September 16, 2008 / 1:21 PM / 11 years ago

Russia's RTS exchange halts share trading for one hour

MOSCOW, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Russia’s dollar-denominated stock exchange, the RTS, suspended trade for one hour starting at 1700 local time (1300 GMT) on Tuesday because of steep falls driven by liquidity fears, an exchange official said.

The RTS Index .IRTS, Russias's benchmark, stood down 11.47 percent at 1131.1 index points as trade was suspended. (Reporting by Olga Popova; writing by Simon Shuster)

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