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 New Sanctions Hit Russian Stock Market

Moscow stock index falls 2%, and ruble loses ground, after US announces tougher sanctions against Russia for supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Censor.NET reports, citing Guardian Business Live.

Russia CDS trades at 220 (yesterday 184).

The Russian ruble has weakening this morning, losing 0.75% against the US dollar in early trading. One dollar is now worth 34.86 rubles, compared to 34.64 rubles last night.

Read also: US Introduces New Sanctions Against Russia including its Largest Companies

The shares of the following companies and bank are worst hit: Sberbank -3,77% Lukoil -2,15% Rosneft -5,4% Novatek -6% Uralkali -3,41% Surgut -1,88%.

Russian government bonds are weakening this morning; another sign that the latest sanctions from the US may bite.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n294122