08/10/1998 14:46:00 Russia's RTS share index closes down 8.99 pct
MOSCOW, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Russia's benchmark RTS1-Interfax
share index fell 8.99 percent on Monday to 120.91, its lowest
level in more than two years, on a tiny volume of $15.19
The last time the index closed at such a low level was on
May 22, 1996, when it hit 116.18 on volume of $19 million.
Russian shares have come under pressure from weak
international markets and steep falls in Russia's domestic and
foreign debt, traders said.
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