounted to 1731,42 points (-0.1%), RTS index – 787,11 paragraph (-0,7%), ruble prices of most blue chips on the Moscow exchange changed within 1%. The dollar at the start of the session is 69,22 of the ruble, which is 0.15 of the ruble below Wednesday’s closing and 0.15 ruble above the level of 18:50 Moscow time.
The ruble decreased the rate of VTB shares (-0.1%) and Gazprom (-0,2%), “Gazprom oil” (-0,3%), Magnit (-0,3%), “Mobile TeleSystems” (-0,1%), “Polyus Gold” (-0,2%), Rosneft (-0.1%) and Sberbank (-0,8%), “FGC UES” (-0,5%).
Grew the action “LUKOIL” (+0,03%), NOVATEK (+0.4 per cent), “NorNickel” (+0,1%), “Rostelecom” (+0,03%), “Surgutneftegaz” (+0,8%), “Tatneft” (+0,3%).
Indexes in the U.S. declined 0.4-0.8%, in Asia on Thursday dominated the decline (declined Japan and went into minus China), but positive U.S. stock futures (contract on the S&P 500 rose 0.3%) and adjusted up the oil.
Indexes in the U.S. declined for the third consecutive session amid weaker risk appetite globally, the S&P 500 and Dow Jones left in “a minus” since the beginning of the year, the decline was 0.6% and 1.9%, respectively.
In Asia, most indices on Thursday sags, Japanese Nikkei 225 lost 1.3% due to a substantial strengthening of the yen against the US dollar in the previous auction, worsening the prospects for local exporters.
Support to the Chinese stock market on Thursday was rendered by growth of quotations of stock brokerage companies in anticipation of the approval of the PRC authorities new registration system IPO.
In the oil market prices on Thursday morning are rising after falling the day before. Futures for Brent crude on the January costs $40,59 per barrel (+1.2% and -0.4% in the medium), the price of WTI is $39,04 per barrel (+0.8% and -0.9% in the medium). In the course of trading on Wednesday, oil prices made new lows since February 2009, Brent was down below $39,6 per barrel.
According to the U.S. Department of energy, commercial oil reserves in the country decreased for the first time in 11 weeks – reserves decreased by 3,57 million barrels, while experts surveyed by Bloomberg had expected them increase by 1.3 million barrels.
Despite the decline, stocks remain above average for five years more than 120 million barrels.
Meanwhile, American oil company Chevron Corp. announced Wednesday his intention to cut spending on exploration and drilling, as well as other projects in 2016 to 24% due to the drop in oil prices.