The following companies may be active in Russian trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and share prices are from the previous close.
The 30-stock Micex Index added 0.1 percent to 1,514.10, its third consecutive daily gain.
OAO Lukoil (LKOH RX): The largest private oil producer in Russia is scheduled to report second-quarter earnings. Shares lost 0.7 percent to 1,727.30 rubles in Moscow.
OAO Dixy Group (DIXY RX): The Russian food retailer that bought smaller competitor Victoria Group is scheduled to report seven-month sales. Shares rose 0.3 percent to 280.71 rubles in Moscow.
OAO Pharmstandard (PHST RX): The Russian drugmaker is scheduled to publish first-half earnings. Shares gained 3.4 percent to 2,075 rubles in Moscow.
Mail.ru Group Ltd. (MAIL LI): The Russian Internet company is scheduled to release first-half earnings. Shares gained 9.5 percent to $31.75 in London.
O’Key Group SA (OKEY LI): The Russian supermarket chain is scheduled to report first-half earnings. Shares gained 3.6 percent to $7.15 in London.