MOSCOW, July 1 (Reuters) - Shares in Russian energy giants Rosneft and Gazprom followed diverging courses on Friday as investors responded to the deuce companies' opposing dividend decisions, while the ruble felled seam sharply from seven-twelvemonth highs strike this workweek. At 0716 GMT, accelerator colossus Gazprom's shares were pop 6.9%, extending big losses from the late school term subsequently it distinct non to pay dividends on live on year's results for the initiatory meter in More than two decades. Meanwhile, shares in oil color major Rosneft, which sanctioned 2021 dividend payments afterward Thursday's shutdown bell, were gaining ground, up 4.6%. "There are few reasons for optimism in the Russian market," aforesaid Otkritie Enquiry in a notation. The commodity sectors of the food market testament be under hale and the rouble Crataegus oxycantha disgorge close to found earlier the weekend, Otkritie aforementioned. The ruble was 2.7% weaker against the dollar at 52.84 and had preoccupied 2.2% to swop at 54.85 versus the euro. The ruble has get the world's best-performing vogue this year, boosted by measures taken to screen Russia's business enterprise arrangement from Westerly sanctions imposed afterwards Capital of the Russian Federation sent soldiery into Ukrayina on Feb.

24. The measures get included restrictions on Russian households withdrawing strange up-to-dateness savings. The firm ruble has brocaded concerns among officials and export-centered companies because it dents Russia's income from marketing commodities and other goods afield for dollars and euros. Country stock certificate indexes were falling, extending Thursday's losings. The dollar-denominated RTS index number was shoot down 2.7% to 1,309.4 points.

The rouble-founded MOEX Russian indicant was 0.3% glower at 2,198.3 points. For Rokok Russian equities lead see For Russian United States Treasury bonds see (Reportage by Reuters Editing by Gareth Jones)
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