“The Russian stock market started the week with declines in anticipation of US sanctions

– The Russian stock market started the week with declines in anticipation of the announcement of the US new anti-Russian sanctions over alleged Russian involvement in the production and use of chemical weapons in Syria; index Mosberg rolled in district 2140 points, led by shares of Sberbank and shares of steel in the head of “Norilsk Nickel” and “RUSAL” .

At the end of trading the index Mosberg made 2143,67 points (-1.5%), the RTS index – 1085,16 points (-1,8%), the dynamics of ruble prices of the main “chips” on “Moscow exchange” is bipolar in the range of 6.2% to the weakening of the ruble.

The dollar rose to 62,19 RUB/$1 (+0.14 ruble), the day rate has sagged to the 61,64 RUB/$1.

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Led the rollback of the shares (-6,2% -4,5% “preferred shares”), Norilsk Nickel (-5,6%), “Rusala” (-5,6%), Raspadskaya (-3,6%), “Magnitogorsk metallurgical combine” (down 2.2%), NOVATEK (down 2.2%), “Bashneft” (1.6 million%), Russian grids (1.6 million%), “Novolipetsk metallurgical combine” (-1,4%), Mechel (-1,3% -1,9% “preferred shares”).

Rose of the action “Severstal” (+1.6 percent, to 895 rubles) – the Board of Directors recommended to pay dividends for the first quarter is based 38,32 per share (for the fourth quarter of recommendations on dividends was $ 27.72 per share). The Board of Directors of Severstal has approved a new dividend policy with reference to net cash flow (FCF) of the company and its subsidiaries calculated in accordance with IFRS on a quarterly basis. The company ratio net debt/EBITDA below 0.5 x can distribute, as quarterly dividends over 100% of FCF, the message “Severstal”.

The Supervisory Council of VTB (+1.8% to 5,179 penny) recommended increasing dividend payments per ordinary share nearly tripled, to 0,345 penny at the end of 2017, follows from the materials of the state Bank. The last three years, dividends on ordinary shares of the Bank remained at the level 0,117 penny.

Also increased the shares of “inter RAO” (+2,9%), “Gazprom oil” (+1,8%), “Masuri” (+0,9%), ALROSA (+0.8%) and reached historical highs “preferred shares” “Tatneft” (+4.6% to 450 rubles).

In Asia on Monday, the dynamics of indices was mixed (grown Japan, sank 1.6% China), sags Europe (DAX, FTSE lose 0,4-0,9%), but returned to growth America (S&P 500 index rising 0.7%) after the U.S. airstrikes on Syria.

This week the attention of participants of foreign markets focused on financial results and statements of the heads of the Federal reserve system (FRS) and to a lesser extent, on changes in the geopolitical situation. Among the first persons of fed speakers in the coming days, included John Williams, who will soon take the post of head of the Federal reserve Bank of new York.

Oil is adjusted due to lock in profits after the market growth to its highest level since the end of 2014. The cost of June futures on Brent 18:50 GMT on Monday amounted to $71,62 per barrel (-1,3%), the June price of WTI – $66,39 per barrel (-1,3%).

Last week the rise in oil prices was the highest in eight months. June Brent crude rose by 8,2%, WTI – by 8.6%. On Friday, the price increase was supported by a positive report by the International energy Agency and the intensity of the situation around Syria.

As it became known from the message of oilfield services company Baker Hughes, the number of operational oil installations in the U.S. last week increased by 7 units compared with a week earlier, hitting a new high since the beginning of 2015, up to 815 drilling. Relative to the same week in 2017, the rise amounted to 132 units.

As analyst GK “InstaForex” Igor Kovalyov, the negative side of the Syrian problem has no significant impact on the domestic stock market, which focused on the issue of sanctions: countermeasures of Moscow and the new restrictions from Washington.

The threat of new sanctions from the US provoked the collapse of the shares of “RUSAL”, which fell to a new historic low on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Impressive drawdown show papers “Polymetal” (-5,9%), who closed the deal to acquire 45% stake in a silver Deposit “the Forecast” from the company Polar. The transaction closed on April 13 after obtaining the approval of the regulator.

The unveiling of the new sanctions may result in the sale of individual securities and in General to worsen the mood on the Russian stock market. Support from the commodity segment is not there – Brent is adjusted after 5 days of growth amid partial profit taking.

The total trading volume in shares from the calculation of the index Mosberg per day made 72,616 billion rubles (39,539 billion roubles had on ordinary shares).

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