Update: Halt Extended.... Russian Main Sector Trading Halted

Update: the PPT has not done its job just yet, which is why the Micex just announced it will extend the suspension for another 40 minutes. Since it may reopen at 7: 35 pm, perhaps Russia may just keep it closed until tomorrow?

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Remember when Russia was the harbinger of global stock market halts and the best predictor of Rule 48s right here in the US? Here we go again (and via Interfax):

Loosely translated: trading the main sector of the Micex has been halteuntil 18:56 pm local time. We apologise for the inconvenience.