The Russian stock market shows healthy optimism

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The Russian stock market shows a healthy optimism. Index Masuri continues to rise, as shares of companies belonging to it, are very popular among investors. No wonder, because the leading rating agencies upgraded the rating of Russia.
In this regard, there will be a increase in the cost of future actions. “UWC” will grow by +2,1%, “RUSAL” – by +0,4%, MTS – by +0.9%. “Yandex” also remains in the view of investors and can add +0,4%, “Gazprom” – still up 0.3%.
The securities of the company “Mechel” can get up to +0,3%, “Rosneft” – on +0,2%, “Sberbank” and “VTB Bank” – at +0.3 percent. When you save the current optimism index Mosberg to the end of the week can easily update the historical maximum.
The oil and gas sector is also supporting the ruble. The news that OPEC is planning to create an Alliance led by Russia to control the global oil market creates a strong Foundation for future growth in oil prices.
Wall street ended Monday mixed again, as the uncertainty about trade between the US and China and fears about a new “shutdown” was reflected in the mood. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.21%, the S&P 500 up 0.07 percent and the Nasdaq Composite added 0.13%.
Monday began the second round of trade negotiations between the US and China, but investors are still unsure whether the two countries reach a consensus before March 1. Donald trump has threatened to raise tariffs on Chinese imports to 10%, risking the escalation of a trade dispute, and it is likely to spoil the mood of investors.
However sensitive to the manufacturing industrial sector ended the week with a growth. This contributed to a steady increase in shares of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC), which occurred after the railway company outlined a plan to increase revenue and growth. At the same time in Washington, US lawmakers do not take action to prevent the closing of the second government.
The company Restaurant Brands International (NYSE: QSR), which combines fast food chain Tim Hortons, Burger King and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, closed higher by 1.7% after the earnings report in the fourth quarter. Growth in the energy sector limited the downturn in the broader market. Oil prices in the US fell by 0.6% because of fears that the escalation of the war between the U.S. and China could hurt demand for oil.
Gaidar Hasanov
“International financial center”