Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.48%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.48%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Manufacturing , Oil & Gas and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX added 0.48% to hit a new 6-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ), which rose 1.90% or 83.0 points to trade at 4445.0 at the close. MosEnrg (MCX: MSNG ) added 1.57% or 0.0465 points to end at 3.0005 and Surgut (MCX: SNGS ) was up 1.48% or 0.430 points to 29.440 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yevroplan PAO (MCX: EPLN ), which lost 5.45% or 37.0 points to trade at 641.5 in late trade. Uralkaliy (MCX: URKA ) declined 1.49% or 2.15 points to end at 142.20 and DIXY Group ao (MCX: DIXY ) shed 1.17% or 3.70 points to 311.60.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 115 to 104 and 17 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 1.99% to 16.260 a new all time low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.87% or 11.34 to $1290.36 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.46% or 0.24 to hit $52.12 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.73% or 0.42 to trade at $57.50 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.54% to 58.1329, while EUR/RUB rose 0.35% to 68.4160.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.30% at 93.09.

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