The Federal Reserve on Sunday released a list of roughly 750 companies, including Apple, Walmart and ExxonMobil, whose corporate bonds it will purchase in the coming months in an effort to keep borrowing costs low and smooth the flow of credit.
Surprise interest rate cut last week.
The euro exchange rate added 0.9% on Moscow Exchange on Monday compared with the previous closing to 79.01 rubles.
The dollar grew by 0.3% and reached 70.02 rubles on the Moscow Exchange.
The Bank of Russia sold 10.3 bln rubles ($147.23 mln) worth of foreign exchange on the domestic market with settlements on June 25 as part of preventive measures curbing volatility, the regulator reported Friday.
The MOEX index lost 0.4% and reached the level of 2,749.54 points, the RTS index decreased by 0.5% to 1,241 points.
The dollar-to-ruble rate rose by 0.1% to 69.84 rubles, the euro rose to 0.3% 78.58 rubles at the opening of trading on the Moscow Exchange on Monday.
Two people have died and three have sustained injuries as a result of a grenade exploding outside the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in Karachi, the GEO TV channel reported on Monday.
During the coronavirus pandemic Russia’s top lender Sberbank did not register a considerable outflow of retail deposits, but saw a temporary lack of foreign currency due to a high demand in it and problems with its delivery to Russia, Sberbank CEO Herman Gref in an interview with TASS.
SINGAPORE shares fell alongside Asian equity markets on Monday following a resurgence of Covid-19 infections, notably in the United States.