MICEX stock index gains 1.7% at open on Thurs
MOSCOW. July 23 (Interfax) - Russian stocks opened higher on Thursday amid positive trends on U.S. stock and oil futures.
The MICEX index was up 1.7% to 997.01 points as of 10:31 a.m.
Advancers included Gazprom - up 1.9%, VTB - up 1.1%, Lukoil - up 1.7%, MMC Norilsk Nickel - up 1.8%, Tatneft - up 2.4%, Rosneft - up 1.4%, Gazprom Neft - up 1.9%, Polyus Gold - up 2.1%, Surgutneftegas - up 1.7% and Sberbank Russia - up 2.4%.
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