The MICEX index broke below 1640 points on the background of the collapse of oil


Moscow. January 15. The share market of the Russian Federation in the afternoon on Friday has accelerated the decline following the collapse of oil pushed to $30 per barrel, the MICEX index broke through its support of 1650 points and went below 1640 points, despite a sharp weakening of the ruble.

13:35 Moscow time the MICEX index amounted to 1637,58 paragraph (of -2.6%) – minimum 2 October 2015, the RTS index has fallen to a 665,7 point (-3,9%) – a new low since December 2014, the ruble prices of most blue chips on the Moscow exchange decreased by 4.2%. The dollar grew to ruble 77,52 (+1,47 rubles).

The ruble decreased the rate of VTB shares (-2,3%), Gazprom (-2.3 per cent), “Gazprom oil” (-1,2%), LUKOIL (-2,7%), “Magnet” (-3,6%), “Mobile TeleSystems” (-1,3%), NOVATEK (is -3.5 per cent), “NorNickel” (of -2.6%), “Polyus Gold” (term and 1.9%), Rosneft (-2%), “Rostelecom” (-2%), Sberbank (-4.2% mom), “Surgutneftegaz” (-2,7%), Tatneft (-2,2%), “FGC UES” (-2,4%).

Indexes in the U.S. rose by 1.4-1.7 per cent, but on Friday fell Asia led by China, minus Europe (FTSE, S&P 350, DAX sank 1.3 to 1.6%), U.S. stock futures (contract on the S&P 500 index fell by 1.8%) and falls of oil in anticipation of the lifting of sanctions with Iran.

According to published Friday in the official data, the total volume of financing (including Bank loans, off balance sheet loans and placement of stocks and bonds) in China in December of 2015 has shown the maximum growth from June. Meanwhile, the figures for new Bank loans and aggregate money supply M2 was worse than market expectations.

Leading economists predict growth of the us economy in 2016, but because of the deteriorating conditions in a number of countries that are major trading partners of the USA, the rate of growth may slow down, shows conducted in January by The Wall Street Journal survey of 76 experts. U.S. GDP will grow this year by 2.5%, now expect the average economists (in the past year, their expectations were higher and amounted to about 3%), while the pace of new job creation will slow with 202 thousand per month in the beginning of the year to 180 thousand at the end when the reduction in unemployment to 4.7% by December 2016.

The EU Council yesterday adopted a decision to extend until 28 January 2016 the current suspension of certain EU restrictive measures against Iran under the Joint plan of action from November 2013, according to a press release issued by the press service of the Council in Brussels.

Futures for Brent oil for March on Friday fell to $29,55 per barrel (-4,3%), the price of WTI is $to 30.44 per barrel (from -5.2%).