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Russian RTS Index shows the fastest growth in the world in 2009

September 30th 2009. The RTS Index, the leading benchmark of the Russian stock market, has doubled in value since the beginning of the year, making it the best performing major world index for the 9 months of 2009, according to MarketWatch, part of The Wall Street Digital Network.

On Tuesday, September 29, 2009 the RTS Index soared to an intraday high of 1,265.93 points, which took its year-to-date gains to 100%. Comparable indices such as MSCI Emerging Markets Index, Shanghai Composite, Bovespa, and S&P 500 showed respectively a 59.2%, 51%, 63%, and 18% growth for the same period according to MarketWatch.

For further information on the research, please visit the MarketWatch website.

RTS Index is the main benchmark of the Russian stock market first calculated on September 1, 1995, its initial value was set at 100 points. The RTS Index is calculated based on 50 stocks of most capitalized Russian issuers. The RTS Indices family includes: RTS Index, RTS-2 Index, RTS Index – Oil & Gas (RTSog), RTS Index – Telecom (RTStl), RTS Index – Industrial (RTSin), RTS Index – Metals & Mining (RTSmm), RTS Index – Consumer & Retail (RTScr), RTS Index – Electric Utilities (RTSeu), and RTS Index – Financials (RTSfn).

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