At the opening of trading on the Moscow stock exchange today, March 10, the dollar rose to 72 rubles 77 kopeks, Euro up to 82 rubles 60 kopecks. The RTS index — minus of 13.57%.
As reports “Says Moscow”, the Action “Rosneft” have fallen by 12.2%, “Gazprom” — by 12.8%, “LUKOIL” — on 14%. Securities of the savings Bank has opened bids to fall by 13.1%, VTB — on 11,7%. “Nornikel” has fallen by 4.3%, “ALROSA” — on 8,5%.
As reported “Interfax”, the Bank of Russia today will hold a REPO auction “fine tune” the 500 billion after exchange rate fluctuations and the prices of financial assets. Also, the Central Bank increased the limit on operations “a currency swap” to provide a U.S. deadline of “today” up to $5 billion.
In addition, “Gazprom” joined the efforts of the financial authorities of the Russian Federation in support of rouble in the conditions of the collapse in oil prices. The Bloomberg Agency with reference to Deputy Chairman of the monopoly of Famila Sadigov said that the company resumes regular sale of foreign currency on the Russian market. The planned volume of currency sales “Gazprom” in the message is not given.
Recall, the price of Brent crude oil immediately after the opening of trading on March 9 fell by more than 30%. This happened after Russia and Saudi Arabia have not come to a new agreement within OPEC+ on the limitation of oil production.
The securities of Russian companies on the London stock exchange (LSE) fell to 9-26% after falling oil prices and the declining value of the stock of foreign issuers. Trading on exchanges in the United States was halted for 15 minutes after they opened fall of indexes on 7%. Both brands of oil yesterday updated the lows in four years, falling by about 30%.
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