Moscow. December 24. The shares opened on Thursday a further increase of prices of blue chips behind plushouse oil, indexes MICEX and RTS per minute bidding index gained 0.2-0.7 percent, and a deterrent to ruble-denominated MICEX indicator is the strengthening of the ruble.
By 10:01 Moscow time, the MICEX index amounted to 1749,91 points (+0.2%), RTS index – 790,73 points (+0,7%), 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 69,65 of the ruble (ruble -0,16).
Increased rouble value of the shares of VTB (+0,03%), “Gazprom” (+0,2%), LUKOIL (+0,2%), “Mobile TeleSystems” (+0,02%), “Norilsk Nickel” (+0,2%), “Polyus Gold” (+2,2%), “Rosneft” (+0,2%), Sberbank (+0,5%), “Surgutneftegaz” (+0,2%), Tatneft (+0,02%), “FGC UES” (+0,2%).
Sank the shares of “Magnet” (-0,3%), NOVATEK (-0.2 percent), Rostelecom (-0,3%), “prefs” of “Surgutneftegaz” (-0,5%).
Indexes in the USA have the day before grown more than on 1%, in Asia on Thursday negative dynamics prevails, minus U.S. stock futures (contract on the S&P 500 slipped 0.1%), but keeps the positive momentum the oil.
The income of the U.S. population has increased by 0.3% compared with the previous month, while the average forecast of analysts surveyed by Bloomberg, had expected a 0.2% increase. Costs of Americans in November rose by 0.3% compared with October, which was the biggest increase in 3 months.
The consumer confidence index in the U.S. in December rose to the highest in 5 months, 92.6 per item from November’s level to 91.3 per item, according to final data, University of Michigan, which calculates this indicator. Preliminary data has indicated the increase of the indicator to 91.8 points, and analysts polled by Bloomberg, expected revision of the index up to 92 points.
In Japan on Thursday increased mining shares and oil companies on the background of the rise of commodity prices, while exporters declined in connection with the strengthening of the yen against the U.S. dollar.
Oil yesterday rose more than 5% on OPEC forecast implies a rise in the prices of the oil cartel up to $80 per barrel by 2020, as well as on data from the U.S. Department of energy on the reduction of commodity stocks in the country at 6 million barrels. Futures for Brent crude for February on Thursday worth $37,67 per barrel (+0,8%), the price of WTI is $37,73 per barrel (+0,6%).
On Thursday, on the eve of Christmas, will be closed on exchange in Germany and Italy, whereas trading in the U.S., the UK, France and Spain will be carried out in a mode of shortened days. Most European trading venues, except London, will resume on December 28.