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The 30-stock Micex Index climbed 1.1 percent to 1,649.56, gaining for a fourth consecutive day. The dollar-denominated RTS Index fell 0.2 percent to 1,685.01.

OAO Aeroflot (AFLT RX): Eastern Europe’s biggest airline is due to report third-quarter earnings. Aeroflot gained 2.5 percent to 82.39 rubles, the highest level since June 2008.

OAO Sberbank (SBER03 RX): Russia’s largest lender is due to report third-quarter results. Sberbank fell 0.7 percent to 102.99 rubles.

OAO Gazprom (GAZP RX): Joint ventures between Gazprom, the world’s largest gas producer, and NAK Naftogaz Ukrainy are just at the “level of proposals,” Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said on the privately owned Inter TV channel. The Russian gas exporter added 0.9 percent to 191.02 rubles.

OAO Rosneft (ROSN RX): Crude oil for January delivery rose $1.19, or 1.4 percent, to $89.19 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Russia’s biggest oil producer rose 0.3 percent to 217.63 rubles.

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