The RTS index fell below 1,000 points for the first time since November of 2016

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya in fotobanka the Moscow exchange. Archival photoThe RTS index fell below 1,000 points for the first time since November of 2016© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya the image Bank

The RTS index for the first time since November 2016 fell below 1000 points, this happened on the background of increasing the base rate of FRS of USA and the decision of the Senate, which approved the extension of sanctions against Russia.

According to data from the Moscow exchange, MICEX index on Thursday dropped to 10.31 and a half per cent (1811 points), and RTS index — on 2,1% (up to 993 points).

Analysts say the fall of many «blue chips». For example, the cheaper the shares of Sberbank, VTB, «Rosneft» NOVATEK, «Gazprom oil» «Gazprom» and «Transneft», which fell under the new us restrictions.

Additional pressure on securities, according to experts, provided the decision of the Federal reserve to raise the basic interest rate up to 1-1. 25 percent.

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