Russian market indexes ended the trading session on Orthodox Maundy Thursday with mixed dynamics.
Merck, Caterpillar and McDonald’s – all reporting first quarter figures.
The MOEX index added 0.87% and reached 3,609.38 points, the RTS index rose by 1.18% to 1,526.91 points.
The dollar-to-ruble exchange rate dropped by 1.25 kopecks compared to the closing level of previous trading and amounted to 74.4 rubles at the opening of trading on the Moscow Exchange on Thursday.
The ruble-denominated MOEX Russia Index lost 0.62% to 3,578.12 points on Orthodox Spy Wednesday by the close of business.
Shareholders of the Moscow Exchange resolve to allocate 21.5 bln rubles ($287.9 mln) or 9.45 rubles ($0.13) per ordinary share to dividends, the Exchange says on Wednesday.
Deutsche Bank shares rallied on Wednesday after the German bank reported its highest quarterly profit in seven years.
Russian stocks opened higher on Wednesday as the MOEX Index rose by 0.23% to 3,608.89 points, while the RTS Index edged up by 0.11% to 1,517.74 points.
U.S. equity futures are trading lower ahead of a decision on monetary policy from the Federal Reserve.
The dollar rose by 2.5 kopecks to 74.92 rubles at the opening of trading on the Moscow Exchange on Wednesday.