Russian stocks, rouble stronger after new EU sanctions list

MOSCOW, July 31 Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:08am EDT

MOSCOW, July 31 (Reuters) - Russian stock indexes rose strongly on Thursday after the European Commission published a new list of individuals and companies subject to sanctions over Ukraine but spared major listed companies.

At 0603 GMT, the dollar-denominated RTS index was up 1.3 percent to 1,238 points, while the rouble-based MICEX rose 0.8 percent to 1,393 points.

The rouble was 0.5 percent stronger against the dollar at 35.42.

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Russia in graphics: link.reuters.com/dun63s (Reporting By Jason Bush, editing by Elizabeth Piper)

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