Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.08%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.08%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms , Power and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX rose 0.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Unipro (MCX: UPRO ), which rose 4.08% or 0.0980 points to trade at 2.4980 at the close. ANK Bashneft OAO Pref (MCX: BANE_p ) added 3.58% or 45.0 points to end at 1302.0 and AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ) was up 3.31% or 0.450 points to 14.050 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ), which lost 4.31% or 3.02 points to trade at 66.97 in late trade. NMTP (MCX: NMTP ) declined 4.17% or 0.3450 points to end at 7.9200 and NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ) shed 2.40% or 18.0 points to 733.5.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 138 to 83 and 14 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 1.32% to 17.600.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.17% or 2.27 to $1327.03 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.32% or 0.16 to hit $49.73 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.04% or 0.02 to trade at $55.45 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.10% to 57.5550, while EUR/RUB rose 0.48% to 68.8150.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 91.80.

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