Insiders in Russia's leading futures exchanges have taken
different views on the effect of the recent equity market fall
on their business.
Last month, Moscow-traded stocks slumped hard in response to
the jailing of controversial oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Shares of his giant oil company Yukos plummeted on Moscow
Interbank Currency Exchange (Micex)'s screen-based Russian
Trading System (RTS), erasing around $6.5 billion from Yukos
value at one point. The drop in other stocks was so fast that
both exchanges were forced to suspend share trading.
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