The collapse on Russian stock exchanges after reports of referendums

A significant collapse is noted on Russian stock exchanges after news of “referendums” in the Ukrainian territories of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions seized by Russia.

As writes “Interfax”, the Moscow Exchange index – one of the main Russian stock indicators, on Tuesday afternoon, for the first time since the end of August, fell below 2300 points. By 14:53 Moscow Exchange index was 2284.64 points (-6%), RTS index – 1200.92 points (-5.6%). “The prices of the majority of blue chips on the Moscow Exchange fell by 10.7%.” Later it became known that the Moscow Exchange index broke through the bar of 2200 points at the auction on Tuesday.

The rollback leaders on Tuesday are receipts: TCS Group (-10.7%), shares of NOVATEK (-9.4%), Yandex (-8.7%), LUKOIL (-8.6% ), OZON receipts (-8.1%), papers of Surgutneftegaz (-8%), AFK Sistema (-7.9%), Polymetal (-7.3%), Gazprom Neft (-7 .1%), Inter RAO (-6.5%), Gazprom (-6.1%), ALROSA (-5.7%), Rosneft (-5.2%), Sberbank (-5.2% and -5.2% prefs), VTB (-5.1%), Moscow Exchange (-5%), MMK (-5%), UC Rusal (- 5%), Aeroflot (-4.4%), Severstal (-4.2%).

In addition to “tightening geopolitical risks,” writes “European Truth”on the news about referenda among the reasons for the collapse was the expectation of the introduction of new duties and MTPL for exporters.

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