12 Nov 2009 10:51

Russian share prices down

MOSCOW. Nov 12 (Interfax) - Russian share prices fell when the markets opened Thursday on the back of a drop in the Asian markets and American stock index futures.

The MICEX stock index fell 0.51% to 1309.49 and the RTS was off 0.37% to 1429.08 in the first minute of trading. Benchmark stocks averaged down 0.1%-1.9%.

However Sberbank prefs resumed growth, up 2.7% to 53.4 rubles a share by 10:39 a.m., following their inclusion in the MSCI Russia index.