Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.12%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.12%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Power , Telecoms and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX added 0.12% to hit a new 6-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were GidroOGK-011D (MCX: HYDR ), which rose 3.45% or 0.0295 points to trade at 0.8845 at the close. Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) added 2.43% or 0.0253 points to end at 1.0667 and SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) was up 2.25% or 3.35 points to 152.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Magnit (MCX: MGNT ), which lost 1.69% or 170.0 points to trade at 9880.0 in late trade. NOVATEK (MCX: NVTK ) declined 1.62% or 11.00 points to end at 666.10 and PIK (MCX: PIKK ) shed 1.59% or 5.10 points to 315.40.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 132 to 87 and 18 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 0.73% to 15.160 a new all time low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.79% or 10.10 to $1285.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.75% or 0.37 to hit $49.66 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.50% or 0.28 to trade at $55.90 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.24% to 58.3250, while EUR/RUB rose 0.37% to 68.5300.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 93.52.

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