Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.39%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.39%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms , Power and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX gained 0.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ), which rose 5.82% or 2.280 points to trade at 41.450 at the close. Detskiy Mir PAO (MCX: DSKY ) added 4.21% or 4.35 points to end at 107.75 and GidroOGK-011D (MCX: HYDR ) was up 2.73% or 0.0222 points to 0.8357 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NMTP (MCX: NMTP ), which lost 3.26% or 0.2800 points to trade at 8.3000 in late trade. AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ) declined 1.59% or 2950 points to end at 183000 and DIXY Group ao (MCX: DIXY ) shed 1.55% or 5.20 points to 331.20.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 135 to 85 and 19 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 2.04% to 16.820.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.64% or 8.18 to $1269.92 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.88% or 0.48 to hit $55.02 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 1.06% or 0.64 to trade at $61.26 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 1.62% to 59.1060, while EUR/RUB rose 1.18% to 68.5940.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 94.87.

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