Moscow. December 29. The shares opened on Tuesday mixed dynamics of prices of blue chips on the background of stabilization of oil, growth stock Asia and the weakening of the ruble; indexes MICEX and RTS per minute bidding added 0.03 to 0.2%, but fell Norilsk Nickel after the cut-off before the public registry of shareholders for payment of interim dividends.
By 10:01 Moscow time, the MICEX index amounted to 1734,62 points (+0.2%), RTS index – 756,26 points (+0,03%), ruble prices of most blue chips on the Moscow exchange has changed within 0.5%. The dollar at the start of the session rose to 72,35 ruble (+0.13 per ruble).
Increased ruble share price “Gazprom” (+0,5%), “Gazprom oil” (+0,1%), LUKOIL (+0,5%), Magnit (+0,5%), “Mobile TeleSystems” (+0,5%), NOVATEK (+0,4%), Rosneft (+0,4%), Sberbank (+0,5%), “Surgutneftegaz” (+0,1%), “FGC UES” (+0,4%).
Shares fell Norilsk Nickel (-2.5 per cent, to 9120 rubles, the dividend will be 321,95 per share), VTB (-0.1%) and “Rostelecom” (-0,3%), Tatneft (-0,1%).
Indexes in the U.S. declined by 0.1-0.2%, on Tuesday in Asia positive dynamics prevails (grow Japan and China), plus U.S. stock futures (contract on the S&P 500 rose 0.1%) and stabilized oil.
The European markets are again waiting for a shorter working week. Thursday, December 31, markets Germany and Italy will be closed and trading in London, Madrid and Paris will be completed earlier than usual. Friday, January 1, will be non-working day across Europe.
On Monday, the markets returned to concerns about the sustainability of the Chinese economy. The profits of industrial companies in China fell in November for the sixth consecutive month, the decline was 1.4% in annual terms. Chinese stock index Shanghai Composite on December 28, lost 2.6 percent – the highest since the end of November.
Oil prices stabilized after a heavy fall early in the week. Futures for Brent oil for February is $36,7 per barrel (+0.2% and -3,4% yesterday), the price of WTI is $36,94 per barrel (+0,4%).
Saudi Arabia on Monday released a budget for next year in which the planned reduction of expenses by almost 14% due to low oil prices.