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Sept. 19, 2008, 6:25 a.m. EDT

Russia stocks surge after suspensions, world rally

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By Steve Goldstein

LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Russian stocks rallied Friday after three days of halts, helped by the broader rally in world equity markets as well as the country's plan to pump $44 billion into the banking system and cut bank reserve requirements. The RTS rose 20.2% to 1,272.46, with London-listed VTB Bank shares surging 36%.

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