Moscow. July 12. INTERFAX.RU – the Russian stock Market opened Wednesday, rising prices blue chips on the background of oil has risen in price after the release of statistics on stocks of raw materials in the United States, indexes MICEX and RTS per minute bidding gained 0.3-0.6 percent.
10:01 the MICEX index amounted to 1942,82 points (+0,3%), RTS index – 1007,96 points (+0,6%); ruble prices of most of the major “chips” on “Moscow stock exchange” has grown by less than 1 percent.
The dollar dipped to 60.71 rouble (ruble -0,06).
The growth in the lead ruble shares of “Mechel” (+1,2%), NOVATEK (+0.6 per cent), “Rosneft” (+0,8%), Russian grids (+0,7%), RUSAL (+0,7%), “FGC UES” (+0,9%).
The stocks of AFK Sistema (-3,5%) due to the cutoff of dividends on the exchange (subject to the calculations of “T+2”), “preferred shares” “Surgutneftegaz” (-0,4%) and Tatneft (-0.7 PCT).
Wednesday, the oil becomes more expensive on the statistics of the American petroleum Institute (API) on the reduction of commodity stocks of oil in the USA from 8.1 million barrels per week (expected a decline of 2.9 million barrels).
The cost of the September futures for Brent crude by 10:01 on Wednesday amounted to $48,18 per barrel (+1.4% and +1.4 per cent before), in August the price of WTI is $45,77 for barrel (+1.6% and +1.4% in Tuesday).
According to preliminary estimates, OPEC production increased in June compared to the previous month, mainly due to Nigeria and Libya, are exempt from participation in the agreement OPEC+. Experts S&P Global Platts estimated June oil production of OPEC at the level 32,49 million barrels per day.
On Wednesday the focus will be the beginning of a two-day speech George.Yellen in the U.S. Congress. In addition, there are data on employment in great Britain, monthly report of OPEC, will be presented the figures of the trade balance of the Russian Federation, data of U.S. Department of energy reserves and oil production.