Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.36%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.36%
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 gained 0.36%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were GidroOGK-011D (MCX: HYDR ), which rose 2.32% or 0.0189 points to trade at 0.8339 at the close. AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ) added 2.25% or 0.260 points to end at 11.820 and Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) was up 2.08% or 2.33 points to 114.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which lost 1.94% or 15.5 points to trade at 784.5 in late trade. Ros Agro PLC (MCX: AGRODR ) declined 1.67% or 12 points to end at 705 and Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ) shed 1.60% or 11.80 points to 725.20.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 151 to 70 and 14 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 0.10% to 20.470.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.24% or 3.17 to $1290.83 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 1.50% or 0.73 to hit $48.09 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 1.73% or 0.90 to trade at $51.20 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.35% to 59.6645, while EUR/RUB fell 0.67% to 70.3300.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 93.25.

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