Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.40%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.40%
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Investing.com – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Power , Mining and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX rose 0.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were ALROSA ao (MCX: ALRS ), which rose 2.98% or 2.350 points to trade at 81.150 at the close. GidroOGK-011D (MCX: HYDR ) added 2.91% or 0.0243 points to end at 0.8598 and Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) was up 2.41% or 0.0238 points to 1.0111 in late trade.

Biggest losers included United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ), which lost 3.08% or 1.240 points to trade at 39.020 in late trade. Uralkaliy (MCX: URKA ) declined 2.59% or 3.75 points to end at 141.15 and Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ) shed 1.92% or 1.37 points to 70.08.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 116 to 108 and 16 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 0.57% to 19.300.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.09% or 14.21 to $1312.11 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 3.43% or 1.64 to hit $46.23 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 1.29% or 0.67 to trade at $51.31 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.03% to 58.5650, while EUR/RUB rose 0.43% to 70.1129.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 92.18.

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