Russia suggests setting up international coalition for demining operations in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 1:08
One person dies in fire at gunpowder factory in Russia's KazanWorld March 24, 21:47
Russia's 'Gentlefan' baton passed on to Krasnodar ahead of Cote d’Ivoire friendlySport March 24, 21:34
Brazil’s football star Carlos: Germany, Portugal to meet in 2017 Confederations Cup finalSport March 24, 20:45
Belarus to stamp on any conflict unleashed as in Ukraine, president saysWorld March 24, 19:41
Russia to stage best ever edition of FIFA Confederations Cup this year — Brazil’s CarlosSport March 24, 19:28
Jehovah’s Witnesses say they have no suspension orders from Justice Ministry yetSociety & Culture March 24, 19:10
Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on National Guard base in ChechnyaWorld March 24, 18:51
Eurovision organizers set to find solution for Russia's contestant to perfom in KievWorld March 24, 18:46
MOSCOW, August 25 (Itar-Tass) —— Stock market trading in Moscow today closed moderately lower. The MICEX index closed 1.31 percent lower at 1,442.51 points, and the RTS index, 1.08 percent lower at 1,583.97 points.
The top gainers of the day were preferred shares of Transneft (3.56 percent), the leaders of downfall, shares of the Magnit retail chain (-9.09 percent) and OGK-3 (-5.99 percent).
In the first half of the day the Russian stock market was trying to continue the growth that began on Wednesday. After the publication of unfavorable macroeconomic data it developed a rapid fall, but in the afternoon rose into the "green zone."
"The data on unemployment in the U.S. confirm that the global economy is slowing down, all fear recession and therefore sell assets, so Russian shares get cheaper. The bond market is full of uncertainty," said the managing director of the MDM management company, Pavel Krapchitov. The head of the analytical department at the investment company IT Invest Prospect, Alexander Potavin, says the uncertain dynamics of trading in Europe leaves no chance for growth on Russian floors. He said that on Thursday afternoon Russian stock indexes were near zero marks. The MICEX average was up to the week’s high, reaching 1,480 points. However, the uncertain dynamics of trading in Europe stalled the uptrend.