The Russian stock market opened with a decline of MICEX and RTS by 0.1-0.4%

The Russian stock market opened with a decline of MICEX and RTS by 0.1-0.4%

Moscow. January 6. The Russian stock market opened on Friday, the bipolar dynamics of prices of blue chips amid strengthening of the ruble. Indexes MICEX and RTS per minute bidding dipped by 0.1-0.4 percent, following a sagging global sites.

By 10:01 Moscow time, the MICEX index amounted to 2217,61 points (-0.1%), RTS index – 1175,1 paragraph (-0,4%); ruble prices of most of the major “chips” on “Moscow stock exchange” has changed in the range of 1%.

The dollar fell to 59,29 ruble (ruble -0,16).

The stocks of VTB (down 0.6%), Magnit (-0,5%), “Masuri” (-0,5%), “Surgutneftegaz” (-0.5% and -0.3 percent “preferred shares”), Tatneft (-0,9%). Grown up paper “Mechel” (+0,8%), RUSAL (+0,1%), Sberbank (+0,1%), “Severstal” (+0,4%), “Gazprom oil” (+0,9%).

Indexes in the USA the day before has changed within 0.2% for heterogeneous signals about the us labour market, and disappointing sales data of retailers in the holiday period, according to MarketWatch.

The U.S. labor Department on Friday will publish official unemployment data for December. The consensus forecast of experts polled by MarketWatch suggests the growth in the number of jobs in the American economy last month on 183 thousand

On Friday in Asia is dominated by the decrease of the index (sank Japan and China), minus U.S. stock futures (contract on the S&P 500 index dipped 0.1%) and cheaper oil after rising on the eve of the data about reduction of stocks in the United States, as well as information on production cuts by Saudi Arabia.

The cost of the March futures for Brent crude by 10:01 Moscow time on Friday amounted to $56,71 for the barrel (-0,3% and +0,8% on Friday), the February price of WTI – $53,62 per barrel (-0.3 percent).

Saudi Arabia reportedly cut oil production by not less than 486 thousand barrels per day (b/d) Oct 2016, reported the newspaper The Wall Street Journal informed source.