Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.53%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.53%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Telecoms , Mining and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX gained 0.53%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were MMK (MCX: MAGN ), which rose 7.61% or 2.890 points to trade at 40.890 at the close. PIK (MCX: PIKK ) added 5.12% or 15.30 points to end at 314.00 and MTS (MCX: MTSS ) was up 3.58% or 9.45 points to 273.70 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which lost 2.18% or 17.0 points to trade at 762.5 in late trade. Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ) declined 1.36% or 25.50 points to end at 1843.00 and MVideo (MCX: MVID ) shed 1.19% or 5.00 points to 416.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 128 to 99 and 13 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 1.04% to 20.330.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.13% or 1.71 to $1342.79 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 1.11% or 0.54 to hit $49.20 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.26% or 0.67 to trade at $54.05 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.35% to 57.3254, while EUR/RUB fell 0.27% to 68.3875.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 92.09.

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