The Russian stock market ended trading in the red under the pressure of falling oil and negative conditions on the world capital markets.
Equities in Japan and Australia declined on Friday amid sluggish trading, while South Korea, mainland China and Hong Kong were closed for the holidays.
Stock Europe was trading in the red, and stock America began trading on a downtrend on news that US President Trump and his wife tested positive for COVID-19. The news has heightened uncertainty over the elections, an event that is already weighing on the market and raising concerns among traders who are trying to assess the likely consequences.
The decline in oil prices slowed down somewhat by the evening. At the same time, oil may show a second consecutive weekly decline.
The Moscow Exchange index fell by 1.29% – to 2852.42 points.
The RTS index fell 2.25% to 1148.07 points.