The Russian stock market fell sharply amid U.S. sanctions

Рынок акций России резко упал на фоне санкций США

The ruble fell to multi-year lows amid U.S. sanctions

The loss of Russian billionaires for the day after the introduction of new us sanctions exceeded $ 15 billion. Since the introduction of the measures they had lost more than $ 17 billion.

Stock markets in Russia plummeted after the US decided to impose new anti-Russian sanctions. The greatest damage inflicted securities of RUSAL and En+, as well as Sberbank, but fell and other shares on the Moscow stock exchange, RIA Novosti reported.

By the close of trading, the dollar rose by 2.49 ruble − to 60,65 of the ruble, the Euro by 3.26 ruble − to 74,70 of the ruble.

It is noted that the loss of Russian billionaires for the day after new sanctions from the United States exceeded $ 15 billion and since the imposition of sanctions billionaires lost more than $ 17 billion, estimated by the Agency on the basis of the rating Bloomberg Billionaires Index (BBI).

BBI includes a rating of 500 richest people in the world and is updated daily following the close of trading in new York. In this list are now 25 Russians, on Monday, April 9, only one of them increased his fortune, the rest 24 is reduced.

The greatest loss was the President of Norilsk Nickel Vladimir Potanin, his condition has decreased by 2.28 billion. The main owner of the Renova group of companies Viktor Vekselberg has lost 1.28 billion dollars. As the head and co-owner of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov declined to 1.37 billion dollars.

We will remind, on April 6, the United States imposed new sanctions against seven major Russian business, 14 state-owned companies and 17 officials of the officials of the Russian Federation, and also against one of the companies of the Russian Federation on the arms trade and associated Bank.

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