27 Jul 2010 10:54

MICEX trading opens with share-price gains, index rises 0.1%

MOSCOW. July 27 (Interfax) - Share-trading on the MICEX stock exchange opened on Tuesday with blue chip price rises and the MICEX index rising 0.09% to 1398.22 points right away.

The RTS index was up 0.31% at 1472.25 points by 10:31 a.m. Moscow time, and most benchmark shares had rising within 0.5%. RTS futures were up 2.2 points against the underlying asset.

VTB was up 0.3% on the MICEX, Norilsk Nickel had gained 0.2%, Polyus Gold 0.1%, Rosneft 0.2%, Rostelecom 0.4%, Tatneft 0.3%.

Surgutneftegas was down 0.3%, however, and Gazprom , Lukoil , and Sberbank of Russia were unchanged from Monday.