Stock trading in the U.S. on March 17 , 2014 . leading indexes closed higher , despite the fact that a number of world powers approved sanctions against a number of Russian politicians and representatives of the country’s top authorities . Thus, the Dow Jones index rose more than 1 %, S & P 500 – 1%, and high-tech NASDAQ – 0.8%.
According to the results of the referendum in the Crimea, over 96% were in favor of Crimeans secede from Ukraine and join Russia . West even before the vote said he did not recognize the referendum . In response to the U.S. and the EU referendum threatened introduction of new sanctions against Russia , which had been approved .
On the eve of U.S. President Barack Obama ordered to impose visa and financial sanctions on seven Russian officials : Elena Mizulina , Leonid Slutsky , Valentina Matvienko , Andrei Klishas , Dmitry Rogozin , Vladislav Surkov and Sergei Glazyev . Any property specified persons within the United States or is subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked . They are also prohibited from entering the United States . In addition , sanctions have been imposed on a number of representatives of Ukraine and Crimea .
The list of persons subject to EU sanctions , was somewhat broader: there has got 21 official Russia and Ukraine. They also extended freeze European assets and visa restrictions . As part of the sanctions against the Kremlin Japan also suspended negotiations on an investment agreement and easing the visa regime with Russia.
On the corporate front quotes were marked by strong growth of high-tech companies. For example, shares of Chinese Internet company Sina rose 6.6% after the announcement that her “daughter” Weibo intends to enter the IPO. Short Message Service Weibo, where more than 61 million registered users , is known worldwide as the ” Chinese Twitter”.
Quotes Yahoo! rose more than 4% after the Chinese Internet giant Alibaba said he intends to go for an IPO in the U.S.. Yahoo! owns a stake in Alibaba – the company that often compared to online retailer Amazon and eBay – the American company providing services in the areas of online auctions , online shopping and instant payments .
Coffee maker and accessories for him Keurig Green Mountain reported that enters the list of companies index S & P. Against this backdrop, the company quotes climbed more than 2%.
Trading on the stock exchanges in the United States March 17 index closed higher . For example, the Dow Jones index rose by 181.55 points ( 1.13 % ) – up to 16,247.22 points, the S & P 500 – by 17.7 points ( 0.96 %) – to 1858.83 points , NASDAQ – by 34.55 points ( +0.81 %) – to 4279.95 points.