The MICEX index for the first time reached the milestone of 2000 points

The MICEX index for the first time reached the milestone of 2000 points


Moscow. 2 Sep. The MICEX index, one of the main Russian stock indicators, on Friday once again renewed its historical maximum against the background of rise in price of oil and for the first time reached the psychological milestone of 2000 points.

16:18 Moscow time a new peak value of the MICEX index amounted to 2000,07 points (+1.2 percent).

The RTS index grew up to this hour to 963,05 points (+1.9 per cent) against the background of strengthening of the ruble – dollar exchange rate fell to 65.4 rubles (-0,52 rubles).

Historical maximum on Friday also updated ordinary shares – PIK transactions amounted to 145,69 rubles (+1%).

The growth of the stock market increased along with the increase in oil prices after the U.S. weak statistics on the labor market in August, reducing expectations of a rate hike in September.

Thus, the number of new jobs outside agriculture in the USA in August increased by 151 thousand with expectations of an increase to 180 thousand after the July jump by 255 thousand, which was revised to 275 thousand increase in the US Unemployment rate remained at the August level of 4.9% with forecasts for a decline to 4.8%.

The November futures for Brent oil rose to $of 46.39 per barrel (+2.1%) that the price of WTI was $43,99 per barrel (+1.9 percent).

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