January 30, 2013 / 5:36 AM / in 5 years

Russian markets - Factors to Watch on Jan 30

MOSCOW, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Here are events and news stories that could move
Russian markets on Wednesday.
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    STOCKS CALL (Contributions to moscow.newsroom@reuters.com):
    PROMSVYAZBANK: With U.S. stock indexes largely flat but Asian markets are
mostly positive, the backdrop looks positive for the Russian stock market
opening, expecting to see a moderate increase among most traded domestic shares.
    URALSIB: "We expect stocks with high dividend yields to continue
outperforming the Russian market, helping investors generate superior returns." 
    EVENTS (All times GMT):
    MOSCOW -  Russian precious metals miner Polymetal is expected to
publish fourth-quarter production data;
    MOSCOW - Russian weekly inflation; 
    MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin is expected to meet representatives of
several Russian regions;
    MOSCOW - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attends annual Emergency Ministry
    CARACAS, Venezuela - Rosneft Chief Executive visits Venezuela.
    Telecoms group Vimpelcom may to sell its retail business which
provides fixed internet access in Russia, valuing the asset at $1 billion and
keeping the corporate one, Vedomosti daily newspaper said, citing sources. 
    Kazakhstan is considering halting oil products imports from Russia for six
months, which may affect Gazpromneft's business in the country,
Kommersant daily newspaper said, citing sources.
Passenger plane crash kills 21 in Kazakhstan                    
Billionaire duo shortlisted for $4 bln Polyus stake             
Gazprom sees South Stream costing $39 bln                       
Russia's Severstal Q4 steel output down 5 pct q/q               
Russian Railways plans 500 mln Swiss franc Eurobond             
Russia's TMK 2012 pipe shipments down 0.3 pct                   
Russian stocks fall after rally, rouble holds firm              
Norilsk approves 9.69 pct treasury shares cancellation          
Kazakhs eye return to debt markets with $1 bln                  
VTB's retail arm sees slower retail lending                     
Russian investigators search liberal governor's office          
Gay German minister raps Russia on homosexual rights-Spiegel    
Bolshoi Ballet chief to recover from acid attack in Germany     
Rosneft inks deal to join Venezuela offshore gas project        
Urals exports from Baltic ports to fall in Feb                  
Russia's AgMin to cut grain export forecast                     
Novorossiisk to handle 2.52 mln t Urals in Feb plus Jan cargoes 
Ukraine drops deadline for signing Chevron shale gas deal       
 RTS                             1,627.4   +0.22 pct
 MSCI Russia               858.9   -0.46 pct
 MSCI Emerging Markets         1,072.2   +0.21 pct
 Russia 2030-year Eurobond yield: 2.884/2.864 pct
 EMBI+ Russia 131 basis points over
 Rouble/dollar   30.0350
 Rouble/euro     40.5400
 NYMEX crude        $97.56   +$0.78
 ICE Brent crude  $114.43   +$0.83
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