The Moscow Exchange Indices are capitalization-weighted composite indices calculated based on prices of the 50 most liquid Russian stocks of the largest and dynamically developing Russian issuers with economic activities related to the main sectors of the Russian economy presented on the Exchange.
The MICEX Index was launched on September 22, 1997. The Index is calculated in real time and denominated in rubles. The RTS Index was started on September 01, 1995. The Index is calculated in real time and denominated in US dollars.
The rules of calculation of the Moscow Exchange Indices imply an accurate and transparent procedure for forming the list of index constituents, including quarterly publications of waiting lists that contain securities to be included into the Index when reviewing the constituents list. The Index Committee of CJSC MICEX Stock Exchange, an advisory body consisting of the leading analysts of the Russian financial market and representatives of the professional community, participates in selecting stocks to be included in the Moscow Exchange Indices.
The MICEX Index is employed in order to temporary suspend trading in shares on the Exchange. Such temporary suspensions are carried out in accordance with the procedure set out in the Trading rules of CJSC MICEX Stock Exchange and in cases stipulated in the Regulations on organization of trading on the stock market approved by the order of the FFMS of the Russian Federation No 10-78/пз-н as of December 28, 2010 (with amendments and additions introduced).