The trade volume on the market of forward deals at the RTS and St. Petersburg stock exchanges advanced by 68.36 percent to 4.002bn rubles ($125.77m) in the period from November 4 to 15, 2002, the RTS press service reported. Participants of the trade made 21,430 deals on 983,900 contracts. The previous volume was 2.377bn rubles ($74.7m).
Some 20,402 deals totaling 3.89bn rubles ($122.25m) were made on 952,000 futures contracts, compared to 2.306bn rubles ($72.47m) in the period from October 28 to November 1.
Russian President Vladimir Putin got the West worried again by signing Decree No. 915. The news did not produce any public effect in Russia