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Russian stocks rise on improved global moods, high oil

MOSCOW, Apr 5 (PRIME) -- Russian stocks increased on Thursday backed by growth of oil prices and improvement of global moods, analysts said.

The MOEX Russia Index rose 1.35% to 2,296.25 and the RTS increased 1.05% to 1,253.47.

УOn Thursday, the Russian market follows external signals. Positive moods in Europe and the U.S., as well as oil around U.S. $68 (per barrel) help the market to maintain a significant plus,Ф Otkritie Broker analyst Andrei Kochetkov said.†

Veles Capital analyst Alexei Adonin said the foreign background could be described as positive on Thursday. УChinese markets were closed on holidays, while Western traded in a good plus Ц European indices were adding up to 3% and the U.S. by up to 1.5%,Ф he said.

Metals and mining company Mechel was among outsiders falling by 4.26% after reporting that its net profit fell to 443 million rubles in OctoberЦDecember 2017 from 6.12 billion rubles in JulyЦSeptember, as calculated under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Hydropower giant RusHydro added 2.01% after saying that it plans to spend 443 billion rubles on investments in 2018Ц2023, Kochetkov said.

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

Company Change, % Last price, rbl Trading volume, bln rbl
Sberbank +2.47 262.00 13.716
VTB +3.02 0.05395 3.608
Gazprom +0.23 140.50 2.881
Rosneft +0.95 322.65 2.604
Lukoil +1.29 3990.00 2.450

(57.7646 rubles Ц U.S. $1)


05.04.2018 19:17
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