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Russian stocks decline pressured by negative global background

MOSCOW, Mar 19 (PRIME) -- The Russian stock market edged down on Monday pressured by a negative foreign environment, analysts said.

The MOEX Russia Index fell 0.56% to 2,281.72 and the RTS dropped 1.04% to 1,241.28.

УThe Russian stock market declined moderatelyЕ The external background looked negative while Vladimir PutinТs victory in the presidential election was predictable so triggered no investor reaction,Ф Forex Club analyst Ivan Marchena said.

According to the Central Election Commission, Putin yielded 76.67% of votes after processing of 99.8% of ballots and is followed by the Communist Party candidate Pavel Grudinin, the analyst added.

Yevgenia Abramovich, head of the currency risks analysis department at Swiss brokerage house Dukascopy Bank S.A, agreed that the global environment looked negative due to rising concerns about a possible tightening of the U.S. monetary policy. The U.S. stock exchanges were also driven down by media reports about alleged Facebook data misuse during President Donald TrumpТs campaign.

Multi-industry holding Sistema added 1.79% to 11.91 rubles on the news that the Arbitration Court of the republic of Bashkortostan had lifted injunction on the holdingТs assets under a 131.6 billion ruble case filed by oil major Rosneft.

Power producer Enel Russia outperformed the market thanks to strong IFRS financial results demonstrating doubling of net profit to 8.6 billion rubles. The stock soared 2.48 % to 1.572 rubles.

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

Company Change, % Last price, rbl Trading volume, bln rbl
Sberbank -0.45% 255 10.847
Gazprom -0.77% 139.91 3.053
Magnit +0.67% 4990 2.910
Rosneft -1.03% 316 2.666
Lukoil -1.54% 3815 2.234

(57.4942 rubles Ц U.S. $1)


19.03.2018 19:43
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