Moscow. June 15. INTERFAX.RU – the Russian stock Market on Thursday, after the daily peak of panic sales on the news about the toughening of US anti-Russian sanctions and the lack of optimism during the “Direct line with Vladimir Putin” in the evening played a large part of the losses; the turnover of shares on the “Mosbirzhe” was a record December in 2014.
At the end of trading, the MICEX index amounted to 1817,82 points (-1,1%, at least day – 1774,56 points, the lowest since February 2016), the RTS index – 991,96 points (-2,2%), the lowest level since November 2016; ruble prices of most of the major “chips” on “Moscow exchange” ( reduced by 1-4%.
The dollar rose to 57,72 rubles (RUB 0.28).
The U.S. Senate yesterday approved an amendment providing for a tightening of anti-Russian sanctions and prohibits the President alone to mitigate further restrictive measures against Russia.
In addition, on Thursday it became known that the EU Council on foreign Affairs meeting in Luxembourg on 19 June, will extend for one year (until June 23, 2018) restrictive measures taken in response to the “illegal annexation” of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. This is stated in the documents distributed on Thursday in Brussels for the meeting of the Council of foreign Ministers of the EU.
Russian President Vladimir Putin during a “straight line” said the new anti-Russian sanctions appeared on “scratch” and are the result of the political struggle in the United States, this is not normal, and any good they will not. According to Vladimir Putin, the sanctions affected the Russian economy, but stronger to reflect the world situation.
The leaders of the rollback performed action “Masuri” (-4,4%), Russian grids (-2%), RUSAL (-3,3%), “RusHydro” (down 2.3%), Sberbank (and 2.8% and -2.9 percent “preferred shares”), AFK “System” (-4,1%), “FGC UES” (-3,3%).
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Increased shares of “Gazprom” (+0,1%), “Severstal” (+1,1%), “preferred shares” “Surgutneftegaz” (+0,5%).