Moscow. December 23. The share market of the Russian Federation was opened on Wednesday with moderate growth of ruble prices of blue chips on improved external stock of market conditions and rebound of oil up, indexes MICEX and RTS per minute bidding rose 0.2-0.3 percent.
By 10:01 Moscow time, the MICEX index amounted to 1727,57 points (+0.2%), RTS index – 764,98 points (+0,3%), ruble prices of most blue chips on the Moscow exchange grew by less than 1 percent. The dollar at the start of the session is 71,11 ruble (ruble -0,12).
Increased rouble value of the shares of VTB (+0,4%), Gazprom (+0.4 per cent), “Gazprom oil” (+0,7%), Magnit (+0,5%), “Mobile TeleSystems” (+0,3%), NOVATEK (+0.9 per cent), “NorNickel” (+0,3%), “Polyus Gold” (+3,5%), “Rosneft” (+0,9%), Sberbank (+0.8%) and “Surgutneftegaz” (+0,6%), “Tatneft” (+0,4%), “FGC UES” (+1%).
Fell shares of LUKOIL (-2%), which are traded on the stock exchange without dividend with the calculation of “T+2” (closing of register of shareholders of the NC on 24 December).
Indexes in the USA have the day before added within 1%, Asia environment has a positive dynamics (up by China, the Japanese market is closed in observance of the birthday of the Emperor), minus U.S. stock futures (contract on the S&P 500 losing 0.1%), but tries to recover the oil.
America rose amid data on GDP in the third quarter. The Commerce Department downgraded its estimate of growth in GDP in the third quarter to 2% from 2.1% in annual terms, but the experts expected revision of GDP growth to 1.9%.
Consumer spending, which accounts for almost 70% of US GDP last quarter grew by 3% in April-June.
Home sales in the secondary housing market in the U.S. in November fell by 10.5% compared with the previous month – up to 4.76 million homes in equivalent annual rate, the lowest level since April 2014. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg had forecast a decrease of sales of homes in November by 0.2% to 5.35 million annualized.
Shares of Chinese companies traded in Hong Kong rising on Wednesday amid positive news from the brokers and the rise in oil prices, reports Bloomberg.
Futures for Brent oil for February is $36.45 per bbl (+0.9 per cent), the price of WTI is $36,44 per barrel (+0.8 per cent). The prices for the first time in the last 4 years had achieved parity. According to The Wall Street Journal, alignment, oil prices can be a signal of the beginning of market recovery, as the US manufacturers cut production due to low cost, high level of demand.