Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.18%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.18%
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Investing.com – Russia equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Manufacturing , Mining and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX rose 0.18%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were MMC Norilsk Nickel (MCX: GMKN ), which rose 3.30% or 335.0 points to trade at 10490.0 at the close. Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) added 1.77% or 2.09 points to end at 120.49 and GidroOGK-011D (MCX: HYDR ) was up 1.72% or 0.0149 points to 0.8790 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Magnit (MCX: MGNT ), which lost 2.01% or 196.0 points to trade at 9540.0 in late trade. NMTP (MCX: NMTP ) declined 1.88% or 0.1600 points to end at 8.3300 and United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) shed 1.47% or 0.610 points to 40.790.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 118 to 101 and 24 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 2.72% to 15.040.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.54% or 6.96 to $1303.46 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.74% or 0.88 to hit $51.48 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.78% or 1.00 to trade at $57.25 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 1.09% to 57.0613, while EUR/RUB fell 0.91% to 67.6007.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 92.81.

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