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 Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX gained 0.36%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were MosEnrg (MCX: MSNG ), which rose 3.51% or 0.0985 points to trade at 2.9080 at the close. Uralkaliy (MCX: URKA ) added 3.50% or 4.85 points to end at 143.45 and Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) was up 3.08% or 0.0286 points to 0.9580 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ), which lost 2.71% or 1.95 points to trade at 70.04 in late trade. ALROSA ao (MCX: ALRS ) declined 1.90% or 1.520 points to end at 78.300 and Tatneft-3 (MCX: TATN ) shed 1.43% or 5.45 points to 375.50.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 118 to 96 and 17 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 0.25% to 19.760.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.25% or 3.21 to $1294.81 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 1.77% or 0.86 to hit $47.80 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 1.80% or 0.95 to trade at $51.77 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.10% to 59.0618, while EUR/RUB rose 0.45% to 69.7450.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 93.05.

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