The Russian stock market continues to sell off amid geopolitical uncertainty: on January 17, the Moscow Exchange index fell by 1% (3560 points) by the close of the main trading session, its counterpart in dollar terms – the RTS index – by 0.73% (1475 points). Investors have been actively withdrawing from Russian securities since Thursday, i.e. for the third trading session in a row. Then, against the backdrop of news about the failure of negotiations on security guarantees with NATO, the market recorded the strongest decline since the spring of 2020 (then the decline was global – due to the spread of the coronavirus, assets became cheaper around the world).
The Russian currency strengthened slightly in the evening, although it fell during the day: the dollar was worth 76 rubles by the close of trading. (minus 0.20 kopecks), euro – 86.5 rubles.