Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.57%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.57%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Mining , Telecoms and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX rose 0.57%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were ANK Bashneft OAO Pref (MCX: BANE_p ), which rose 4.47% or 55.0 points to trade at 1285.0 at the close. Sberbank Rossii PAO (MCX: SBER ) added 2.51% or 4.30 points to end at 175.30 and NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ) was up 2.06% or 2.60 points to 128.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Uralkaliy (MCX: URKA ), which lost 3.68% or 5.35 points to trade at 140.15 in late trade. AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ) declined 3.24% or 0.375 points to end at 11.200 and Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) shed 2.10% or 0.0206 points to 0.9593.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 111 to 106 and 14 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 0.43% to 20.840.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.19% or 2.43 to $1293.43 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 1.05% or 0.50 to hit $48.33 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.16% or 0.60 to trade at $52.47 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.04% to 59.0648, while EUR/RUB rose 0.27% to 69.7002.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 93.20.

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