Russian Stock Indices at open on March 18: the MICEX Index increased by 0.04% to 1284.15, the RTS Index went up 0.34% to 1110.82.
The Dow Jones Industrial closed up 1.13% to 16247.22 points, NASDAQ advanced 0.81% to 4279.95, S&P went up 0.96% to 1858.83.
Crude oil dropped in price on the New York and London stock exchanges on March 17. Official Brent crude dropped by 1.8% to $106.24 a barrel on London's ICE Futures. Crude oil future price decreased by 0.8% to $98.08 a barrel on the New York exchange