Russia RTS Stock-Index Futures Gain 0.1% at Start of Trading

Russia’s RTS futures expiring in June gained 0.1 percent to 190,520 at 11:04 a.m. in New York.

Contracts on OAO Gazprom, the natural-gas export monopoly, rose 0.1 percent. Contracts on OAO Lukoil, the country’s second- biggest oil producer, gained 0.2 percent, while contracts on OAO Sberbank, Russia’s largest lender, advanced 0.1 percent.

The Market Vectors Russia ETF, a U.S.-traded fund that holds Russian shares, rose 3.5 percent.

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