Russian stocks slide due to discouraging global environment - All News - PRIME Business News Agency - All News Politics Economy Business Wire Financial Wire Oil Gas Chemical Industry Power Industry Metals Mining Pulp Paper Agro Commodities Transport Automobile Construction Real Estate Telecommunications Engineering Hi-Tech Consumer Goods Retail Calendar Our Features Interviews Opinions Press Releases

Russian stocks slide due to discouraging global environment

MOSCOW, Apr 16 (PRIME) -- The Russian stock market edged down on Monday discouraged by a threat of new U.S. sanctions against domestic chemicals producers, correcting oil and a negative global environment, analysts said.

The MOEX Russia Index slid 1.45% to 2,143.67 and the RTS sagged 1.75% to 1,085.16.

УSellers dominated on the Russian stock market. Partially, the external background was responsible for it as European indices were seen in the red territory. Crude demonstrated negative dynamics, too. And finally, the U.S. may announce new restrictions against Russian legal entities and individuals,Ф Otkritie Broker analyst Andrei Kochetkov said.

On April 15, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said that on Monday the U.S. would blacklist the Russian companies that supplied technologies to Syria.

The U.S. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed later that the government was considering new sanctions against Russia following an alleged chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma and that a decision will be made soon.

Senior analyst at Freedom Finance Bogdan Zvarich said that precious metals producer Polymetal International, metals giant Norilsk Nickel and top lender Sberbank were the market outsiders losing over 5.5%.

The ruble failed to rise despite a statement of Igor Dmitriyev, director of the central bankТs monetary policy department, that the regulator had removed all limits for a possible increase of the key rate, so it may go up from 7.25% annually on April 27 to support the national currency.

Below are the MOEX Russia IndexТs five most active stocks on Monday:

Company Change, % Last price, rbl Trading volume, bln rbl
Sberbank -6.17% 192.06 39.539
Norilsk Nickel -5.62% 9900 5.881
Gazprom -0.76% 141.5 3.773
Sberbank -4.47% 172.59 3.552
Lukoil -0.26% 3892 2.938

(61.4311 rubles Ц U.S. $1)


16.04.2018 19:43
Share |
To report an error select text and press Ctrl+Enter
Central Bank Official Rate
1W 1M 1Y
EUR 75.7761 +0.3947 19 dec
USD 66.7454 +0.1246 19 dec
Stock Market Indices
1D 1W 1M 1Y
rtsi 1101.76 -0.39 11:18 19 dec
micex 2348.24 -0.09 11:18 19 dec
Stock Quotes in RUR
1D 1W 1M 1Y
gazp 152.60 +0.47 11:01 19 dec
lkoh 4905.00 -0.41 11:01 19 dec
rosn 411.85 -0.07 11:01 19 dec
sber 185.73 -0.47 11:01 19 dec
MICEX Ruble Trading
1D 1W 1M 1Y
EURTD 76.5000 +0.2600 11:03 19 dec
USDTD 67.1325 +0.1825 11:03 19 dec