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Russia’s Micex-RTS Equities Exchange Extends Trading Halt

Russia’s Micex-RTS Exchange has extended a technical halt and the situation is considered an emergency, according to a statement on its website.

The reasons for the halt in trading “are unclear,” Micex- RTS technical aide Artem Payzanskiy said by phone from Moscow. The exchange is investigating the interruption, he said.

The halt has stopped trading of stocks during the evening session of the Micex Index (INDEXCF), Luis Saenz, chief executive officer of Otrkritie Financial Corp.’s New York unit, said by phone. Trading in RTS Index futures is not being affected, Saenz said.

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