Moscow Exchange (MOEX) plans to admit shares of 240 international companies including VMware, Levi Strauss & Co, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, iRobot Corporation to trading on 1 March 2022. This will bring the number of shares and depository receipts of international issuers available for trading on Moscow Exchange to 919.
In 2022, the number of international securities available for trading on MOEX will exceed 1,500.
Moscow Exchange launched trading in international equities on 24 August 2020. The securities are traded in the main and after-hours trading sessions; the most liquid global stocks and depositary receipts are available for pre-market trading. Trades are settled in RUB using MOEX’s robust infrastructure, which includes a qualified central counterparty and record-keeping with the central securities depository (NSD). Dividends are set in the currency of the issuer, i.e., in USD for US securities.
All shares of international companies admitted to trading on Moscow Exchange are available to investors, including individuals, in rubles and in the currency of the primary listing, primarily US dollars.
National Clearing Centre (NCC, part of Moscow Exchange Group) accepts securities of international companies as collateral for trades made on Moscow Exchange markets.
Individual investors can submit Form W-8 to establish eligibility for reduction of or exemption from tax on dividend income from U.S. securities.
Trading on Moscow Exchange’s Equity Market runs from 6:50 am to 11:50 pm Moscow time.