MOEX index down 0.23%, RTS index down by 0.05% as trading opens on Wednesday

TASS Russian News Agency | Feb 24, 2021 at 10:01 AM

MOSCOW, February 24. /TASS/. The Russian stock indices declined at the opening of the trading session on the Moscow Exchange on Wednesday.

As of 10:00 Moscow time, the MOEX index decreased by 0.23% and reached 3,426.07 points, while the RTS index edged down by 0.05%, to 1,452.36 points.

By 11:05 Moscow time, the MOEX index lost 0.13% and was at 3,429.42 points, the RTS index added 0.8% and reached 1,466.89 points.

The cost of an April futures contract for Brent crude oil on the ICE Exchange in London grew by 0.11% to $65.44 per barrel. The price of WTI crude oil decreased by 0.2% to $61.53 per barrel.