Moscow. December 14. The RTS index, one of the main Russian stock indicators, in the afternoon on Monday dropped below 760 points and reached the lowest level since late August, amid falling oil and weakening of ruble.
14:41 Moscow time, the RTS index amounted to 759,81 points (-2,2%, minimum day – 758,85 point – at least from the 26th of August, when the indicator was below 730 points). The MICEX index fell back to 1708,01 paragraph (-0,7%), ruble prices of blue chips on the Moscow exchange fell in the range of 4%. The dollar rose to 70.8 rubles (+0,43 rubles).
The leaders of the rollback perform actions “Magnitogorsk metallurgical combine” (-4%), Sberbank (-1,1% -3,8% “prefs”), Gazprom (-1,3%), “Bashneft” (-2,7%), Bank “URALSIB” (-4,1%).
Oil is cheaper on expectations of a further increase in the supply of raw materials on the world market (in January the supply of raw materials on the world market may resume Iran). Futures for Brent crude for February fell to $37,12 per barrel (-3,1%), the price of WTI is $36,33 per barrel (-2,5%) – the lowest levels since 2008-2009.