The Russian stock market, which opened with a decline, ended Friday in the red.
European stock markets showed a contradictory mood at the beginning of trading, then traded on a downtrend.
Stock Asia completed trading with multidirectional changes.
Futures on US indices were up in the morning, then declined. American stock indicators declined at the beginning of trading, but later corrected to increase.
Oil, which had slightly added in price in the morning, went down in the afternoon. Before the close of the Russian stock market, Brent was given $ 41.6 per barrel, and about $ 40 for WTI.
In the morning, an attempt by the Russian stock market to rise following oil and US indices was restrained by falling shares of Gazprom (MCX: GAZP) on groundless rumors about a possible cut in dividends; against this background and the strengthening of the ruble, the Moscow Exchange index sank to the area of 2900 points.
During the day, the stock market declined along with Europe and futures in the United States amid fears of introducing new restrictive measures due to the increase in the incidence of coronavirus in the world; the leaders of the pullback were Gazprom securities.
By the evening, the stock market remained under selling pressure amid negative signals from external markets due to fears of introducing new restrictive measures in connection with the increase in the incidence of coronavirus in the world; the leaders of the rollback were still Gazprom securities.
The Moscow Exchange index by 18:50 Moscow time fell by 0.55% and amounted to 2896.83 points.
The RTS index by 18:50 Moscow time fell by 2.04% – to 1164.68 points.