During the day the RTS index fell to the levels of late August

Moscow. December 28. The share market of the Russian Federation in the afternoon on Monday fell to the levels of late August, the RTS index with the decline of Europe and oil, as well as a sharp weakening of the ruble.

By 13:45 Moscow time, the MICEX index amounted to 1729,59 paragraph (-0,3%), RTS index – 753,92 points (-2,5%), ruble prices of most blue chips on the Moscow exchange fell in the range of 1.5%. The dollar jumped to 72,18 ruble (+1.49 per ruble).

The ruble decreased the rate of VTB shares (-1,2%), LUKOIL (-0,04%), “Mobile TeleSystems” (-0,5%), NOVATEK (-0,8%), Norilsk Nickel (-0.1%) and “the pole Gold” (-0,8%), “Rostelecom” (-0,5%), Sberbank (-1.5 per cent), “Surgutneftegaz” (-0,5% and -0,03% “prefs”), “Tatneft” (to -0.02%), “FGC UES” (-0,9%).

The shares of Norilsk Nickel on the stock exchange on Monday closed the register of shareholders for payment of interim dividends from the calculation of “T+2” (the register will officially close on December 30, the dividend will be 321,95 per share).

Grew up the shares of “Gazprom” (+0,2%), Magnit (+0,3%), “Rosneft” (+0,5%).

On Monday in Asia were the mixed dynamics of indices (growth, Japan fell China), Europe decreases (DAX and S&P 350 dipped by 0.2-0.3%, London does not trade), minus U.S. stock futures (contract on the S&P 500 index dipped 0.3 percent) and cheaper oil.

The stock market in Japan has grown, despite the worse than expected statistics on industrial production and retail sales. According to preliminary data, the volume of industrial production in Japan in November fell by 1% compared with October, while experts surveyed by Bloomberg expected a decline of 0.5%. Meanwhile, retail sales in the country last month fell by 1% in monthly and by 2.5% in annual terms. Analysts were expecting a decrease in the first indicator of 0.1%, second – by 1.4%.

Oil sags on the statements of Iran’s intention to raise production, reports Bloomberg. Iran to restore oil supplies to the level observed before the introduction of economic sanctions against the country, is a priority, said the Minister of oil of Iran Bijan Zanganeh. Meanwhile, the head of oil Corporation, Iran’s National Iranian Oil Rokneddin Javadi again confirmed that the country intends to increase oil exports by 500 thousand barrels a day during the week after the lifting of sanctions.

Futures for Brent oil for February is worth $37,23 per barrel (-1,7%), the price of WTI is $37,28 per barrel (-2,2%).