On December 15 to 19, the RTS index grew by 5.28 percent to 569.59 points. According to the RTS press service, within this time span Sibneft stepped up 15.83 percent to $3 per share of common stock, YUKOS rose by 13.09 percent to $10.8 per share, and Svyazinform surged 11.86 percent to $1.65 per share of preferred stock.
In the reported period, the RTS daily average trading volume dropped 11 percent to $22.885m. The aggregate trading volume amounted to $114.423m against $102.636m as of December 5 to 11. YUKOS, RAO UES and LUKoil were the most traded stocks on the RTS.
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