Russian stocks open higher on Wed; MICEX index up 0.6%
MOSCOW. Oct 7 (Interfax) - Russian stocks opened higher on Wednesday amid gains on exchanges abroad and higher oil prices.
The MICEX index was up 0.59% to 1,227.69 points as of 10:31 a.m. and the RTS index rose 0.13% to 1,272.22 points.
Advancers included Gazprom - up 0.5% on MICEX, VTB - up 0.5%, Lukoil - up 0.7%, MMC Norilsk Nickel - up 0.7%, Rostelecom - up 0.2%, Rosneft - up 0.4%, Gazprom Neft - up 1.4%, Surgutneftegas - up 0.9%, Tatneft - up 1%, Sberbank Russia - up 0.4% and Polyus Gold - up 1%.
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