The Russian stock market ended trading with a half-percent increase in indices


The Russian stock market, which started trading on an upward trend, ended Tuesday with a half-percent increase in indices.
European stock markets showed a positive mood; the German DAX continued to update highs.
Asian stock markets mostly rose on the back of rather weak trading activity ahead of the New Year holidays.
U.S. index futures were flat. US stock indicators continued to rise after the update of records on Monday.
Oil rose steadily all day amid optimism about new stimulus measures in the United States. Before the close of the Russian stock market for a barrel of Brent gave about $51.4, for WTI – $48.2.
In the morning, the Russian stock market continued to grow against the backdrop of an improvement in the external stock and commodity environment due to the news about the signing of a package of measures by US President Donald Trump to support the American economy; the mosbirzhi and RTS indices rose to the levels of 1.5 weeks ago, while the Magnit (MCX:MGNT) and Sistema securities led the growth.
During the day, the stock market remained optimistic, along with external markets and oil; the RTS index traded at 1,400 points, while Polymetal (MCX:POLY) and Aeroflot (MCX:AFLT) led the growth.
By the evening, the Russian stock market remained optimistic, but slowed down the rise along with external platforms; steel companies ‘ securities fell against the background of the strengthening of the ruble and FAS news about the possible establishment of export duties on steel and rebar.
The mosbirzhi index increased by 0.48% to 3,274.67 points by 18:50 Moscow time.
The RTS index rose by 0.52% to 1,398. 48 points by 18:50 Moscow time.

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