Russian market indexes ended the trading session on Friday in the red because of worsened international background.
Kiev has handed over to Moscow a list of 22 people detained in Russia, asking for their release, the Ukrainian presidential office said on Friday.
The Russian stock indices started trading with growth on Friday.
The Bank of Russia sold 5.7 bln rubles ($77.4 mln) worth of foreign exchange on the domestic market with settlements on August 6 as part of preventive measures curbing volatility, the regulator reported Friday.
As of 10:10 am, the dollar exchange rate was trading at 73.66 rubles (+0.52%), while the euro was trading at 87.245 rubles (+0.25%).
Australian shares retreated on Friday, with miners leading losses, as heightened coronavirus-induced restrictions following a second wave of infections stoked fears of further economic damage and unemployment.
SINGAPORE shares opened lower on Friday, as lender OCBC Bank posted a larger-than-expected fall in Q2 net profit.
Asian shares tumbled on Friday after US President Donald Trump ratcheted up already-heightened tensions with Beijing by banning US transactions with China’s tech giant Tencent as well as ByteDance, the owner of video-sharing app TikTok.
Australian shares closed lower on Friday after the central bank downgraded its outlook for the national economy and as a US ban on transactions with China’s ByteDance and Tencent heightened tensions between the world’s leading economies.
THE Straits Times Index (STI) fell 13.59 points or 0.53 per cent to 2,545.51 on Friday as US president Donald Trump’s growing attack on the Chinese tech sector sent Asian stock indices lower, while punters continued to hope for a US stimulus package to keep the global economic recovery on track.