Stocks of Russian utilities, steelmakers, banks fall sharply on Friday
MOSCOW, March 14
MOSCOW, March 14 (Reuters) - Stocks in Russian utilities, steelmakers and banks fell sharply on Friday, two days before Crimea holds a referendum to vote on joining Russia.
The benchmark MICEX stock index fell 3.40 percent, also hit by slowing growth in China which hurt risk-appetite. Sberbank, Russia's largest bank and top blue chip, lost around 6 percent.