Moscow shares rise after Ukraine peace talks start

MOSCOW, Sept 5 Fri Sep 5, 2014 7:11am EDT

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MOSCOW, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Moscow shares rose on Friday afternoon on news that talks aimed at achieving a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine had started in Minsk.

At 1105 GMT the dollar-denominated RTS index was up 0.7 percent on the day at 1,250 points, while the rouble-based MICEX was up 0.5 percent at 1,464 points, both up from around 0.2 percent gains seen before the meeting. (Reporting By Lidia Kelly, writing by Jason Bush)