26 Nov 2009 10:52

Russian share prices down as global markets deteriorate

MOSCOW. Nov 26 (Interfax) - Russian share prices are falling on the back of a downturn in the global equity markets, notably Asia, and corrections in U.S. stock index futures and oil prices.

In addition, the ruble is weakening against the Central Bank's dual currency basket.

The MICEX stock index was down 1% to 1299.47 in the first two minutes of trading, and benchmark stocks had fallen 0.4%-1.8%.