Moscow Exchange index at opening of trade up over 3500 points, RTS – 1500 points

TASS Russian News Agency | Feb 16, 2021 at 9:22 AM

MOSCOW, February 16. / TASS /. The Russian stock market opened with the growth of stock indices, as of 10:00 Moscow time, the Moscow Exchange index added 0.58% and reached 3502.04 points, exceeding the level of 3500 points for the first time since January 15.

The RTS index rose by 0.55% to 1504.63 points. Thus, the index rose above 1500 points for the first time since January 21. As of 10:33 Moscow time, the growth of the indices has slowed down. Thus, the Moscow Exchange index rose by 0.15% to 3487.16 points, the RTS index by 0.18%, to 1499.09 points.

The cost of the April Brent oil futures contract on the London ICE stock exchange is growing by 0.24% to $ 63.45 per barrel. The WTI crude oil rises in price by 1.12% and is traded at $ 60.05 per barrel.