The 30-stock Micex Index slid 2.9 percent to 1,691.45 by 6:45 p.m.in Moscow. The dollar-denominated RTS Index lost 2.8 percent to 1,976.74.
The following were among the most active stocks in the Russian market today. Stock symbols are in parenthesis.
OAO OGK-4 (OGK4 RX) dropped to its lowest since May, losing
4.3 percent to 2.31 rubles after Deutsche Bank AG said the Russian power producer may be excluded this month from the MSCI Russia Index on “liquidity grounds.”
OAO Polymetal (PMTL RX), a Russian silver producer, slipped for the first day in three after futures on the metal tumbled. The shares slid 2.1 percent to 528.7 rubles.
OAO Rosneft (ROSN RX): Russia’s largest oil producer, slid to its lowest since January, declining 3.1 percent to 236.74 rubles as crude fell on signs growth in the U.S. economy may slow.
United Co. Rusal (486 HK), the world’s biggest aluminum producer, gained the most in a month in Hong Kong trading after Deutsche Bank said the company may be included in the MSCI Russia Index. The stock rose 2.5 percent to HK$12.18 by the close in Hong Kong. The Moscow-traded stock climbed 0.9 percent to 426.39 rubles.