MOEX index surpasses 2,700 points, RTS index adds 0.3%

TASS Russian News Agency | May 19, 2020 at 7:37 AM

MOSCOW, May 19. /TASS/. The MOEX index added 0.3% and reached 2,702.34 points, exceeding the level of 2,700 points for the first time since April 30, 2020.

The RTS index also rose by 0.3% to 1,171.43 points.

As of 10:20 Moscow time, the MOEX index grew by 0.7% to 2,712.36 points, the RTS - by 1.1% to 1,180.52 points.

The Russian stock market is growing after rising oil prices. Thus, the price of the July futures for Brent crude oil on London's ICE rose by 1.2% to $35.22 per barrel. In turn, WTI crude oil reached $32.12 per barrel (+1.5%).